Account Director - Two Rivers Marketing

serving as the senior level client liaison and managing overall client brands. This person will be responsible for driving strategic planning, overseeing the internal team and managing budgets to ensure client and agency financial success. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of ten years of agency experience or industrial/technical marketing experience. Applicants should be familiar with all facets of marketing with a heavy emphasis on interactive/digital marketing. Individuals must be strategic, detail-oriented, and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple accounts, oversee and mentor an account team, and help grow the business. Candidates should also have strong presentation skills and be able to build and foster long-term relationships.

Qualifications:

 10+ years of marketing-related work experience, including managing people, teams and budgets

 Proven expertise and leadership in performance marketing, across all channels: traditional, digital and emerging media

 Proven ability to grow new business relationships and/or emerging clients into successful long-term ongoing client partnerships

 Strong communication skills combined with business acumen

 Effective problem-solving, project management, and organizational skills

 Excellent business writing skills; including but not limited to integrated marketing plans, strategic platforms and recommendations

 Exceptional presentation and selling skills

 Capable of bringing new ideas and pitching them both internally and externally

 Adept at engaging and maintaining relationships with management, internal teams and client contacts

 Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Visit us online at https://www.tworiversmarketing.com/#careers.

Public Relations Manager - Two Rivers Marketing

Two Rivers Marketing is looking for an individual to be a primary public relations contact for a large, national business-to-business account. Responsibilities include media relations, channel communications, social media and other PR-related efforts. This individual will assist in the oversight of PR team members, assist the PR director with reporting metrics and strategic planning, provide guidance on various PR practices for clients, and help with various PR initiatives as needed.

Qualifications:  8+ years of experience managing people and work teams in a public relations capacity  Experience in an agency environment  Degree in journalism or communications, preferably with public relations or related emphasis  Experience with strategic PR planning, measurement/evaluation, and analysis  Ability to manage multiple projects and efforts  Strong communication skills, including written communication, combined with business acumen  Strong problem solving, project management, and organizational skills  Ability to engage and maintain relationships with client contacts  Aptitude in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  Experience in social media preferred Visit us online at https://www.tworiversmarketing.com/#careers.

Beef and Dairy Midwest Key Account Manager - Kemin Industries

Kemin (www.kemin.com) has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.4 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growing population and be a resource for others in need.

Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company provides product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries. A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,000 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. About the Position:

The Key Account Manager is responsible for selling Kemin’s programs, products and services to prospective and established customers in the animal agricultural industry within a defined territory. This Key Account Manager’s primary focus will be growing Kemin’s business within the beef and dairy industries. This territory includes Nebraska, Missouri, Eastern Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota.

Responsibilities: To achieve consistent growth in sales and gross margin within each of the assigned accounts, in accordance with yearly sales budgets. The Key Account Manager has specific responsibilities in each step of the sales process to ensure that a sale is successfully completed. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Identifying prospective customers Developing customer based strategic plans for new and existing customers Establishing relationships with individuals at all levels of a customer’s organization Making technical sales presentations on Kemin programs/products Closing the sale and implementing the startup programs. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a science or agriculture related field 5-7 years previous experience in technical sales in the animal agricultural industry. Experience in the US beef and dairy industry desired. A solid understanding of the chemical and biological sciences in order to prepare and present detailed technical and commercial presentations to prospective customers. A high degree of energy, self motivation and strong interpersonal skills. Prior experience in managing sales projects to a successful completion. Proficiency with computers, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office products and database development programs. Excellent communications skills. Decision Making & Freedom to Act: Kemin believes in allowing its employees the freedom to make decisions and action them in accordance with their ability and level of reporting.

Working Conditions: The Key Account Manager will be responsible for selling in a territory that is primarily located in the Midwest, USA (Nebraska, Missouri, Eastern Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota). Extensive travel, mostly by car, with some air travel, will be required. This position is considered to be 40 hours per week, but requires tremendous flexibility and the ability to multi-task.

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.

Director of Marketing Communications - National Pork Board

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.

