The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., advocates on behalf of America’s dairy industry to ensure our members have the tools and resources they need to innovate and thrive. IDFA deploys a combination of advocacy, education, and network-building to make a positive difference for the dairy industry and consumers. We focus on the legislation, regulation and communications that affect our member companies and their operations, as well as policies and research that foster innovation and expand markets for dairy foods. IDFA also delivers data and analysis to help dairy foods companies and their employees remain leaders in business innovation, corporate responsibility, and market development.

To deliver value to our members and the broader dairy industry, everything we do begins with people— our most important resource. IDFA is committed to a positive work environment, individual and professional growth and excellence in all we do. If you are interested in a career with IDFA, check this page regularly for updates.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Positions Open:

Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is seeking an individual with notable regulatory and scientific expertise in the dairy processing industry or related fields to assume a leadership role on the trade association’s Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Team. The person selected will report to IDFA’s Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs.

The Vice President of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs will enhance and support the visibility of IDFA’s efforts with regulators, policymakers, and a variety of other key stakeholders, including relevant allies across the food and agriculture sector to drive progress on shared outcomes. This person, with others on the Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Team, will provide thought leadership and help shape and create relevant positions on policy topics affecting the dairy processing industry emanating from regulatory agencies and legislative bodies at the federal and state levels. This role will contribute substantively to supporting IDFA’s perspective in the regulatory and scientific community and may be called upon to serve as an industry spokesperson in leading a meaningful and effective dialogue on issues affecting the dairy industry, including direct engagement with policy makers and leaders at the federal and state levels. Finally, this role will closely collaborate with industry leaders sitting on various IDFA regulatory committees and industry segment boards for the purposes of gathering feedback, sharpening IDFA positions, and developing strategies to achieve shared outcomes.

This position is eligible for full-time telework, if desired, but the person must be willing to travel several times a year to IDFA’s Washington, D.C. office, board and industry meetings in various locations, and other meetings and conferences, as needed. 

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