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Business Development Director

51,528 P.A. ?
Location: Deeside Industrial Park
Company: Element Materials Technology
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Element has an opportunity for a Business Development Director. The Business Development Director is an enterprise seller assigned to the highest accounts by sector.

In this role you will be responsible for pursuing sales opportunities to sell the full breadth of Element services within specified accounts in order to meet their assigned budget. You will support Strategic or Key Accounts within their specified territory with any activities needed at local sites. The ideal candidate will demonstrate managerial courage, be action oriented, customer focused and have an entrepreneurial drive.

  • Drive high quality professional services engagements from a technical and customer perspective
  • Develop and drive divisional specific marketing initiatives
  • 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
  • Lead a team of Business Development Manager, Inside Sales Manager, Technical Sales handling top of funnel operations, as well as end of funnel pipeline
  • Partner with Operations in order to have seamless execution

  • 10 years of Technical experience with Sales responsibilities
  • Bachelors of Science in Material Sciences preferred but other four year degree will be considered
  • Prior testing, metallurgical or composites experience a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as customer quotes / contracts, marketing materials, and customer testing specifications
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions and proportions and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to solve practical customer problems and interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Must have valid Driver’s License, with an acceptable driving record under Element’s policy
  • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Dynamics AX and CRM, Word, Excel)
  • Availability, flexibility, and maturity to represent the company at a broad range of events / projects in the community, with customers and within the company
  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs
  • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
  • Ability to interface with clients, win new work and determine their requirements; helps develops proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and conditions
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time; some overnight travel may be required



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.

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.

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

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