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Working at SATRA

A career at SATRA offers the opportunity to learn new things, to truly work as part of a team, and to enhance the consumer experience through applying our values to everything that we do. SATRA is recognised throughout the world for providing technical knowledge and expertise for numerous products industries.

We believe in equality and diversity and strive to be the best we can be as an employer through our commitment to recognising the individual strengths of all our employees and supporting them to reach their full potential.

We encourage ambition, passion and drive, alongside the ability to follow procedures and see a job through to the end. If you are someone who is able to go back to first principles in order to solve a problem then there is an opportunity waiting for you at SATRA.

At SATRA we appreciate the importance of both new and existing talent and how important it is for the future growth of our company. To support this we offer formal programmes (Graduate Training Scheme; Industrial Placement Scheme; Engineering Apprentice Programme) as well as further studies and development programmes for our existing employees. We invest in our employees and encourage them to grow and develop with us.

Our employees make SATRA what it is today and we are proud to recognise their value and contribution to the success of the business.

Staff benefits include 25 – 30 days (service related) annual leave; life assurance; a group personal pension plan; income protection; private medical insurance; free parking; flexible working hours; and subsidised dining facilities.

How to apply

Download an application form in either PDF or Word document format. Fill this in electronically and email it to or alternatively fill it out by hand and return by post.

Application Form: PDF or Word document

Current vacancies:


Job Ref: 46/19

We are seeking a Sales & Marketing Manager to join our China Team.

Based in SATRA's China office.  This role will involve extensive travel both in China and potentially other Asian countries.  The ability to liaise, network and interact culturally and technically with senior industry figures will also be an important part of this role.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate both the ability to work in a team environment and also the motivation to work independently. The Sales & Marketing Team is tasked with both membership recruitment and also the sales and marketing of products and services offered by SATRA. Key product areas include footwear related consultancy and testing, production efficiency systems for manufacturers, laboratory and test equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and certification. Knowledge or experience in the sales and marketing of any of these areas would be advantageous. 

Essential qualifications/Experience includes the following:

  • Demonstrable experience in Sales and Marketing
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to build strong relationships quickly with both customers and colleagues
  • Experience of liaising and meeting with employees at every level in the business
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying new and existing customers, business development and working to sales targets within budgetary requirements
  • Proficient in Mandarin and English

You will need to be computer literate, be familiar with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and competent at delivering presentations.

A comprehensive understanding and empathy with different and varied industries and a good understanding of the supply chains that SATRA supports (manufacturers, distributors, sourcing companies and retailers) would be desirable. Experience of working in a testing or membership-based environment would be an advantage. 

RMB 310,000 - 316,500

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 28th January 2020.

No media or agency enquiries please.


Would you like to become a part of our fantastic team?

Job Ref: 03/20

Working hours: 37.5 a week

We have a vacancy for a Production Team Leader to work in our Test Equipment Department.

The key responsibilities for this role will include leading, guiding, developing and inspiring a mixed team of machinists, mechanical and electrical engineers manufacturing a variety of test equipment, stores control, despatch, internal maintenance and servicing operations, ensuring the quality of production and calibration of the test machines, management of parts and service supply with third party manufacturers. You will be required to have a good knowledge of an MRP system and working alongside the Head of Test Equipment ensure that it is strictly adhered to. You will also be required to coordinate continuous improvement in production efficiency, support product development for e.g. prototyping etc, to ensure external and internal customer satisfaction.

It is essential that the successful candidate will have an appropriate engineering Qualification and excellent team leadership skills. 

Have previous experience of MRP, electrical or mechanical production engineering experience and to be able to read engineering drawings and specifications.  The candidate will also be required to lead, motivate and inspire engineering production functions. It is also essential for candidate to be able to build relationships across the business and with external subcontractors, and have experience of planning and implementing small run production.


£28,000-33,500 per annum DOE

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 6th February 2020.

No media or agency enquiries please.