Communications Manager - Vermeer Corporation

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary The Communications Manager develops engaging communications plans considering the myriad of channels a modern business uses in connecting with its team members and other stakeholders. This position uses strong and advanced interpersonal skills to collaborate with people across the global organization. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations. Lead the team members in the corporate communications department well, with a focus on modeling a caring culture, agile thinking, a focus on the customers served and stewardship. Serve as the strategic communications liaison to the business; lead development of organizational communications for businesses and functions globally. Advise functions, segments and units worldwide on strategic communications planning and implementation, and review materials for copy editing and adherence to corporate branding and style standards. Create compelling and original content from information extracted from multiple sources and develop relevant, timely and interesting messaging for target audiences, whether about strategy, priorities, policies and processes or to highlight business or personal successes. Develop strategic as well as tactical plans to focus on execution of internal and external communication needs. Continually evaluate which new ideas and technologies are appropriate and successful at Vermeer. Analyze the effectiveness of communication efforts and make adjustments to communication strategy and plan, as data and other insights direct. Identify and implement new communication models that continue to advance our communication efforts. Oversee corporate traditional and social media relations used to advance our corporate and talent brand objectives. Lead the company in the area of crisis communications. Oversee business continuity plans related to communication and initiate and execute the plan in the event of a company crisis situation. Education And/or Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field with minimum of five years of related experience. Exceptional communications planning, writing and related skills and experience required. Other Skills And Abilities Lead authentically and influence progress for the communications department and the organization. Act as a trusted partner and adviser to the business. Tailor communication style (verbal, written, etc.) to tone and content of message; ability to communicate with, and to, all levels of the organization. Strong self-motivation, organization and time management skills, working to often challenging deadlines. Self-driven, proactive, capable of understanding how various initiatives fit together. Strong writing, computer design and photography skills – a strong creative eye. Advanced editing and proofreading skills, along with extraordinary attention to detail in written communications. Experience working with senior executives, as well as a proven ability to influence without authority. Media relations skills, including serving as a spokesperson. Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to think and act strategically. Experience in managing crisis communications and an ability to maintain composure under pressure. Inspire confidence and establish oneself as the communications leader on various teams. Coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to meet project requirements. Ability to effectively work with confidential information. Travel Up to 5% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Regional Manager - Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

At Iowa Farm Bureau, we are committed to the people, progress, and pride of Iowa. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a leading organization that advocates for the sustained success of Iowa’s farm families. An organization where some of Iowa’s most talented people, drawn to the service of farm families, have come to develop rewarding and long lasting careers. As the most respected grassroots farm organization in Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation offers an opportunity to be an advocate for farmers in a dynamic and challenging environment.

We are seeking a Farm Bureau Regional Manager to serve the counties of Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Winnebago, and Worth. As a Farm Bureau Regional Manager, you will act as a liaison between the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the volunteer farmer leaders in each County Farm Bureau. Regional Managers individually advise 6 County Farm Bureaus to make fiscally responsible business decisions and supervise office staff. Working with volunteers requires this individual to have the ability to accurately read and understand people, while pointing them in a direction to achieve success.

A primary responsibility is to build a team of engaged individuals including farmer volunteers and staff to achieve the goals identified by a County Farm Bureau, including growing membership, leadership development and advocating for agriculture, to ensure their place as a relevant and respected member of the community. A Regional Manager must be able to motivate the members of the team to be committed to enthusiastic action which will advocate for farm families and recruit others to their cause.

If you come from an agriculture background or have passion for rural Iowa, have strong time management, organization and communication skills, and want to make a difference in the lives of others, this is an excellent opportunity you!

What does it take to join our Farm Bureau team:

College degree or equivalent required plus at least five years Ag experience preferred. Attend Ag or leadership related development programs. Farm background preferred. Must have good interpersonal skills, be adaptable, and be able to motivate and resolve conflict. Must be able to develop, influence and maintain relationships. Good time management, presentation, and computer literacy skills required. A valid driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Records are required. Oral and written communication skills as appropriate to this position. Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Reasonably regular and predictable attendance. If you're interested in joining a company that has a long history of stability, one that appreciates its employees, and offers great benefits, we invite you to apply today. Farm Bureau....where the grass really IS greener!

Assistant/Associate Editor for Angus Productions Inc. (API)

The American Angus Association is seeking candidates for an Assistant/Associate Editor for Angus Productions Inc. (API) in its St. Joseph, MO office.

