Executive Director / Lobbyist, Illinois Beverage Association
Illinois Beverage Association
Type: Full Time
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4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 0001
The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) is an organization consisting of bottling companies and distributors in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. From products in your neighborhood store to our support of local community initiatives, our presence is felt across the state. We play a key role in the state’s economy by providing good-paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the state and federal government, and partnering with community organizations.
The IBA and its members face existing and potential legislative and regulatory issues in Illinois. To manage these issues, the Board of Directors seeks Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications; from interested parties to serve as its dedicated Executive Director.
In consultation and coordination with all IBA members, the Executive Director will lead IBA and develop, drive, and manage a pro-active statewide advocacy and engagement strategy. The Executive Director will also protect and enhance the industry’s image and reputation through effective state and local government relations, industry communications, coalition-building and collaboration with the industry’s national trade organization, the American Beverage Association (ABA), other business and trade organizations, and policy groups.
In short, the Executive Director will become “the face” of the IBA in the state capitol, in local communities with local governments, among aligned industry and business associations, community stakeholders and influencers, and the media. In addition, the Executive Director will ensure the association is a neutral forum for the discussion of issues impacting the industry and the ability to operate. Finally, to appropriately represent the industry it is essential the individual will have and/or will develop an overall understanding of the manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes of the beverage industry, and stay up to date on industry trends.
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Interested parties shall present proposal/qualifications consisting of the following elements:
Resumes/Curriculum Vitae of staff that will engage in work on behalf of IBA.
Proposed approach to accomplishing the scope of work as outlined above (no more than five pages).
Experience accomplishing similar work for other clients (no more than five pages).
List of all former and current clients, including an exhaustive list of former and current clients in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry.
The American Beverage Association (ABA) is the trade association that represents America's non-alcoholic beverage industry. ABA was founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages, and renamed the National Soft Drink Association in 1966. Today the ABA represents hundreds of beverage producers, distributors, franchise companies and support industries. Together, they bring to market hundreds of brands, flavors and packages, including regular, low- and no-calorie soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100 percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas.