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 diverse 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 https://www.fmi.org/about-us/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
FMI is an equal opportunity employer