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European-Based Ethanol Market Development Specialist Print

Posted by: U.S Grains Council

Posted date: 2023-Mar-30

Location: Europe Continent

Job Details
Job Title European-Based Ethanol Market Development Specialist
Company U.S Grains Council
Location Europe Continent
Closing Date 2023-May-05
Job Description And Requirements

An international market development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. is recruiting a full-time ethanol market development consultant based within the European continent. This position is responsible for backstopping and supporting the Washington D.C. office and the Middle East, Europe and Africa regional office based in Tunis Tunisia with their European ethanol market development programs. It is preferred that the candidate is a resident of the European Union.

The U.S. Grains Council is a leading non-profit, member association dedicated to expanding exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley and related co-products, including ethanol.

Purpose of the Position
Assist in developing and implementing an effective multilateral strategy for U.S. corn-based ethanol opportunities across Europe. Provide activity planning, coordination, implementation, and relationship mapping for multilateral engagement efforts. Enable the Council to promote U.S. corn-based ethanol as a sustainable fuel within the European Union and United Kingdom transportation sectors through multilateral spheres of influence and additional applications as part of the global climate movement. Further, promote and increase Council’s key messages within EU and UK-based multilateral organizations, local ethanol industries, country governments, global think tanks/institutions, and private transportation supply chain entities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide analysis on policy changes, engagement opportunities, activity results, and commercial developments in key sectors of interest.
  • Provide information and analysis on current developments on transportation, energy, and renewable fuels policy, industry, and production sectors across the multilateral sphere of influence.
  • Represent the Council in various and extensive meetings to promote ethanol to multilateral organizations.
  • Escort U.S. members and staff teams and contractors.
  • Attend scientific and industry conferences that intersect with ethanol objectives.
  • Organize meetings and seminars with multilateral organizations based across the EU and elsewhere.
  • Articulate and showcase ethanol’s pricing strategy efforts for countries, terminals, retail operators, and consumers to ensure ethanol’s economic benefits are a key pillar of increased adoption incentives.
  • Develop technical acumen on refinery operations, fuel specifications, handling, logistics and ethanol molecule characteristics to ensure expanded knowledge of key stakeholders who would implement higher ethanol consumption and blend
  • Understand and develop strategy related to transshipment, storage, infrastructure compatibility and retail operations.
  • Work to implement a parallel strategy to increase the global consumption of ethanol for additional uses such as sustainable aviation fuel, maritime, bioplastics, and industrial applications.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with the ability to ‘connect the dots to maximize organizational potential. Must be a team player with exceptional collaboration and communication skills with strong skills in prioritizing and decision-making. Must also be able to quickly pivot and adapt as the organization’s strategic direction evolves.

Prior experience and exposure with the U.S. or European ethanol industry is preferred, with additional preference given for strong technical acumen with fuel specifications and retailer or terminal and refinery operations. This will primarily be a policy centered position that will intersect with EU and UK ministerial and parliamentary levels as well as influential identified multilateral entities, ideal candidates will have a robust background within these industries.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in the position, please submit a letter of interest and a resume by COB on Friday, May 5, 2023, at [email protected] , or by mail to U.S. Grains Council, 20 F Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001.

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