TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a Director of Trade Facilitation Policy to serve as a key a part of the NAM’s International Economic Affairs team to advance NAM’s trade facilitation objectives, from customs and export financing to export controls, sanctions and manufacturing competitiveness. The Director reports to the Vice President of International Economic Affairs and coordinates with the other members of the International Economic Affairs department to develop and advance legislative and executive branch activities and policies reflecting NAM trade priorities. This position will require significant time and direct interaction with NAM members, congressional offices, the Administration and other private stakeholders.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Works with NAM policy committees to formulate positions on broad range of trade facilitation policies, particularly the NAM's International Investment, Financing and Export Control Committee and related task forces
Advances the NAM's trade facilitation policy agenda through extensive contact with NAM members, the S. Congress, the Administration and other private sector stakeholders.
Provides NAM members with policy analyses and legislative updates to determine potential effect of new or changing trade facilitation policies and legislation on business operations.
Organizes dialogues with Administration officials, Members of Congress and key staff, association partners and members on key issues and prepares advocacy communication, such as fact sheets, talking points and analysis that support NAM policy and objectives in these areas.
Where needed, formulates and implements with the NAM Public Affairs & Mobilization and Communications teams advocacy campaigns to seek NAM member supported policy outcomes on trade facilitation issues.
Responds to requests for comments from U.S. agencies and drafts congressional testimony, with a view to making government actions more compatible with NAM member objectives.
Builds coalitions of other industry groups and companies as part of policy advocacy campaigns and participates in NAM-led or supported coalitions and provide strategic input to help improve their efforts.
Responds to member company requests, questions and concerns and assists with member company recruitment and retention.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
Minimum of six years of professional experience, such as serving on the Hill, in the executive branch or with an association.
Knowledge of public policy processes and experience working on some trade facilitation issues, such as customs, export financing, export controls or sanctions.
Excellent communications (both verbal and written) skills and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently follow through on assignments.
Ability to handle pressure in a goal and deadline driven environment;
About The National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, and ample vacation and sick leave. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.