Manager of Market Development - National Corn Growers Association

This is a dynamic position that will allow the person hired to interface with the animal ag industry. St. Louis, Missouri

Manager - Market Development


Support the development, execution and overall management of programs/projects designed to fulfill NCGA’s strategic plan goals and objectives related to market demand for U.S. grown corn.

  • Primary areas of focus: 

o    Exports (Grain & Value-Added Products)
o    Grain Transportation
o    Animal Agriculture (Feed)
o    Bio-based Products
o    Ethanol

Reports to: Director of Market Development

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Along with the Director of Public Policy, provide staff support for NCGA’s Market Access Action Team (MAAT), a farmer-led committee focused on corn trade and transportation issues.  Including but not limited to:  Budget tracking, Meeting logistics, and Meeting minutes
  • Professionally represent NCGA at industry events consisting of internal and external audiences
  • Assist in budget development and tracking for assigned programs
  • Liaise with industry stakeholder groups including, but not limited to: International Grain Trade Coalition, U.S. Grains Council, Waterways Council Inc., Railroads, National Pork Board, U.S. Meat Export Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Producers Council, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association to help develop partnerships and build/protect markets for corn and value-added products
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Successful track record of managing and completing concurrent projects
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to travel domestically (30%-50%)
  • Ability to thrive while working both as team member or independently, as the situation dictates
  • Excellent Microsoft Outlook and Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Prior experience within agriculture: Production, Sales, Transportation, Trade, or Communications a plus
  • Previous trade association experience
  • Master’s Degree

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in a fast-paced work environment AND
  • Bachelor’s Degree within applicable field, OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge and skills.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to .

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