Element Materials Technology

Sales Director

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Element has an opportunity for a Sales Director to lead the commercial sales and program management function across a Business Unit within the Americas region.  This entails mentoring and further building the team to drive best practice and a culture of commercial and program excellence, in addition to implementing the systems and processes required to support the ongoing development and professionalization of the commercial side of the business.    


The primary function of the role is leading and coaching assigned staff to drive profitable growth both within current customer base and new prospects, to increase customer satisfaction, drive productivity and achieve and exceed Element’s booking objectives.


The position is responsible for the day-to-day management and coaching of a sales team, program team and quotation management team, to maximize bookings on all customer segments.  The individual should display and cascade an Enterprise mentality and create a positive environment.  He/she is also responsible for the prioritization and assignment of their resources to the best opportunities and potential customers, setting clear goals and priorities for their direct reports.



  • Lead and contribute to the generation of the Regions’s strategic plans, working with other functional leads and business heads to ensure alignment with the current financial planning cycles
  • Seek out and support new partnership/alliance opportunities and undertake the initial business assessment for alignment with the Group, Region and Business Unit strategies/objectives
  • Grow Element’s market presence by identifying and exploiting new opportunities through service extensions and leveraging the capabilities of the wider Element group
  • Identify and propose geographical expansions through M&A or green field opportunities
  • Prepare market assessment studies, business cases and execute plans for new business opportunities, including contributing to capital request proposals

Skills / Qualifications

  • Approximately ten-fifteen years of Sales experience with direct experience in a sales management or equivalent position
  • Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience leading or supporting Program/project Management resources
  • Responsible for a minimum, 8 digit order intake budget
  • Remote management of a national (or very large multi-state region) sales team



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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