API publishes the Angus Journal, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the Angus Beef Bullet in EXTRA, and the AJ Daily; and provides information through topic and meeting coverage sites and social media, as well as assisting in the communications and public relations function of the American Angus Association. This position will handle routine production duties of the Angus Journal and the Angus Beef Bulletin. In addition, the position will involve writing assignments, handling monthly columns and travel to cover news events, conduct interviews and represent the Angus Journal and the Angus Beef Bulletin at appropriate functions. This is considered an entry- level position reporting to the Editor. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Editorial production for the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin, including inputting, fact checking and proofreading stories; proofing layouts; and assisting editor and the editorial team in moving pages through the publishing system. • Gathering information for and writing news releases for American Angus Association programs and services with direction of the digital editor. • Assuming responsibility for some regular columns, as directed by the editor. This will entail gathering and inputting pertinent information, and writing summaries. It will also involve working with columnists to meet deadlines, formatting copy and putting articles into the Angus Journal proofing system. • Feature and news writing, investigating leads, gathering information and writing feature and news articles for the Angus Journal, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the EXTRA and the AJ Daily. This includes photography and videography where appropriate. • General in-office duties, including editorial planning, filing photos, assisting readers with article and photo requests, assisting editors in planning graphics for stories. • Project assignments. Examples might include coordinating contest entries for Journal-sponsored contests, photography assignments to help illustrate an Association-sponsored brochure, responsibility for a topic site, or real-time coverage of an event. • Travel to attend newsworthy press conferences, conduct story interviews and take photographs, etc., as assigned by the editor. • Skills advancement. The employee will be expected to constantly improve skills to strengthen the editorial team. This includes reading the Angus Journal style manual, keeping up-to-date on current magazine editing philosophies and AP Style, practicing photography and in some cases videography, submitting entries into writing/photography contests, etc. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: • College degree in ag journalism, ag communications, technical writing or closely related field. Animal science graduate with seedstock or commercial cow-calf background and proof of strong photo and writing skills would also be considered. • Ag background, preferably in the beef industry. Seedstock experience would be a benefit. Employees of the Association enjoy a strong benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage, life and disability insurance and a 401K. Personal Time Off (PTO) is also included. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@angus.org.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed registry with nearly 25,000 adult and junior members. The Association’s goal is to serve the beef cattle industry, and to increase the production of consistent, high quality beef that will better satisfy consumers throughout the world. The Association is comprised of the parent company, the American Angus Association located in St. Joseph, MO, along with its four subsidiaries: Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation. The American Angus Association is an EOE.

Environmental Communications Specialist - Iowa Soybean Association

The Iowa Soybean Association, recognized for excellence in serving farmers and enhancing the long-term competitiveness of the Iowa and U.S. soybean industry and recognized as a Top Work Place by the Des Moines Register, seeks a talented, enthusiastic and motivated professional for the position of Environmental Communications Specialist.

The preferred candidate excels in a team-centered, fast-paced business environment, possesses a strong work ethic and keen understanding of public relations and communications strategy and has a passion for serving farmers.

JOB PURPOSE: Effectively communicate the activities of Iowa Soybean Association’s Environmental Programs & Services and conservation topics and practices impacting Iowa’s farmers; also, engage industry partners and stakeholders to encourage more farmers to participate in activities that improve their competitiveness and environmental performance while enhancing relationships with strategic rural and urban partners.

EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE

Adheres to all policies and procedures Acts as a role model within and outside the organization Performs duties as workload necessitates Maintains a positive and respectful attitude Maintains a demeanor that creates positive team atmosphere Communicates regularly with supervisor and team members Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position Meets organization productivity standards ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify and report key areas of research and outcomes related to the work of EPS with an emphasis on soybean production Create communications plans for grants and coordinate communications deliverables as specified in EPS contracts Develop and implement tactics to promote greater awareness of EPS among key stakeholders Effectively position EPS and ISA as leader in checkoff-funded research enabling increased soybean production and profitability in tandem with environmental performance Identify tactics to effectively position EPS in key media with emphasis on farm print media Maintain updated copy placement on ISA web site Play key role in effective content management by repurposing information for use on variety of communications, education and outreach forums and media channels Compile communications metrics for reporting to key stakeholders including progress related to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Contribute to the development of the ISA Research Annual Report, technical bulletins and other information, as well as contributions to well-written research proposals to complement and extend checkoff funding support Contribute to or lead in the development and dissemination of conservation, soil and water health and management, and nutrient management information to drive farmer engagement and the adoption of continuous improvement practices Play key role in success of Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) including development of annual ACWA progress report, monthly e-correspondence with ACWA member communicators and development of copy to increase ACWA awareness and participation Attend and provide coverage of timely meetings, field days and other events where topics relevant to EPS, including ISA Supply Committee and EPS advisory team meetings Author timely content for publication in the ISA ResearchAdvance and Iowa Soybean Review Assist EPS in developing content for the marketing and promotion of ISA Farmer Research Conference and other activities involving EPS Interview and obtain testimonials from EPS participants to showcase the relevance and value of its work to soybean farmers; coordinate the incorporation of information into all ISA communications including print, electronic and digital; share contacts with ISA communications team for additional story and feature opportunities QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or related field Excellent writing skills, experience in crop production, agronomy, environmental sciences a plus 4+ years’ experience in journalism, communication or related field with understanding of environmental and conservation practices deployed on Iowa’s farms strongly preferred Familiar with AP style guidelines Ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks and meet deadlines and expectations in delivering quality work Excels in a team-centered work environment Knowledgeable in social media platforms, particularly Twitter and Facebook and PowerPoint Photography and photoshop/editing software experience a plus Proficient at Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) Strong copyediting skills LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, and analyze, and interpret information and adjusts strategies in response. Ability to command the respect of the board of directors, association directors, regulatory agencies, vendors and business community. Ability to effectively present information to members, management, public groups and/or boards of directors. WHAT WE OFFER

During the interview process, our leadership will fill you in on the details of our strong benefits plan that includes:

Modern and spacious work environment Organizational culture emphasizing teamwork, flexibility, ideas and respect Professional growth and development opportunities to help advance your career Tuition and cell phone reimbursement Comprehensive health care, dental, life and disability insurance (including family options) Wellness program with incentives 401(k) savings plan featuring generous company match Paid holidays, sick time and vacation Defined Benefit Retirement Plan Competitive salary To apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and two or more writing samples to:

Sue Kmet

Human Resources Consultant

Iowa Soybean Association

skmet@iasoybeans.com

Or mail:

Iowa Soybean Association,

Attn: Sue Kmet

1255 Prairie Trail Pkwy.,

Ankeny, IA 50023

Application deadline: Sept. 8, 2017

Director of Communications and Public Relations - American Hereford Association

AHA Director of Communications and Public Relations General Responsibilities: Coordinate and develop communications for the American Hereford Association as set forth by the association’s strategic plan. Such coordination should be directed to keeping the membership and industry informed of AHA activities and the benefits of Hereford seedstock in the beef industry. A strong relationship with industry media should be developed and cultivated at every possible opportunity. Individual will continue and improve communications with various publicity platforms and technology. Develop and maintain a strong relationship with all AHA departments for the dissemination of beneficial Hereford information in a timely and efficient manner. This position works in a team environment with communication and marketing staff members and reports to AHA’s Executive Vice President and other departmental staff. Please send a cover letter and resume to Caryn Vaught, cvaught@hereford.org. Specific Responsibilities

  1. Timely coordination and production of AHA news releases. This includes, but is not limited to year-end releases, national and junior event coverage, show and sale results, breed research studies along with state association news. In addition, this position will maintain and update media contact listing.
  2. Oversee and manage the distribution of online association headlines, newsletters, blogs, Hereford Sales Digest and social media platforms.
  3. Manage the official AHA Web site and daily electronic communication pieces.
  4. Maintain Hereford Events App.
  5. Manage AHA’s Cattle Industry Convention trade show booth. Also research and investigate other industry relation opportunities such as NAFB, etc.
  6. Provide input on the AHA’s national advertising program utilizing multi-media channels, working with agency on media buy and creative design.
  7. Assist with the banner advertising program on the AHA Web site and in electronic newsletters.
  8. Oversee and manages AHA media events.
  9. Work directly with the Hereford World editor to have a consistent, cohesive message for the association, working together to develop Annual Report, story ideas and What’s New Column for the monthly magazine.
  10. Create and manage breed promotional items including bumper stickers, signs, etc. Assist with ShopHereford online store to promote the Hereford brand.
  11. Coordinate Annual Meeting marketing pieces such as power point, scripts, videos, handouts, signage, etc.
  12. Work with AHA Education Coordinator to continue to build educational YouTube video library and to develop other educational materials.
  13. Assist with planning AHA educational events and establish a public relations and marketing plan for each event. This would include press releases, Web sites, power points, social media, videos, etc.
  14. Work closely with the Certified Hereford Beef communication and marketing staff to send a consistent message to the membership and consumers.

