Chapter Relations, Other, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Director, Plastic Foodservice Packaging Group (PFPG) for its Plastics Division. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.
The position is responsible for serving as the staff lead for the self-funded Plastic Foodservice Packaging Group (PFPG). This includes working with the committee to develop strategy. The position works with members to build consensus and identify advocacy opportunities, as well as provides hands-on management of a large number of state and local advocacy initiatives. The position is also responsible for managing all aspects of PFPG’s budget, effectively managing outside vendors, organizing member meetings and assisting the Chair or designated member company in their leadership of these calls. This position develops and maintains essential relationships with allied organizations and groups. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Packaging.
Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include serving as issue expert for PFPG including serving as the high-level relationship manager for purposes of managing issues, as needed, with external organizations and consultants; monitoring and maintaining a full understanding of regulations, legislation and market activities relative to key plastic foodservice environmental, health and safety issues/trends as well as advises and administers regulatory compliance; providing issue expertise and strategic direction on priority issues, including advising and assisting PFPG in the development of advocacy positions, strategies and tactics; and preparing technical and policy materials to support PFPG’s goals and objectives.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, or related field, Master or doctoral level degree in scientific and/or technical area preferred; at least 5 years advocacy, public policy or related experience, experience in an industry trade association, or in the plastics, packaging or consumer product sector preferred; strong written and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to give both internal and external presentations, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, to absorb and assimilate information quickly, and to be an enthusiastic advocate as well as the ability to travel to support advocacy, including possible occasional international travel are a must. Certification in relevant specialty areas and membership in relevant professional societies are preferred.
To learn more about us, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com. ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements. to: H_R@americanchemistry.com
Additional Salary Information: Annual merit increase, discretionary bonus, matching 401(k), profit sharing, medical and dental.
About American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $558 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.