Senior Director, International Supply Chain Policy

15 Dec, 2020


Senior Director, International Supply Chain Policy

National Foreign Trade Council
Washington, DC


The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) seeks a Senior Director, International Supply Chain Policy, to expand its capacity on customs and international trade-related regulatory issues. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

About the National Foreign Trade Council

Founded in 1914, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is a business association dedicated to making America more successful in the global economy. NFTC engages with government officials, international organizations, and the global business community to promote the adoption of competitive tax and trade policies and strengthen the global rules-based trading system.

The Council’s membership spans the breadth of the national economy. It includes sectors such as energy products, aerospace, capital goods, transportation, consumer goods, technology, healthcare products, services, e-commerce and retail. NFTC’s companies account for more than $3 trillion in total sales worldwide, employ over five million Americans and produce a huge share of our nation’s total exports.

Job description

Working with senior staff, develop policy priorities and advance an advocacy agenda to promote appropriate regulation related to issues including counterfeiting, product safety, environmental sustainability, human and labor rights policies and illicit trade; ensure governments implement trade facilitating measures and customs best practices; and advance policies to support the resilience and stability of global supply chains, including with respect to government procurement.

Maintain relationships with key U.S. and foreign government stakeholders responsible for supply chain, customs and trade facilitation issues; seek to ensure that key foreign markets adhere to best practices, high standards and existing international and free trade agreement commitments with respect to supply chain policies.

Engage with international and regional organizations including the WTO, WCO, APEC, OECD and relevant UN agencies to help shape international supply chain efforts.

Create new opportunities for public-private dialogue and partnerships to advance shared business and government goals with respect to customs enforcement, enhancing product safety, and addressing counterfeit goods and forced labor, seeking to ensure that these efforts appropriately utilize limited resources and target legitimate risks.

Plan and execute private meetings and educational forums with business and government stakeholders and develop written products to advance understanding of key supply chain issues.


  • 8+ years of experience working in or with governments and international organizations related to customs and trade policy and international supply chain regulations.
  • A proven ability to collaborate with diverse business, government and nonprofit stakeholders and effectively manage multiple projects and campaigns.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to travel for business purposes up to 15% of the time.
  • An advanced degree in law, international affairs or economics is preferred.

Salary and benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include the opportunity to participate in the NFTC’s 401(k) plan and medical plan.

How to apply

Please send the following information to

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position and qualifications;
  2. a resume; and
  3. a writing sample (3 pages max).

Job posted: 2020-12-15