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Engineered Materials Solutions Business Development Manager in Attleboro, Massachusetts

The Business Development Manager functions as a key member of the commercial development team for the company.  Generates new business leads, closes opportunities and functions as the primary customer interface.   Provides input on technical development for Wickeder Group, especially Micrometal photochemical etched products.


  • Applies proactive methodology to increase sales by enhancing market share, developing new customers, and helping to conceive/introduce new, innovative products and applications

  • Functions as prime commercial contact for all accounts.  Serves as outside liaison for customers, the Wickeder Group and Micrometal.

  • Performs market research for new products to identify sales opportunities for Wickeder Group and Micrometal.

  • Functions as the primary interface between the customer and Wickeder Group to successfully close new business.

  • Develops and recommends business strategies to include products, pricing and distribution.

  • Sets region and product sales objectives.      

  • Executes agreed upon marketing plan coordinating all corporate activities involved in the plan.   

  • Recommends and participates in targeted exhibitions and trade shows.

  • Updates management on a daily basis with call reports and timely follow-up.

  • Makes monthly, quarterly, annual and three year projections of product demand.                                                           

  • Maintains regular communications both inside and outside the organization including executives, Value Stream managers, customer service reps, product engineers, product managers, purchasing/financial, manufacturer’s reps, distributors, administrative support, and industry contacts.

  • Perform other sales-related duties as assigned.

  • Coordinate and otherwise assist with the services of the company’s technical staff to determine customers’ needs and preparation of samples as needed.

  • Evaluate product, applications and service marketability in terms of customers’ technical needs.


  • Value Added Sales (unit and dollar) vs.comparable prior period on new and existing accounts and vs. plan

  • Number of bona fide RFQ’s (monthly)

  • Number of leads generated (monthly)

  • Number of bona fide requests for samples

  • Achievement of annually established personal objectives


  • B.S. in Engineering, Metallurgy or related degree.

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of business development experience with demonstrable record of success.

  • Experience in the metals industry, particularly medical devices or automotive is preferred.

  • High energy level; a proactive self- starter motivated by superior achievement standards.

  • Ability to quickly develop a detailed knowledge of internal production operations, customers’ production operations, and competitive landscape.

  • Ability to think outside the box, pursuing application areas beyond the traditional focus for company’s products and applying creativity to that process.

  • Ability to meet agreed-upon quarterly objectives.

  • Ability to work well with others in the organization.

  • Computer literate; ability to utilize a relational database to track leads and sales opportunities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to be persuasive in presentations.

  • Ability to travel extensively (50-75%).

    LOCATION:            Close to Attleboro MA headquarters is preferred, but remote is possible.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus a bonus tied to new business sales

BENEFITS:            Full and complete package


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel extensively (50-75%).


  • Office environment and travel

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