Element Materials Technology

Supply Chain Technical Manager

Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe


Element has an opportunity for a Supply Chain Technical Manager.



  • Provide leadership to the certification team on technical matters relating to 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
  • To always operate in accordance with Element’s Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values
  • To work in accordance with all Element’s policies procedures and standards as all times
  • This job description should not be considered exhaustive and the business may reasonably request duties in line with the incumbent’s skills, knowledge and aptitude

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

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

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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