Element Materials Technology

Operations Manager

Job Locations UK-Aberdeenshire-Aberdeen


Element has an opportunity for an Operations Manager .Due to organisational re-structuring, we have an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Operations Manager to join our Energy Team in Aberdeen. Reporting to the General Manager, this role will assume P&L responsibility for all operations and revenue streams within the materials testing laboratory based in Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen.


The person we are looking for will have demonstrable experience of managing cross functional teams and processes within a commercial operations or projects type environment. They will be a dynamic individual who will be expected to bring energy, passion and a pragmatic inclusive leadership style to an already successful organisation. You will be expected to own and drive the continuous improvement and operational excellence agenda throughout the business.



  • Responsible and accountable for driving and delivering customer satisfaction through on time delivery, quality and excellent customer service
  • Accountable for achieving annual Operational Plan including revenues, profit, working capital and operational performance
  • Evaluate and actively manage the locations ability to satisfy customer needs for the present and the future, ensuring adequate resources and staffing levels to meet or exceed these needs
  • Working with the sales and business development teams, actively maintain contact and relationships with top location customers in line with Element policies, and participate as necessary to cultivate new customers
  • Develop and execute short and long term business plans and strategies to include operational goals, equipment needs, and staffing for the location
  • Prepare and submit accurate revenue forecasts on a weekly basis, determine and execute on corrective actions necessary to achieve plan goals
  • Provide guidance, direction and developmental opportunities that allow colleagues talent to be identified and realised. Likewise, provide direction and counselling to underperforming employees

Skills / Qualifications

  • Significant experience managing within a commercial operations, engineering or project management environment
  • CMI Qualification in Management or equivalent
  • HND / BSc in Engineering or Materials Science would be advantageous
  • Development of effective, high performing teams driving continuous improvement and change management

The successful applicant will be joining a world leading organisation in which its people are its greatest asset. A competitive salary and benefits package will be available as will the opportunity to develop a career with the fastest growing organisation of its type in the world.



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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