The Director of Market Access will report to the EVP and serves as an integral part of BIO’s Food and Agriculture Section team. The Director’s core responsibility is to plan, develop, and facilitate innovative, productive and strategic relationships and partnerships with thought leaders and influential organizations and companies in agriculture and food production, as well as consumer and environmental groups and relevant academia on behalf of BIO. The Director will maintain productive, trust-based relationships and organize collaboration with these groups to grow public support and market access for biology-driven tools to improve sustainability, nutrition, health and societal benefits on behalf of our membership. The Director will coordinate engagement efforts with the science & regulatory affairs lead in order to execute a holistic innovation strategy for BIO.
Establish and skillfully manage market access project teams and committees to promote acceptance of and support for biology-driven food, feed, production agriculture, and health systems.
Regularly interact with BIO company stakeholder engagement program staff leads.
Regularly collaborate & coordinate market access efforts with Food and Agriculture Section staff, other BIO departments, the Council for Biotechnology Information (GMO Answers), and external allied organizations to ensure BIO is delivering a streamlined, comprehensive strategy for its members.
Work with the Food and Agriculture Section staff to develop and execute the Section’s annual work plan.
Conduct research on and draft papers/talking points on various issues in support of Section initiatives.
Manage policy issues related to animal biotechnology policy and technical matters.
Perform other duties as assigned by the EVP.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience. Master’s Degree or Ph.D. preferred, with expertise in science, agriculture, or food-related disciplines; specific expertise in animal agriculture a plus.
7+ years of experience in corporate and industry relations, or related industry/academic experience.
Working knowledge of the U.S. and international regulatory systems that determine the commercial success of biology-based food, feed, agricultural, and health products.
Ability to interact effectively and inclusively with thought leaders and influential organizations and companies in agriculture and food production, as well as consumer and environmental groups and relevant academia.
Demonstrated skill in strategic, creative thinking that contemplates both internal and external factors. Experience brining diverse and often competing sectors to issue-specific consensus.
Ability to grow external allies in support of BIO and allied organizations’ positions on innovations for food, feed, production agriculture, and health.
Demonstrated leadership experience and exceptional written and oral communications skills.
Ability to lead BIO committees and bring members to consensus.
Ability to manage projects and actively engage with a team of skilled policy experts while juggling multiple priorities.
Operating collaboratively with an action-oriented team.
We offer a competitive benefits package. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
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