Engineering, Food Engineering, Health and Safety Engineering
GMA is a recognized leading authority and strong advocate for the broad adoption of consumer-friendly nutrition, health and labeling policies and practices.
We seek a nutrition and health policy leader who will:
Effectively engage with GMA member representatives at all levels -- provide leadership on strategic policy level concerns as well as assistance with the tactical decision-making and problem-solving that members face in complying with current regulations and standards.
Set Goals, lead strategy development, define action plans, and ensure consistent execution on all current work -- work effectively across functions within the association to ensure maximum value for effort -- deliver positive results and outcomes to benefit CPG industry consumers.
Monitor the regulatory policy landscape to identify, raise and address emerging issues -- keep members informed and engaged in finding solutions.
Manage the delivery of technical services to GMA members in the areas of product labeling assistance, interpretation of regulations, and application of standards in nutrition, health and product labeling.
Partner with appropriate external research organizations when appropriate.
Build a team of experts to address nutrition, health and labeling regulations and standards for the CPG industry now and in the future -- develop junior level professionals and fully engage senior level contributors effectively.
The best candidates for this exciting leadership opportunity will possess:
A broad network of contacts in the CPG industry; NGOs; federal, state and international regulatory agencies; public health organizations; and, relevant trade organizations, media, and academia.
A track record of leading and/or actively participating in collaborative, coalition-based work with a strong voice in nutrition and health regulatory policy development and implementation.
Exceptional communication skills -- the ability to translate complex scientific issues into easily understood information paired with the ability to work effectively with a diverse audience.
Credentials that demonstrate strong technical understanding and scientific underpinning in the nutrition and health policy arena. At a minimum this will include a Master's Level academic degree in a related area.
A minimum of 10 years of work experience in public health policy and/or applied nutrition that reflects growth and readiness for a broad leadership role. Work experience inside the CPG industry is strongly preferred.
If you would like to be considered, please submit your resume or C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Starting Salary depends on qualifications
Internal Number: HR18-04
About Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry plays a unique role as the single largest U.S. manufacturing employment sector, with 2.1 million jobs in 30,000 communities across the country that deliver products vital to the wellbeing of people in our nation and around world. Founded in 1908, GMA has a primary focus on product safety, science-based public policies and industry initiatives that seek to empower people with the tools and information they need to make informed choices and lead healthier lives. For more information, visit gmaonline.org.
GMA is an equal opportunity employer that supports a diverse workforce. We seek candidates for employment based on knowledge, skills and abilities that are relevant to job performance. We do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.