Element Materials Technology

RSPO Technical Manager

Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe


Element has an opportunity for an RSPO Technical Manager. In this role you will provide specialised expertise and leadership to the certification team on technical matters relating to the RSPO supply chain.



  • Provide data analysis of processes and performance as required.
  • Work with the team to raise standards by detecting adverse trends and improving consistency
  • In conjunction with the management team identify and develop skills within the team to promote transfer of knowledge and increase expertise
  • Ensure changes to standards are communicated and implemented across the business including affiliate offices, audit team with auditors and certification decision makers as well as certificate holders
  • In conjunction with the management team work to ensure workload priorities are understood and effectively managed
  • Work to improve operational compliance and encourage and support the business towards organisational excellence within supply chain
  • Act as a point of reference during internal and external audits
  • Lead taking responsibility for addressing internal audit non-conformities promoting continuous process improvement, including corrective and preventative actions
  • Assist in the timely response to external audit findings through root cause analysis and implementation of corrections and corrective actions

Skills / Qualifications

  • Excellent operational, organisational and auditing skills and be experienced in applying this knowledge to make smart, impartial, technical decisions to all aspects of the certification and accreditation process
  • Good communication and interpersonal qualities, including coaching, mentoring and leading by example
  • Strong IT skills, including MS Office suite and business systems deployed in the department
  • Broad knowledge of certification business activities.
    Previous experience in supply chain scheme management experience


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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