TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a Director of trade Facilitation Policy. This position works with member companies to develop NAM positions on export controls, defense trade, customs and border issues, export financing, sanctions and manufacturing competitiveness. The Director coordinates with other associations on these issues as part of a broad advocacy to advance reforms with U.S. agencies responsible for export controls, trade finance and customs matters, the White House, Congress and media. Performs other duties that support the department’s goals on international trade.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Identifies export control, customs, sanctions and export financing issues affecting manufacturers in the United States and U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness
Conducts policy analyses of issues to determine possible effect on NAM member companies.
Analyzes related legislation and international agreements to determine their effect on NAM objectives.
Works with NAM policy committees to formulate positions on export control, customs, sanctions, export financing and related issues, particularly the NAM's International Investment and Financing and Export Control Committees and related task forces.
Provides staff support for this policy structure, and works with the policy structure to frame positions and construct advocacy campaigns.
Oversees communications with issue-specific working groups and broader membership to advance NAM goals.
Organizes dialogues with Administration officials, Members of Congress and key staff, association partners and members on key issues and prepares advocacy communication, such as fact sheets, talking points and analysis, that support NAM policy and objectives in these areas.
Drafts Congressional testimony and NAM statements for the record on export control and other trade facilitation issues when opportunities arise.
Responds to requests for comments from U.S. agencies, with a view to making government actions more compatible with NAM and coalition objectives.
Where needed, formulates and implements advocacy campaigns to obtain passage of specific legislation and international agreements affecting these issues, as well as to obtain executive branch action to implement related policies and measures in a manner benefiting manufacturers in the United States.
Advances campaigns and policy initiatives through direct action, including direct contact with congressional and administration officials, as well as with NAM member companies and other associations and industry group, working closely with other NAM divisions.
Builds coalitions of other industry groups and companies as part of policy advocacy campaigns. Manages and provides staff support for coalitions as appropriate.
Responds to member company requests, questions and concerns; assists field and national division staff with member requests regarding export controls.
Works across the NAM to promote key goals with members, communications and public affairs mobilization.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
Approximately 7-10 years of association, executive branch and/or Hill experience.
Advanced degree or legal training helpful but not required.
Thorough understanding of the U.S. export controls system, U.S. customs rules and international trade rules and agreements relating to customs and trade facilitation issues.
Knowledge of the trade policy and public policy processes; knowledge of customs practices a plus.
Excellent communications (both verbal and written) skills and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
Current contacts on Capitol Hill and experience working with associations helpful.
Ability to handle pressure in a deadline driven environment.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than thr...ee-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.