The National Pork Board is seeking a talented and team oriented individual for the open position of Director, Marketing Communications. Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Communications, this position is responsible for communications program development and support outreach to supply chain leadership. This work includes direct support of the Domestic Marketing team and its audiences including packer/processors, retail and food service industries. Successful candidates should have the following:
Ten+ years of experience in food or agricultural marketing, business communications, advertising or PR agency or corporate communications. Proven track record of strong project management skills, the ability to analyze critical situations, and make decisive recommendations. Persuasive and strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated effective public speaking skills. Familiarity with food production or marketing of consumer products. Preference will be shown to those with direct food chain communication experience. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or agriculture/food production, is required. Agriculture and/or trade association experience is strongly preferred. This position may require up to 25 percent domestic travel. A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.
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, science and technology, swine health, pork safety and sustainability 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 September 15, 2017 to HR@pork.org. No phone calls please.