Are you action-oriented, passionate about the food industry, with an interest in community, project and crisis management? Do you enjoy working collaboratively across organizations and departments to execute various initiatives across asset protection, risk and crisis response? If so, then you should consider applying for our Senior Manager, Industry Relations position.
Who are we and why is this role important?
FMI is a dynamic national trade association located in Crystal City, Virginia just a few Metro stops away from Washington, D.C. We work with and on behalf of the entire food retail industry to advance a safer, healthier, and more efficient consumer food supply chain. The reach and impact of our work is extensive, ultimately touching the lives of over 100 million households in the United States and representing an $800 billion industry with nearly 6 million employees. The person in this role will play a vital role in managing and developing industry relations programs to generate revenue and engage industry stakeholders.
What will you do in this role?
Working directly with the Vice President, Industry Relations, you will get the opportunity to lead and facilitate council and committee meetings, serve as the subject matter expert on the annual Asset Protection and Grocery Resilience Conference, and play a major role in sharing information to aid in the recovery process from a natural disaster or crisis. This multi-faceted role allows for frequent collaboration with FMI members, other industry associations, as well as the opportunity to expand your skillset, network and be a part of the ever-changing food industry. You will also get the opportunity to travel to customer meetings, trade shows, and FMI events. This is truly a position with variety!
Who will excel in this role?
You’ll be successful in this role if you are a critical thinker with five to seven years of relevant experience in industry relations, project management, or business planning and a college degree in food safety, emergency or crisis management or another related field. You should be a team player, who is flexible, patient, self-directed with strong communication skills. Strong public speaking skills are a must.
What benefits do we offer to our team?
We are committed to our employees and have structured our benefits package to be competitive and affordable. We offer an array of benefits including a choice of three medical plans, two dental plans, vision plan, 401(k) options, flexible spending plans, 11 paid holidays, and the option to work summer hours where you’ll work half days every Friday during the summer. You’ll also have a chance to join the Employee Volunteer Group, who plans various in-person and virtual group volunteer opportunities or join our health and wellness group to interact with your colleagues. We also seek a healthy work-life balance for our staff and offer remote and hybrid work schedules for most of our positions.
Our work is meaningful and makes an impact directly on the community you live and work in. We have a team of hard-working professionals who are committed to supporting the industry that provides safe meals for the world. If you want to work with a fun team in a flexible environment that encourages personal and professional growth, please visit our website at www.fmi.org/careers/ to apply.
FMI requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you receive an offer of employment, it will be made contingent upon satisfaction of this requirement, and you will be required to show proof that you are fully vaccinated.
FMI is a dynamic national trade association, representing the supermarket industry on the cutting-edge of food and consumer trends. Employees who succeed at FMI are customer-focused, collaborative, and like to have fun with colleagues while getting the work done. FMI offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, flexible spending and health savings plans, summer hours, 10 paid holidays, volunteer opportunities and much more! This position also has the flexibility to work from home on average three days per week! We believe in work/life balance.
FMI is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and will continue to make every effort to further demonstrate that commitment by creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To apply, please visit our website at www.fmi.org/about-us/careers.