The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is seeking to fill the position of Vice President, International Programs reporting directly to the President/CEO.
Supervise two international offices and international consultants.
Direct the NARA international marketing program, staff, and consultants to execute international promotion, market development, and foreign market access activities designed to measurably increase exports of rendered products.
Prepare and submit the annual United Export Strategy (UES) plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Successfully execute the UES activity plan in compliance with these federal requirements and regulations as well as ancillary international marketing activities.
Ensure international programs and activities align with and advance the current NARA Strategic Plan and the NARA International Strategic Plan.
Keep NARA members informed of international market developments.
Serve as staff representative to the NARA International Market Development Committee.
Liaison with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Service (APHIS) and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to overcome trade barriers and trade disruptions.
Travel as needed.
Successful Applicant Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, agricultural marketing, or similar field.
Working knowledge of USDA/FAS programs and services.
Knowledge of agricultural markets and international trade.
Prior experience in public speaking.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels, develop productive relationships, and speak publicly.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Motivated self-starter who can work with minimum supervision.
The North American Renderers Association (NARA)
NARA represents the North American rendering industry. Renderers reclaim and transform animal leftovers into countless new everyday clean products, including biodiesel, personal care items, pet food, and industrial uses. Rendering is highly sustainable by recovering valuable proteins and fats that would otherwise be wasted, which keeps them out of landfills and waterways.
NARA employs 6 full-time staff and a team of consultants. Staff compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The association is an EEO and drug free company. Website: www.Nara.org