Business Development Research Specialist


Mate Precision Tooling is seeking a research specialist to join our Business Development Department. This is a part time position with flexible hours.  This individual will research specific industrial manufacturing sectors in support of Mate’s corporate development objectives.

Major Responsibilities

  • Gather, organize and prepare summaries of information on specific companies. A list of companies is provided by the Vice President Business Development.
  • Information to be gathered includes, but may not be limited to:
    • Geography – manufacturing locations, sales offices, representation
    • Distribution – methods, penetration, management strategy
    • Sales – volume, trends, geography
    • Marketing – advertising, promotions, online presence, tradeshows
    • Pricing – online, catalogs, promotions, currencies, discounting
    • Operational support – customer service strategy and capability
    • Performance support – delivery promise, quotes, responsivenessThe research will be conducted by using publicly available resources:
  • Online databases
  • Company websites
  • Industry association reports
  • Government dataThe position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, with flexible hours. Office space and equipment is provided. The position is available immediately.


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Must have experience in market, business, or company research
  • Must have skills working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Preferred experience in database or library research