Position: Strategic Business Administrator

Location: Labman HQ, Seamer, North Yorkshire

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (based on experience)

Job Opportunity

Labman Automation is a well-established, high growth company working in the field of laboratory and medical automation. Due to continued success the directors and leadership team requires strategic administrative support to succeed with our ambitious programme of continual improvement. The role requires a strategic thinker with the ambition to develop into a future business leader. The successful applicant will be intimately involved in all strategic aspects of the business and will be expected to conduct investigations and research to support strategic decision making. The role requires strong financial insight, accounting accreditations are not essential, although experience in business finance would be strongly advantageous.

Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We have an outstanding working environment designed to encourage and support the sharing of ideas with a transparent and supportive culture. Teamwork is the key to our success.

Key Responsibilities


  • Work with the SLT to bring the strategic vision of the business to life
  • Help develop strategic plans and long-term forecasts
  • Provide financial and strategic insight on key decisions facing the leadership team
  • Provide detailed and thoughtful analyses of the financial and operational performance
  • Undertake projections and simulations to support strategic decision making
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make them a reality
  • Define, monitor and present key business performance indicators


  • Previous exposure to business finance is strongly advantageous
  • Research, plan and implement overseas accounts/offices
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Excellent Excel skills

Company Overview

Established for over 40 years, Labman Automation Ltd is an award-winning company with its HQ in North Yorkshire and offices in Bracknell and Liverpool. Labman design and manufacture bespoke laboratory automation systems for a wide range of industries across the world.

We’re a company that prides itself on building strong relationships with our customers and meeting their technological challenges. Our purpose is to enable a world where science is not limited by technology. Our philosophy of engineering excellence is achieved through self-discipline with supportive leadership, sustainable partnerships, and openness. Our company structure encourages involvement and accountability from everyone. This is driven forward with kindness, humour & enthusiasm. This is driven by our core values & behaviours which underpin everything we do:

  • In it together: Being a team; a community of mutual support
  • Excellence – Working & delivering at the very highest quality
  • Humility – Respecting yourself and others
  • Sustainability – Recognition that we have an impact on our planet, our company and our community
  • Fun – Enjoyment in your work

Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, ideally in an engineering, science or finance discipline
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)


  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of pricing, costing and operational finance
  • Experience in developing relationships with demanding stakeholders
  • Understanding of legal and contractual negotiations


  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to build robust working relationships across the Company as a whole and with all stakeholders both internally and externally
  • The tenacity, flexibility and humility to fit with the culture and outlook of our business.
  • Enthusiastic and fun

What We’re Offering

  • 33 days annual holiday (raising to 38 over 5 years) inc standard public holidays
  • Free use of in-house gym, climbing wall and squash court
  • Multiple social teams/groups from Photography club to 5 a side. Or the ability to start your own activity
  • Opportunity to travel worldwide
  • Employer pension contribution paid on full salary
  • The opportunity to work in the fantastic area of North Yorkshire – we think, the world’s best kept secret. Labman HQ is located on the outskirts of the Georgian Market town of Stokesley - a stone’s throw from the breath-taking East Coast and the Yorkshire moors and yet only 90 minutes from the Lake District and 2 ½ hours to London by train
  • …..and not to mention; free fruit, nice coffee, BBQ’s + team events

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