The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) represents the corn wet-milling industry in the United States. Wet milling allows corn to be turned into sweeteners, bioproducts, pharmaceutical ingredients, corn oil, and more. CRA also administers the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), an organization launched by CRA in 2019 that represents companies manufacturing or using products, packaging, and ingredients made from renewable, plant-based materials. The Senior Manager of Government Relations will support both CRA and PBPC.
The Senior Manager is responsible for representing the policy interests of CRA and PBPC as a lobbyist before the US Congress, the presidential administration, and select state officials. The Senior Manager works collaboratively with our policy and communications teams to develop strategic plans and tactics to effectively promote policy objectives. The Senior Manager manages political consultants and is responsible for CRA’s political capital development. The Senior Manager must be adaptable to changing advocacy conditions and member inquiries or requests. The ability to manage multiple projects while staying on strategy, on deadline, and on budget is a must in this role. The person in this role will work closely with VP of External Affairs, VP of Advanced Bioproducts and other members of senior leadership.
Our organizations place a heavy emphasis on culture. Our work environment is fast-paced, dynamic, and highly collaborative. We strive to be transparent, inclusive, and professional in all that we do. We believe that we are a team of leaders and that we “share the problem” to collaborate and achieve success.
This is a full-time employment position. The position is temporarily completely remote due to COVID-19. Applicants should anticipate a return to working in our Washington, DC office when it is safe.
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.