Digital Content Editor - Successful Farming

Job Description I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives. This role is responsible for many of the daily tasks on Successful Farming at Agriculture.com, including creating and distributing content. This editor will need strong writing skills for producing news articles as well as editing freelance stories. In addition, the editor will work with the web team to ensure farmers can easily find Successful Farming’s content by increasing social media and newsletter engagement. II. Essential Job Functions Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results 40% • Creates content for Agriculture.com, including articles, slideshows, and videos. 30% • Increase social engagement across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. In addition to daily management, this will include creating regular analytics reports with recommendations to improve Successful Farming’s social media strategy. 20% • Improve newsletter engagement. In addition to sending the daily newsletters, this will include creating regular analytics reports with recommendations to improve open- and click-through-rates. 10% • Write print articles for Successful Farming magazine. 100% III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements Education: BS in journalism, ag communications, similar fields - or equivalent training and/or experience. Experience: A writing background is required. Some experience with social media, newsletters, and using a content management system is preferred. Use of web analytics tools is helpful. Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: An agricultural background or experience is preferred. % Travel Required (Approximate): 15%

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: HR@pork.org

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.

Visit us online at www.PorkBeInspired.com.

Project Manager - Lessing-Flynn

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks a Project Manager to join our team and oversee multiple clients while collaborating with some of the most creatively twisted minds in the biz. Sound professionally appetizing?

Expertise: •Social media management, content development and analytics/metrics •Print production •Estimating •Time management and project scheduling

Responsibilities: •Establish strong, deep, trusting relationship with client personnel •Regularly check for and respond promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails •Handle day-to-day activities for assigned clients •Oversee execution of approved proposals •Participate in planning meetings and contribute to the details of the plans •Proofread copy, artwork, agency and printers’ proofs as requested; see that all work completes the standard agency approval process before being reviewed by clients or turned over to vendors •Educate self and team members on client goals and strategies •Ensure creative briefs are drafted, jobs are opened and clearly communicated across agency teams •Work directly with Account Manager to develop estimates and timelines •Establish relationships with vendors •Check media schedules and submit content as needed •Collect metrics across all platforms

Requirements: •Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field •Background and experience in manufacturing is a plus •1-4 years experience serving in a marketing role •Desire to continuously enhance knowledge and skills by researching industry news, attending association events and seminars

Still hungry? Email your resume and relevant work samples to info@lessingflynn.com so we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours.

Account Manager - Lessing-Flynn

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks an Account Manager to join our team and oversee multiple clients while collaborating with some of the most creatively twisted minds in the biz. Sound professionally appetizing?

Expertise: ◦In-depth client product and industry expertise ◦Budgeting and billing ◦Proposal writing and pitching ◦Product/brand positioning and management ◦Mentoring and developing people ◦Analyzing data to drive decisions and results

Responsibilities: •Establish a strong, deep, trusting relationship with clients •Maintain direct, day-to-day senior level client contact •Initiate and facilitate strategy meetings with clients and internal teams •Check and approve copy, design, production art and coordinate client approvals •Educate self and team members on client goals and strategies •Provide key marketing and industry insights to clients •Provide regular client updates with results and successes of marketing initiatives •Develop marketing strategies based on client goals and objectives •Provide creative, production, media, public relations and interactive department personnel with well-documented input, support data and production materials as required •Ensure advertising strategies are clearly defined, approved by clients, and understood by the creative and media groups •Manage client budgets and authorize all estimates for client approval •Review client billings monthly and oversee preparation and sending client invoices •Ensure a high-quality project is completed on time, on message and on budget •Actively seek additional projects/new business from client contacts •Represent the agency at industry functions and promote the agency at every opportunity. •Become familiar with agency credentials and specialties

Requirements: •Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field •Background and experience in manufacturing is a plus •5+ years experience serving as day-to-day agency representative to clients providing a high level of responsive service •Desire to continuously enhance knowledge and skills by researching industry news, attending association events and seminars

Still hungry? Email your resume and relevant work samples to info@lessingflynn.com so we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours.

