Element Materials Technology

General Manager

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Warrington


Element has an exciting opportunity for a General Manager to join our Warringtonfire business. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a Global Testing, Inspection and Certification business.  We offer a competitive salary depending on experience, car allowance, enhanced annual leave entitlement plus benefits such as company pension scheme, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, long term service reward and paid volunteer days.


Additionally, we believe that you should be working to develop your career. Through our Career Ladder professional development scheme we will work with you to progress your ambitions to achieve your career goals.



  • Contribute to the delivery of Element’s vision and strategy and objectives
  • Implement, review and report on the site’s annual plan and ensure it is correctly understood by the site’s management team and employees
  • Support the overall process of management and corporate decision making to ensure the site maximises its short, medium and long term profitability
  • Drive continuous improvement throughout the business programmes, against scheme, accreditation and operational requirements
  • Ensure the site operating objectives and standards of performance are owned by the management team and employees
  • Implement, maintain and manage an effective system of controls throughout the site covering both financial and non-financial aspects of the business
  • Ensure that appropriate standards of conduct are established and complied with at all times. 
  • Management, compliance, monitoring, reporting and communication of financial and physical resources and all administrative functions
  • Ensure the site fully complies with all relevant legislation and best practice
  • Build and lead an effective, cohesive site management team to deliver on their individual and site objectives
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures and processes

Skills / Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry with previous managerial and leadership responsibility (preferred)
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Operational Excellence frameworks - Lean, Six Sigma (preferred)
  • Clear understanding of all aspects of financial planning
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team of people
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Basic Knowledge of employment laws and practices
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Active affiliation with appropriate networks and organisations and ongoing continuous professional development

To apply please email Leigh.McComish@element.com



Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 9,000 brilliant minds operating from 270 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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