• General Manager

    Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Stockport
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a General Manager.  Reporting to the assigned Division Director, the General Manager is responsible and accountable for all Element business operations and processes within the assigned business.


    • Operating in the business top leadership role, the General Manager is fully accountable and ultimately responsible for all hired personnel dedicated to the business
    • Work with assigned staff to ensure work schedules are maintained and balanced
      Mainain an environment of respect and dignity within the business covering employee interactions and problem solving while ensuring work rules are known and followed
    • The General Manager title has an overall EBITDA responsibility of greater than £3M
    • Responsible and accountable to drive and deliver the annual budget plan commitments including: revenues, profit, working capital and operational performance
    • Lead and inspire a culture of safety first
    • Responsible to work with location support functions and systems including QA, Safety and Health, Sales and Strategic Accounts, Finance, Human resources, Business Improvement, and Service Excellence
    • Maintain current knowledge of corporate and location policies and procedures
    • Develop and execute short and long term business plans and strategies to include operational goals, equipment needs, and staffing for the business
    • Working in conjunction with long term group goals, develop and implement strategies based on geographic business industry knowledge, technical capability and expertise, and capital expenditures needs
    • Actively maintain contact and relationships with top clients accounts in line with Element policies, and participate as necessary to cultivate new accounts
    • Provide managerial guidance to staff on reporting needs and requirements
    • Review reports, activities status, productivity, budget variance, and all other significant business issues on at least a monthly basis. Prepare and submit accurate forecasts as required, maintain acceptable levels of working capital, and determine and execute on corrective actions necessary to achieve plan goals
    • Provide guidance, direction and developmental opportunities that allow staff talents to be identified and groomed.  Likewise, provide direction and counseling to underperforming employees
    • Provide positive leadership and representation of Element to the public, customers, vendors, and to all employees through membership in professional organizations, serving on Company Task Forces, conducting employee meetings and visiting work areas
    • Ensure compliance with all Element policies including but not limited to Terms and Conditions, trade compliance, treatment of others and the moral code of conduct
    • Ensure adherence to all local, and national laws pertaining to safety, environment and corporate governance

    Skills / Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited 4-year college or university in an engineering or technical-related discipline. PE designation desirable
    • A minimum of 10 years related experience managing an enterprise with at least 25 employees with 3-6 subordinate exempt level managers/supervisors over multiple locations / geographies
    • Proven experience within testing, engineering or environmental industry
    • Strong Mathematical Skills
    • Ability to work at height (customer visits) and driving
    • Understands that all functions within the business fall under his / her direct purview. Works closely with Division Director with regard to areas of business development and support
    • Technical leadership is vital to the production and operation of assigned tests
    • Technical leadership is vital to the overall operation of the entire business
    • Must possess a strong ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with clients and colleagues with great attention to detail and timing of results
    • Ability to organize the business as a whole in line with the strategic, operational and technical goals of the entire company
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to effectively establish and maintain two-way communications to understand the needs and concerns of all locations
    • Ability to effectively provide managerial guidance to all staff on all functions within the business
    • Ability to deeply analyze and resolve operational, finance and other significant business issues on a daily basis
    • Has a broad business, finance and operational excellence acumen
    • Maintains a deep understanding of both the market in which the business is located as well as the national and global Testing, Inspection and Certification market
    • Is able to translate this market awareness into both a strategic and tactical management approach which contributes to the success of the business at all levels
    • Has proven track record of success with regard to managerial, technical and operational competency both inside and outside of the business
    • Is regarded by stakeholders within the business -- as well as in the larger Element Sector -- as a successful focused leader in the overall Element system


    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.


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