Vice President of International Marketing - National Pork Board

The National Pork Board (NPB) is seeking a dynamic person to lead the US Pork Checkoff’s International Marketing strategy.

This person will need to collaborate with producers, NPB Leadership, the NPB Trade Committee and the US pork industry supply chain to aggressively identify and manage international pork marketing opportunities and competitive risks.

As a member of the NPB Senior Leadership Team, this person will identify, manage and maintain effective relationships with various trade service vendors, partners and contractors including the American Pork Export Trading Company (APEX) and the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Responsibilities include developing a coherent international marketing strategy and managing emerging trade and market access issues. This person will also build and maintain close working relationships with appropriate National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff.

Applicants should have 7-10 years meat, livestock or grain industry experience, preferably with exposure to international marketing, business, policy or trade. Experience in agricultural association policies/practices preferred.

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Marketing, Business, or International Trade preferred.

This position will require up to 60% percent domestic and international travel via air and ground and requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must have a valid US Passport and ability to obtain a VISA in all relevant international countries.

The position is located in Des Moines, IA, however, NPB may consider a remote office location based on circumstances of especially qualified candidates. The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. Applicants should be able to support the mission of the organization with enthusiasm to serve U.S. pork producers. Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by June 30, 2017:

No phone calls please.

The National Pork Board is nationally recognized as a “best place to work.” We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an exceptional benefits package and work environment.

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