Research & Development Market Research Associate – part-time

Duration

4 – 6 months

Description

Interns are split into three different teams; Team 1, Team 2, Team 3, Team 4, Team 5 and Team 6. Each team has a set of specific tasks. New interns will be assigned to a team depending on capacity. Interns will rotate between each team according to rotation periods.  

The following details are for each, individual intern and not the entire department.

Rotation Period

3 weeks

Time Allotment

All teams work for 10 hours per week.

Team 1

  • 1.5 hours – webinar training
  • 1 hour – weekly department meeting
  • 1 hour – weekly department project
  • 30 minutes – reading company charter and understanding the culture
  • 2 hours – create letters for prospects
  • 3 hours – print and mail letters to prospects
  • 30 minutes – review and update prospect status in R&D prospect tracker
  • 30 minutes per week – miscellaneous tasks

Team 2

  • 1.5 hours – webinar training
  • 1 hour – weekly department meeting
  • 1 hour – weekly department project
  • 30 minutes – reading company charter and understanding the culture
  • 5 hours – follow up with prospects and offer surveys
  • 30 minutes – schedule survey with prospects
  • 30 minutes per week – miscellaneous tasks

Team 3

  • 1.5 hours – webinar training
  • 1 hour – weekly department meeting
  • 1 hour – weekly department project
  • 30 minutes – reading company charter and understanding the culture
  • 3 hours – conduct survey with prospects
  • 2.5 hours – document survey notes
  • 30 minutes per week – miscellaneous tasks

Team 4

  • 1.5 hours – webinar training
  • 1 hour – weekly department meeting
  • 1 hour – weekly department project
  • 30 minutes – reading company charter and understanding the culture
  • 5.5 hours – analyze survey notes from Team 3
  • 30 minutes per week – miscellaneous tasks

Team 5

  • 1.5 hours – webinar training
  • 1 hour – weekly department meeting
  • 1 hour – weekly department project
  • 30 minutes – reading company charter and understanding the culture
  • 1 hour – review documented survey notes from Team 3
  • 1 hour – review the analysis from Team 4
  • 3 hours – write and review survey report
  • 30 minutes – send survey report to Team 6
  • 30 minutes per week – miscellaneous tasks

Team 6

  • 1.5 hours – webinar training
  • 1 hour – weekly department meeting
  • 1 hour – weekly department project
  • 30 minutes – reading company charter and understanding the culture
  • 30 minutes – schedule call or to review report with prospects
  • 1.5 hour – review survey report from Team 5
  • 2.5 hours – conduct call or meeting to review report with prospects
  • 30 minutes – email copy of report to prospects
  • 30 minutes – send prospect’s information to the Sales Department
  • 30 minutes per week – miscellaneous tasks

Expected Outcomes

Team 1

  • A vast amount of prospects are reached
  • Prospects receives the letter in a reasonable time period
  • Prospects obtain a better understand of our company and our works

Team 2

  • Relationship between the company and the prospect begin to develop

Team 3

  • Prospect’s needs and wants are heard and understood

Team 4

  • Raw data are converted into meaningful indicators
  • Prospects needs, obstacles and wants are identified
  • Recommendations or solutions are found

Team 5

  • Survey report summaries the problem
  • Team 6 receives the survey report in a timely manner

Team 6

  • Prospects understood the terms and conditions to his/her needs and wants.

Expected Results

Team 1

  • 15 letters are created and mailed every week

Team 2

  • Follow up with 15 prospects every week
  • Schedule 3 survey with prospect every week

Team 3

  • Conduct 3 survey with prospect

Team 4

  • Analyze 3 survey notes every week

Team 5

  • Create 1 survey report every week

Team 6

  • Schedule and conduct 1 call or meeting to review report with prospect every week

Responsibilities

Team 1

  • Learn and be familiar with the company’s intellectual property
  • Ensure prospects receives letter in a reasonable time
  • Proof read letter prior to mailing
  • Maintain prospect status in R&D prospect tracker
  • Learn how to write letters for prospects

Team 2

  • Follow up with prospects in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the survey time schedule is convenient for prospect
  • Learn how to follow up and offer surveys to prospects

Team 3

  • Find ways to bring needs and wants of the prospect to surface
  • Ensure the notes are documented are concise
  • Learn how to survey and clear minds

Team 4

  • Analyze the data from Team 3 and explore to find solution
  • Learn how to Analyze a set of raw data

Team 5

  • Create, review and modify survey reports for prospects
  • Ensure that survey reports contains all necessary information required for prospect
  • Proof-read survey report prior to sending it to Team 6
  • Learn how to write survey reports for prospects

Team 6

  • Review survey report prior to actual call or meeting with prospect
  • Maintain professionalism throughout the entire call or meeting with the prospect
  • Obtain critical feedback from prospects
  • Document any information necessary to improve products and services
  • Learn how to facilitate a call or meeting

Expected Skills

Research skills

  • Knowledge of how to understand the current market
  • Knowledge of how to identify a new or emerging market
  • Be able to learn and consume content quickly.
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze information to draw conclusions and identify patterns
  • Highly creative and able to think outside the box
  • Ability to develop solutions to problems and challenges based on research

Oral communication skills

  • Ability to communicate professionally within a diverse environment
  • Listen attentively to what people say and understand their point of view

Written communication skills

  • Proper spelling and grammar
  • Comprehension of material

Organizational skills

  • Keeping track of your work to do
  • Able to manage your tasks and priorities so that you get work done on time

Interpersonal skills

  • Work inside a team towards a common goal
  • Keep team members updated on progress
  • Establish and build relationships with other coworkers, strangers, and prospects
  • Ability to understand the needs of people

Compensation

This position is unpaid. It is possible to earn a commission when any product or service is sold that either you or a member of a team you manage helped to develop or sell. If you worked with other people to develop the product or sell it, the commission is split with those people. Earning a commission is not easy and should not be expected.

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Additional Information

If you have questions about this position or about the internship program, call us at 647-692-8052 or use the form below.