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At Norton Straw, we recognise the valuable contribution the defence industry makes in keeping us safe in an increasingly difficult world. Our engineering consultancy services have always played a role in this, but we’re now seeing increased demand that would benefit from a dedicated business leader.

We are looking for an ambitious Business Manager who will oversee our existing client relationships and be responsible for managing the growth of our defence business. Your main objective will be to identify, create and develop new opportunities, working with technical colleagues to develop commercially viable responses to the engineering challenges posed by industry and government bodies.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Enjoys client interaction and taking responsibility for meeting growth objectives;
  • Is capable of working autonomously in a fast-moving commercial environment;
  • Is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the defence industry and how it will evolve;
  • Enjoys problem solving and is looking to work directly with clients to really understand their issues and provide them with practical solutions;
  • Can demonstrate experience of working in the defence industry; perhaps in business management but if not, can demonstrate why they are willing to make the move in that direction now;
  • Wants the opportunity to work within a growing and dynamic engineering team.

Why work for Norton Straw Consultants?

Norton Straw is the core part of Element Digital Engineering, the consultancy division of multinational test and certification business, Element. With over 8000 employees and 220 sites worldwide, the rapidly-growing Element Group is especially focused on the growth of the Element Digital Engineering division, seeing the technologies it provides and the industries it serves as being central to the future of the group. As a result, we’re benefitting from unprecedented growth, investment, and opportunities for our staff.

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