Account Executive - Skyline Dynovia

Skyline Dynovia (www.dynovia.com), an exhibit and event driven company, is looking for a uniquely talented Account Executive to fill our most critical results oriented role.

Are you motivated to succeed and are driven by the idea of unlimited income potential?

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment and look to work in an industry with sizzle?

Very driven to win in all that you do?

We are seeking difference makers to take the lead in a highly competitive environment. Delivering results is our most crucial differentiator. This is a high impact, high performing culture where we seeking only the best. This position reports directly to the President and is the most critical role in customer success and retention.

This is an opportunity that will allow you the freedom to work independently to provide solutions and deliver vision on a daily basis.

If you are a very effective hunter who delivers solutions and are not realizing your financial goals, it is because you are in the wrong job. We are seeking people with your talent and would like to talk.

Apply here.

About Skyline Dynovia:

Skyline Dynovia takes a results-oriented approach to problem solving for trade show and event displays. Experience, award-winning design, trade show management and rental solutions are all part of the package when working with our team. We are committed to enhancing our clients, branding, product messaging, marketing Return on Investment and overall company performance. We have been producing results for over 25 years and want to incorporate more amazing professionals on our team.

DuPont Pioneer Communications Coordinator (MAR00002239) - Johnston, IA

The Communications Coordinator develops and executes a marketing communications plan for assigned Commercial Units (CU). Synthesizes input from CU teams and US Marketing, analyzes market conditions, and leads market strategic planning sessions to determine the CU-specific communication needs. Prepares and manages the communications budget. Oversees development and distribution of sales communications materials including product information, advertising and public relations. All efforts are under guidance of Sr. Marketing manager and in alignment with product marketing and CU leadership team goals and strategy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Serve as integral part of CU team through developing local market knowledge and delivering custom solutions • Apply communications resources to emerging and changing business strategies • Manage the communications process as it relates to CU-specific strategies and tactics • Support effective one-to-one communications with all customers and prospects in assigned Commercial Units (CUs) • Coordinate with US Marketing Communications Managers and ad agency team • Develop and manage communications budgets • Focus on learning and teaching, adopting best practices for leverage across geographies, creatively rethinking current processes, and listening to customers

Job Qualifications • Bachelors Degree in the field of advertising, public relations, or journalism or equivalent experience. • Five or more years with Pioneer, a communications agency or other professional experience, performing similar work with an emphasis on excellent writing skills and strategic planning. • Knowledge of production agriculture, agronomy and/or overall crop management. • High degree of knowledge of information delivery platforms, including print media advertising and digital communications tools • Ability to analyze and compare different media alternatives.
• Must have the ability to make sound, thoughtful judgments on the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of communications alternatives • Must be a team player, yet have the ability to think and work independently – see initiatives through from inception to execution.

Apply online at: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/communications-coordinator/MAR00002239/

Marketing Manager

URGENT NEED! My client is a longstanding player in the crop input space. While other ag companies have been bought, sold, merged and acquired over the last 75 years, my client has remained independent and they are thriving! Their culture is that of transparency, candor and a down-to-earth persona that their grower-customers have come to value. These cultural traits and a great team of dedicated employees have doubled sales in the last five (5) years. Their rapid business growth has brought about several new openings on their marketing and communications team, including a need for a new Marketing Manager.

This A-Player will lead a team of 4 direct reports and oversee the day to day marketing and communications team.
If you are ready to challenge yourself with a new marketing role and have no hesitation about relocation, this just may be the opportunity for you!

