Why choose the U.S. Grains Council?

The U.S. Grains Council promotes corn, barley, sorghum, co-products like distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol to overseas customers through innovative global programs. Join us and work in the exciting and dynamic world of international trade.

The Council is fortunate to have a team of bright, talented individuals representing different cultures, backgrounds and points of view.  We know that our success starts with our staff. Our organization’s growth, innovation and success have always been based on deep respect for the unique individuality and potential of each employee.

Our shared beliefs are the underlying values that contribute to long-lasting success. They are simple, yet powerful statements about what we value and how we act individually and as a global organization:

  • Commitment to each other
  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to our members
  • Strength from cultural diversity

If you are looking for a career in which you can truly make a difference in people’s lives, consider the U.S. Grains Council. Opportunities exist for people who are results-oriented, flexible and dedicated. If you are highly motivated and prepared to work as part of a team, a good communicator and a good listener, and honest and innovative, the U.S. Grains Council may be the place for you.

The U.S. Grains Council offers attractive compensation and benefits, global opportunities, and activities to help you develop both personally and professionally.

Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The Council recognizes that people with disabilities have a right to full and fair consideration for any job for which they apply. We strive to offer an environment in which all people can reach their highest potential and make a difference. Having a disability will not be a disadvantage to you being considered as an applicant for employment.

The U.S. Grains Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All replies will be held and treated confidentially.

Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information should contact us.

Manager of Global Trade

International market development organization based in Washington, D.C. is recruiting a Manager of Global Trade for its Washington, D.C. office. This position is responsible for providing trade servicing expertise related to the international grain trade, strengthening relationships with U.S. and global grain trade members while servicing the export marketing interests of specific commodity groups among membership of the organization. The individual in this position will develop and maintain contacts with U.S. and international grain traders to keep abreast of trade developments around the world that affect U.S. grain producers and exporters. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and international travel is required.

USGC is a leading non-profit member association dedicated to expanding exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley and related co-products, including ethanol. We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer competitive benefits, including paid leave policies and generous retirement benefits.

Desired Qualifications

Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, international relations, marketing or similar field. Prior experience in public speaking is required. Prior experience in grain trading with emphasis on international trade will be preferred. The preferred candidate will also have experience working in a multi-cultural, international environment.

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.

If you are interested in the position, please submit a letter of interest and a resume by COB on August 31, 2022 to employment@grains.org

The U.S. Grains Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.