28 days old

Senior Director

Washington, District of Columbia 20002
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Senior Director, Packaging for its Plastics Division. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.

The position is responsible for serving as the senior staff lead for the Packaging Team and provides oversight to the self-funded Plastic Foodservice Packaging Group (PFPG) and Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), including developing and providing strategic direction to the groups. The position works closely with members to build consensus and identify advocacy opportunities, as well as provides hands-on management of a large number of state and local advocacy initiatives. The position is also responsible for managing all aspects of the Packaging Team’s budget, effectively managing outside vendors, leading member meetings, as well as developing and maintaining essential relationships with allied organizations and groups along the packaging value chain. In addition the Senior Director manages PFPG and FFRG staff. The position reports directly to the Managing Director, Plastics.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, or related field, Master or doctoral level degree in scientific and/or technical area preferred; ten years project/issue management experience, five years of issue advocacy, public policy or related experience, experience in an industry trade association, or in the plastics, packaging or consumer product sector preferred; strong written and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to give both internal and external presentations, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, to absorb and assimilate information quickly, and to be an enthusiastic advocate as well as the ability to travel to support advocacy, including possible occasional international travel are a must. Certification in relevant specialty areas and membership in relevant professional societies are preferred.

To learn more about us, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com. ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements. to: H_R@americanchemistry.com

Posted: 2018-12-19 Expires: 2019-01-18

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