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Why choose the U.S. Grains Council?

The U.S. Grains Council promotes barley, corn and sorghum to foreign markets overseas through innovative global programs. Join us and work in the exciting and dynamic world of international trade.

The U.S. Grains Council is a team of bright, talented individuals representing different cultures, backgrounds and points of view. Our shared beliefs are the underlying values that contribute to long-lasting success. They are simple, yet powerful statements about what we value and how we act individually and as a global organization.

  • Commitment to each other
  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to our members
  • Strength from cultural diversity

If you are looking for a career in which you can truly make a difference in people's lives, consider the U.S. Grains Council. Opportunities exist for people who are results-oriented, flexible and dedicated. If you are: highly motivated and prepared to work as part of a team, a good communicator and a good listener, and honest and innovative, the U.S. Grains Council may be the place for you.

The U.S. Grains Council offers attractive compensation and benefits, flexible work schedules, global opportunities, and activities to help you develop both personally and professionally.

What can you expect from the Council?

  • A commitment to high performance
  • A commitment to learning
  • A commitment to personal well-being

The Council's success starts with our staff. Our organization's growth, innovation and success have always been based on deep respect for the unique individuality and potential of each employee.

Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The Council recognizes that people with disabilities have a right to full and fair consideration for any job for which they apply. We strive to offer an environment in which all people can reach their highest potential and make a difference. Having a disability will not be a disadvantage to you being considered as an applicant for employment.

The U.S. Grains Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All replies will be held and treated confidentially.

The U.S. Grains Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information, should contact us.

Open Positions:

Regional Director - Ethanol and Mature Markets

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), an international market development organization, is recruiting a regional director - ethanol and mature markets. This position directs and provides strategic guidance for the ongoing ethanol market development activities in Asia, consistent with the global ethanol strategy approved by the Ethanol A-Team and Ethanol Steering Committee, and provide oversight and strategic direction to market development efforts in the mature markets of Japan, Korea and Taiwan. 

Desired qualifications include: 
Ability to anticipate, challenge and interpret organizational goals and to make decisions based on these skills.
Ability to align organizational goals and resources.
Ability to build a workplace culture that is capable of executing change to meet business objectives. Because a success oriented culture is highly dependent on leaders who lead by example, this director
Experience managing a team with diverse backgrounds and skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
Must always be professional, work with integrity and actively promote ethics and compliance policies across the organization.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office preferred.

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required, preference given to those with a degree in an agriculturally related field and/or international relations, marketing, business or economics.
Experience working in Asia
Ethanol expertise and knowledge of the U.S. ethanol industry
10 years minimum - professional experience
Ability to supervise programs - meet deadlines, develop and work within budgets, be performance oriented and achieve objectives
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Willing to travel — extensively at times
Experience and skill in supervising employees of differing cultural backgrounds
Self-motivated and self-driven

Send letter of interest, salary requirement and resume to: HR/Global Programs, U.S. Grains Council, 20 F Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20001 or email: employment@grains.org. USGC is an EOE. All materials should be submitted before COB Friday, July 21, 2017.

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