Element Materials Technology

Head of Core IT Systems

Job Locations UK-Lancashire-Skelmersdale


Element has an opportunity for a new Head of Core IT Systems to join our growing team in Skelmersdale. The key responsibility for this role is to ensure our IT systems can sustain current and future needs; ensuring development, change, operation and support are optimised. This role is responsible for leading the IT Systems Team within the Core IT function, with up to 4 direct reports.



  • Leading the IT Systems function providing training, support, advice and feedback to team members
  • Building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across both IT and the Element business
  • Establishing IT systems performance through metrics, stakeholder engagement and transactional feedback; developing action plans to address areas needing improvement
  • Leveraging systems related best practices and frameworks, to establish and continuously improve IT systems operation and functionality.
  • Ensuring IT systems remain within operational standards and governance in regards to currency, security, licencing and budget
  • Preparing cost analyses, budget plans and proposals as needed
  • Ensuring the IT Systems Team operate within Change standards, process and procedures when modifying IT systems
  • Maintaining knowledge of IT systems technology and industry trends
  • Leading major IT systems incident recovery
  • Leading IT systems vendor reviews and managing performance when required

Skills / Qualifications

Our new role requires an experienced IT systems leader, practised in the development and support of IT systems used within the Element business. The role requires a strong operational focus and managerial skills, as well as a deep commitment to end-user satisfaction and experience in driving systems improvement.


Experience within the following areas is required:

  • Significant experience managing an IT Systems and Development Team in an environment of similar size and complexity 
  • D365 - CE, HR, F&O, Project Operations (& D365 Portals)
  • Microsoft Power Platform - PowerApps, PowerAutomate, PowerBI
  • SharePoint Online, including the migration to SharePoint online
  • Azure, including Azure DevOps
  • Business process mapping
  • Business analysis


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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