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • 6 to 9 years progressively more responsible career track within agricultural marketing and communications
  • 4 years agency experience in account manager, account supervisor or director role
  • 2 to 3 years’ proven track record of leadership and directing others on a continuous basis
  • 2 years in Assistant Marketing Manager or Marketing Specialist role within industry a plus
  • Passion for agriculture and farm background
  • Superior communication (both verbal and written) skills
  • Great appreciation and comprehension for high quality creative
  • Sense of urgency to constantly grow and improve both personally and professionally
  • Team player with natural ability to influence others
  • Goal driven
  • Decisive

Excellent compensation and benefits package available.

Please email resume and a short cover letter describing your experience leading a team and other qualifications to:

TJ Hummer
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
TJ@hummerag.com

Project Manager - Lessing-Flynn

Craving a tasty career opportunity with a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? This job posting may hit the spot! Lessing-Flynn seeks a Project Manager to join our team and support multiple clients while collaborating with some of the most creatively twisted minds in the biz. Sound professionally appetizing?

The ideal candidate will bring to the table:
•B.A. in marketing, public relations or communication
•3-5 years of marketing (or a related field) experience
•Experience in agriculture a plus
•Strong understanding of multiple marketing mediums such as social media, content curation, media buying, public relations, design, print production, copywriting, proofreading, etc.
•Ability to support account managers with client support activities such as development of estimates, proposals, budget management, media buys and more
•Exceptional organizational skills while tracking client projects through production, creative, copywriting and client approval process
•Experience with production processes including vendor relations, estimating, proofing, press checks, delivery and quality assurance
•Readiness to actively participate in creative brainstorming activities and idea generation for clients
•Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
•Must be willing to handle any/all client rejections & demands

Still hungry? Email your resume and relevant work samples to info@lessingflynn.com so we can learn your story and see if you’re destined to become a part of ours.

Communications Coordinator - Iowa Bankers Association

The Communications Coordinator works under general supervision to write, design and produce print and online publications and communications materials for the Iowa Bankers Association and its affiliates, by performing the following duties.
•Publications Management: Manages the production of print and online publications for the IBA and its affiliates. Plans editorial calendar based on feedback from key stakeholders. Researches, writes and edits articles; takes photos; designs publications using desktop publishing software; facilitates stakeholder reviews and approvals; coordinates print production with in-house print shop; and distributes email versions using company software.
•Website and Online Content Management: Writes and edits website and social media content for IBA and its affiliates. Plans and implements content updates based on feedback from key stakeholders. Regularly reviews websites to identify and implement content updates needed to ensure accuracy and timeliness. Writes, edits and posts content to web and social media channels using web content management system and social media sites. Offers ideas and guidance to enhance content.
•Communications Materials Development: Coordinates, writes, edits, designs and manages the production of communications materials, including, but not limited to brochures, press releases, presentations, marketing materials and websites:
◦Brochures and flyers – Writes and edits copy for various brochures and flyers for IBA and its affiliates.
◦Bank Marketing Materials – Coordinates the development of quarterly marketing packets for use by member banks, including researching, writing and editing content
◦Press Releases - Researches and writes press releases to support public relations efforts.
◦Presentations - Writes scripts and prepares Power Point presentations for conferences and annual convention.
◦Other Materials – Reviews and edits other publications produced by IBA and its affiliates

Required Education: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university

Required Work Experience: One to three years related experience and/or training in communications/journalism; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Technology Skills: Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Outlook and Word

Required Skills or Traits for the Position: Writing and editing expertise; detail oriented; experience with editing to AP Style guide preferred; ability to manage and meet deadlines.

Internal Number: IBA

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Account Supervisor - Two Rivers Marketing

Two Rivers Marketing is looking for an individual to assist with strategic planning and day-to-day management of business-to-business accounts. This position is a hands-on project manager supporting the development of integrated marketing plans, ensuring processes are followed, and tracking project budgets. Qualified candidates must have 6+ years of agency experience, or industrial/technical marketing experience. Applicants should be familiar with all facets of marketing (advertising, public relations, direct marketing, media, and interactive/digital marketing). Individuals must be detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to assist with general account administration including trafficking jobs, managing print production, budgeting, and billing. Candidates should also have excellent business writing skills, strong presentation skills and the ability to build and foster long-term relationships. Read more: www.tworiversmarketing.com