National Channel Marketing Manager - National Pork Board

The National Pork Board is seeking dynamic individuals to become part of our Domestic Marketing Team. As a National Channel Marketing Manager, this person will be responsible for developing and maintaining organizational relationships with select food channel partners to ensure the National Pork Board’s product marketing strategies are aligned with the priorities of key stakeholders. They will also engage retail grocers, commercial chain restaurants, non-commercial food service operators, convenience stores, broadline distributors, grocery wholesales, and alternative channels to build an effective partnership. The National Channel Marketing Manager will cross-collaborate with NPB departments including Domestic and International Marketing, Communications, and Science/Technology to fully understand pork’s market potential and thereby influence pork category growth and increase profitability.

Applicants should have at least 10 years professional experience in food industry sales and/or marketing. Emphasis on experience with influencing change, promoting new ideas, and establishing and improving relationships. Position requires knowledge in pork processing, product innovation, cold chain management, food service, and retail grocery operations.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline such as Marketing, Communications, or Meat Science. Agriculture and/or trade association experience is strongly preferred.

This position requires extensive (up to 70 percent) domestic travel by air and auto. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. The National Pork Board office is located in Des Moines, IA but may consider a remote office location based on candidate circumstance.

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 September 22, 2017 to HR@pork.org. No phone calls please.