Per Colorado C.R.S. § 8-5-101, the estimated salary range for this role is $70,000 to $95,000. Compensation will be determined by the education, experience, and abilities of the applicant.
USMEF offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Medical, dental and life insurance, including short-term and long-term disability
- Voluntary supplemental insurances, including vision, accident and more
- 401(k) with company contribution
- Paid time off, sick leave and paid holidays
- Parental leave
- Monthly parking or RTD pass
- And more!
Scope of Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Manager, Technical Programs relate to developing and executing the Export Services department’s strategic goals to increase engagement with USMEF stakeholders and staff on technical education, content development, and training. These responsibilities include developing a training curriculum and schedule for USMEF exporting members to enhance the knowledge and understanding of export requirements and access issues in global markets, as well as build out a training program for USMEF staff (onboarding and continuing education) to increase their understanding and awareness of the U.S. red meat industry. This position will also support the Export Services department with addressing and resolving ongoing market access and exporter issues.
Develop and execute an exporter training curriculum that will encompass both online/virtual and in-person trainings on technical and market access issues, to include not limited to overview of export regulations, port of entry issues, and country/region-specific market access issues
Develop and conduct regular USMEF staff trainings (both domestic and international) to help further knowledge and understanding of various red meat industry technical topics, including onboarding training for new USMEF hires regarding the U.S. red meat industry (as applicable, based on their job function)
Oversee execution of technical-focused international trade team programs (i.e., Global Processing Seminar), and assist with other international trade teams programs (including USDA programs such as Cochran) in the U.S., as needed
Oversee development and review of technical resources and existing content for USMEF international offices, and provide technical expertise on content created by international offices, such as presentations, brochures, social media content, magazine articles, etc.
Manage and coordinate international government audit teams, in coordination with USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), including:
Develop funding proposals in cooperation with USMEF International Marketing Programs
Manage and coordinate travel arrangements, secure translators, and work with establishments to prepare for audit teams
Assist Export Services with addressing and resolving market access issues, communicate specifics in USDA export regulations to USMEF exporter members as well as U.S. industry partners
Serve as an information specialist for U.S. exporters, respond to questions and assist with resolving issues
Attend domestic conferences/meetings as determined to stay informed on current food safety, quality, animal welfare, and/or sustainability updates within the industry
International travel as required to provide technical seminars and programs
Other duties as assigned
Advanced degree in meat/animal/food science, or related field required
1-3 years’ professional experience preferred
Detailed knowledge of meat packing and processing operations desired
Familiar with U.S. government agencies, and/or red meat manufacturing, export sales, marketing, and/or merchandising desired
Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Outstanding oral and written communication skills; correct grammar usage, spelling, and punctuation required
Strong interpersonal skills; commitment to a team approach
Public speaking skills necessary
Culturally attuned; bilingual skills a plus; international exposure helpful
USMEF is the most vertically integrated trade association in the meat and livestock industry. USMEF represents beef/veal producers and feeders, pork producers and feeders, lamb producers and feeders, packers and processors, purveyors and traders, oilseeds producers, feedgrains producers, farm organizations and supply and service organizations.
USMEF is an international, not-for-profit trade association/marketing organization headquartered in Denver, CO. We have international offices in Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Mexico City and Monterrey. USMEF also has special market representatives covering South America, South China, Europe, Russia and Russian Regions, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.