Element Materials Technology

Business Development Associate

Job Locations UK-Flintshire-Deeside


Element Environmental Laboratory has an opportunity for a Business Development Associate. You will be trained in sourcing new prospects, assessing their requirements, building relationships and turning the prospects into new clients.  Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit you will be driven by the sales strategy in supporting the global sales growth for the entire laboratory's services.  Full training and support will be given. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a marketing leading environmental laboratory at the beginning of a prosperous sales career.


Element Deeside is the largest analytical chemistry laboratory within the Element Group and the market leading UK laboratory undertaking the testing of soils, waters, wastes, oils, NAPLs, ambient air, soil vapours and gases from all over the world.  The laboratory undertakes high volume routine analysis as well as offering bespoke method development, technical support and hydrocarbon forensic interpretations to enhance the support we can deliver.  The laboratory has an international reputation for service excellence and supports clients that require a higher level of technical expertise, reliability in data quality and seamless project management from sample collection to timely delivery of data in the format of choice.



  • Source and assess potential clients to support the sales strategy
  • Identify current and future client service requirements through discussions with clients/prospects
  • Identify opportunities early in the sales cycle to ensure maximum share of wallet for Element
  • Qualify opportunities with assistance of the internal sales team
  • Manage relationships and utilize technical support to assist in Sales
  • Produce quotations and tenders to meet the prospects/clients requirements
  • Assist in the development and production of marketing materials
  • Actively participate in regular pipeline reviews, ensuring all CRM records are up to date and critical success factors are identified for key opportunities

Skills / Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a customer facing role beneficial
  • Chemistry or science based degree although ‘A’ level Chemistry will be considered
  • Confidence to speak to people on the telephone or Teams meetings
  • A keenness to learn and progress
  • Experience with differerent cultures advantageous


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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