Careers at Food Export

Liaison

 

Posting Date: 9/16/2021

Organization: Food Export - Midwest

Location: Chicago

Contact: recruitment@foodexport.org

    Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export-Midwest) is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products from the Midwest region of the U.S.  The organization has been helping exporters of Midwest food and agricultural products sell their products overseas sine 1969, when it was first created as a cooperative effort between 13 Midwest state agricultural promotion agencies and the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

     

     

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    Outreach to new and potential food and agricultural exporters:

    • Employs multiple approaches including technology and data analysis to identify new prospects for participation in Food Export programs and services
    • Attend industry events to meet and build relationships with exporters and partner agencies
    • Focus on creating and maintaining relationships to meet customers' needs

    Provide customer service and support to new and current participants in Food Export programs:

    • Works proactively with designated companies to develop an annual export marketing plan
    • Assists companies with understanding and registering for programs and services
    • Responds to inquiries and opportunities effectively and quickly
    • Collaborates with program staff to improve programs and services for exporters and create successful, satisfied participants
    • Identifies success stories from participants and assists in collecting feedback and evaluations

    Other:

    • Ensures accuracy and integrity of company data in Customer Relationship Management database
    • Undertakes special projects from time to time

     

    Requirements:

     

    Education:

    • Four-year college degree in a related field

    Work Experience (highly preferred):

    • 2+ years of work experience in a related field, such as consultative selling, international marketing, marketing administration, customer relationship management, international trade, food, or agriculture.

     

    Core Competencies:

     

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, customer service oriented, must be proficient with MS Office, attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills and the ability to prioritize work, strong ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently, strong ability to multitask and coordinate multiple priorities simultaneously, general knowledge and understanding of international marketing, selfmotivated, a self‐starter, and effective presentation skills. Ability to communicate and build relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds and responsibility levels.

     

    Physical Demands/Work Environment:

     

    • Work is performed in a standard office environment. This position requires light duty physical work, conducting general office duties, participation in trade shows, and market promotions, Requirements include carrying multiple files and printed materials.
    • Out‐of‐office travel to domestic and international locations is up to 25%.

     

     

      How to Apply:

      • Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, and references, in confidence, to: recruitment@foodexport.org
      • Food Export‐ Midwest offers an excellent comprehensive employee benefits package
      • Must be authorized to work in the United States
      • Financial assistance for relocation is not budgeted for this position

       

       

      Food Export – Midwest is an equal opportunity employer:

       

      It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, disability, national origin or ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, military discharge status or membership in the military reserve, source of income, or other status protected by applicable state, federal or local law. It is our intent and desire at Food Export that equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment recruitment, selection, compensation benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Persons with

      disabilities or who otherwise require alternate means of communication of organizational or program information can contact us at the url on the cover of this document.

       

      Food Export administers many services through Market Access Program (MAP) funding from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact us. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.