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Date Added: Thu 27/05/2021

Manager, Market Access And Regulatory Affairs

Arlington, VA, US
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Company: US DAIRY EXPORT COUNCIL

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Within the Market Access and Regulatory Affairs (MARA) department at the U.S. Dairy Export Council, provide support and coordination for projects dealing with technical services (dairy science/technology and testing methods of dairy products). Interact with USDEC staff, members, offices, dairy/international organizations, and consultants to ensure information requests are processed in a timely and accurate manner.

Review of international scientific test methods:

  • Review international test methods/develop USDEC positions (equivalency reviews)
  • Communicate with USDEC staff and outside organizations
  • Coordinate workflow and keep track of CODEX Committee(s) progress
  • Coordinate USDEC input and monitor work of the International Dairy Federation and ISO on test method development
  • Primary member contact for questions related to scientific/technical related issues
  • Develop communication pieces related to technical issues via membership newsletters/bulletins and USDEC website
  • Provide scientific advice/support to USDEC staff
  • Support Sr. VP of MARA in gathering and providing technical information to members and USDEC staff

Provide USDEC member and staff support:

  • Primary member contact for questions related to scientific/technical related issues
  • Develop communication pieces related to technical issues via membership newsletters/bulletins and USDEC website
  • Provide scientific advice/support to USDEC staff
  • Support Sr. VP of MARA in gathering and providing technical information to members and USDEC staff
  • Engage as directed with the International Dairy Federation, US IDF and/or ISO to represent USDEC positions, assess opportunities and manage threats.

World Trade Organization (WTO) draft regulation notifications:

  • Review technical-related WTO notifications and interpret relevance of new foreign regulations, developing comments as necessary
  • Provide analysis and develop USDEC comments on WTO notifications

Manage export guide:

  • Lead editor for assigned volumes of the Export Guide (EG) documents prior to posting ensure appropriate communications of updates takes place, and ensure the information is accurate and complete
  • Identify and communicate areas of EG improvement and, upon gaining Sr. VP approval, work with the MARA team to make enhancements
  • Ensure adequacy of supporting documentation for EG assigned volumes

Project support:

  • Support Sr. VP and other MARA staff as directed in management and execution of projects
  • Event support (e.g. seminars, member missions)
  • Communicate with USDEC members, offices, partners and consultants
  • Proof-read (and edit) internal technical publications


Requirements

Education & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in dairy science, food science, biology, or related field
  • Masters degree in dairy science a plus
  • 5 years of relevant dairy industry laboratory/technical experience
  • Regulatory experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Highly organized, able to handle multiple concurrent projects, self-motivated, able to operate effectively in a collaborative environment, and under time constraints
  • Ability to interpret and analyze scientific/technical information related to dairy science
  • Excellent English language skills including writing, editing, and proof-reading skills.
  • Expertise in identifying, developing, and using project management strategies and tools
  • Proficiency in the rationale for, and how to implement, open science best practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain relationships with partners
  • Strong communication skills, in both written and verbal formats, and including under time pressure
  • Experience in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Very detail-oriented; team player

Perform all job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the USDEC Way:

  • Works as a team member, recognizing that USDEC wins and loses together
  • Respects and values colleagues. This includes considering roles, responsibilities, work styles, perspectives, and experience
  • Trusts others as professionals working towards the same objectives & goals
  • Communicates respectfully, inclusively, clearly, and in a timely manner
  • Acknowledges, celebrates, and rewards good work and contributions
  • Supports and creates opportunities for individual learning, growth, and mentorship
  • Fosters an environment of trust where people can share new ideas, innovates, takes risks, and learns from failure
  • Creates a safe environment that will empower the voicing of concerns and viewpoints


We regret it is not possible to communicate with candidates except those who most closely match our current business needs. Thank you.

U.S. Dairy Export Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits

Competitive medical, dental, and life insurance benefits as well as ample paid time away (vacation, personal, sick, and company holidays). Generous 401(k), and collaborative culture.

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