Manager, International Promotion

USA Rice
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Nov-24-2017
  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description

DESCRIPTION

USA Rice is a nonprofit trade association with programs that include the promotion of U.S. rice domestically and abroad. USA Rice also represents industry interests in federal legislative and regulatory matters, industry quality standards, education, research, product development, and policy.

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

U.S. grown rice and rice products are a $30+ billion industry. Approximately 18 million tons of rice is grown annually in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Missouri. About half of the U.S. crop is exported with Mexico as the number one destination. Eighty-five percent of the rice consumed in the U.S. is grown here.

POSITION SUMMARY

USA Rice is recruiting for an International Promotion Manager to report to the Vice President, International to execute activities and achieve the goals of the International Promotion program area.  Manage regional program activities and perform analysis, reporting, and presentation of international promotion program achievements.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the development and execution of International Promotion activities in assigned areas/markets.
  • Develop, edit and submit the annual United Export Strategy and subsequent program notifications. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) staff both in Washington, DC and abroad. 
  • Assist USA Rice in performing market analysis of exports and market trends to inform promotion strategies and communicate results to the members and FAS.
  • Attend industry meetings and events and represent USA Rice at external meetings; draft minutes, write success stories and other articles, create PowerPoint presentations and other materials.
  • Manage the site content on the USA Rice website for the International Promotion area.
  • Travel domestically and internationally for program oversight and activity implementation.

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements

  • Attendance at meetings outside the office, in Washington, DC, rice growing and other states, and, internationally.
  • Physical ability to work on a computer at a desk for long periods.

 

Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Position requires a self-directed individual with excellent:

  • Organization;
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Presentation skills;
  • Writing skills;
  • Ability for flexibility and attention to detail;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with USDA’s eAuthentication or similar databases
  • Experience with CRM or CRM-type databases

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S., ideally in international trade, international relations, international business, or related field; three to five years’ experience in project management preferably with a trade association involved in export promotion.
  • Position requires a high-energy, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with good organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • An interest in marketing, international business and knowledge of USDA export promotion programs is highly desirable. 

It is the policy of USA Rice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

In addition to federal law requirements, USA Rice complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Competitive benefits package; Principals only; No Phone Calls; EEO.

 

Application instructions

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

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