The Institute seeks a dynamic and experienced President and CEO to lead the organization. The President and CEO will lead the organization as it responds to and supports member needs, anticipates challenges and builds a logical approach to overcome those challenges. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience achieving public policy objectives, creating stability after mergers and a proven track record for effective team management and results-driven leadership.
Based upon the overarching priorities for the organization, the President and CEO’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:
Oversees the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.
Increase and retain Meat Institute members.
Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the fiscal function and performance of the Institute.
Acts as an advocate to increase participation from members’ senior leadership, and identifies and develops future leaders in the industry.
Enhances NAMI’s image by being active and visible in the community.
Establishes and maintains relationships with CEOs of livestock, agriculture and food organizations, senior USDA officials, lawmakers and key committee staff, representatives of foreign meat and livestock organizations and foreign governments to create long-range opportunities.
Initiates, develops, maintains and expands access to international markets.
Facilitates the (continued) integration of the industry into the scientific community by using effective marketing and communications activities.
Implements enhanced education programs that support the organization’s mission.
Supports members with the growing challenge of workforce issues.
Works with the Executive Team to ensure the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
The President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors.
Six people directly report to the President and CEO; the senior vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs and general counsel; the senior vice president of public affairs; the senior vice president of legislative affairs; the senior vice president of convention, education and member services; the senior vice president of international affairs and the chief financial officer.
The President and CEO frequently interacts with CEOs of livestock, agriculture and food organizations; senior USDA officials; lawmakers and key committee staff; representatives of foreign meat and livestock organizations and foreign governments.
Baccalaureate degree is preferred.
10 years of experience in senior management position; prior experience as a chief executive desirable.
Meat Industry experience preferred.
Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly.
Excellent management and planning skills with the ability to oversee the formation of organization-wide and division specific work plans in line with budgetary and operational constraints.
Leadership skills, including the ability to manage time effectively and handle both internal and external conflicts.
Ability to build consensus and relationship among executives, staff, members and partners.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to promote and link organizational mission, vision, values, goals, and strategies to everyday work.
Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve problems promptly and effectively.
Ability to build working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
Demonstrated skill in effectively managing demanding situations and ability to design and implement appropriate interventions.
International experience preferred.
The North American Meat Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
NAMI resulted from the merger of the American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association in 2015. AMI was founded in 1906 shortly after the passage of the Federal Meat Inspection Act. The North American Meat Association was formed in 2012 from the merger of the National Meat Association and the North American Meat Processors.
The organization represents more than 700 members. ...More than 400 are meat and poultry packers and processors of a variety of sizes; 246 are suppliers of equipment, ingredients and services; 79 are allied members and ten are academic members. Together, our members produce more than 95 percent U.S. red meat products and more than 70 percent of U.S. turkey products.
The Institute employs 32 professionals, many of whom have worked for the organization since the 1990s. We employ two Ph.D. scientists, one of whom is also a veterinarian; three staff with law degrees; two former USDA inspectors and a host of other professionals with experience drawn from the meat industry and from their respective fields, like broadcast journalism, Capitol Hill and Foreign Service.
Barry Carpenter, former executive director of NAMA, has served as the first President and CEO of NAMI since 2015. We are governed by an 84-person board; a 37-person executive board and six officers.
The Meat Institute’s annual budget is $9.7 million in 2017. Sixty-three percent of our revenues are drawn from membership dues and 23 percent are drawn from our annual convention and education programs.
The office is located in downtown Washington, DC, near the Farragut North Metro Station.