B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) is seeking a Consortium Manager (Manager) to provide operational, administrative, financial, and communication strategy and support to assigned BCCM consortia clients. The Manager reports to the BCCM Senior Manager. This position will be directed from our Washington, D.C., office with flexible telework arrangements available.
Overview of Requirements
The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with proven success bringing complex projects with multiple stakeholders to completion on time and within budget. The candidate will have worked in a relevant field such as association management or consortium management or as a project manager at an industrial or consumer products company or trade association. The successful candidate will have excellent written communication skills; familiarity with technical, scientific, and legal terminology; and will be comfortable adhering to precise style and formatting guidelines for written communication, including e-mails. The candidate must demonstrate strong evidence of intrinsic motivation to learn, advance, and exceed management and client expectations.
Administrative Management Support
Participate in all consortia meetings, conference calls, webinars, and other events
Provide antitrust counsel for consortia meetings, conference calls, webinars, and other events
Prepare and maintain BCCM consortia Bylaws
Coordinate availability and schedule consortia conference calls, meetings, webinars, and other events
Prepare agendas and minutes for all meetings and conference calls
Engage with members on development of strategic plans
Conduct all recordkeeping duties according to BCCM record retention policy
Assist with membership recruitment and promotional activities
Maintain consortia membership e-mail lists, including rosters for consortia committees
Track status of consortia action items and ensure timely completion for same
Financial Management Support
Assist consortia members in developing annual budgets, including consideration of cost-sharing mechanisms and monitoring expenses against budget
Maintain consortia budgets
Prepare consortia financial statements as requested
Assist with invoicing consortia members for annual membership dues, other fees, disbursements, special assessments, and/or other expenses
Set up contracts, as requested, for third-party work and manage expenses against authorized statements of work
Work with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) accountants to ensure tax filings with all relevant jurisdictions are completed properly and timely
Communications/Advocacy/Research Management Support
Research and track significant regulatory, scientific, and legal issues pertinent to the consortium’s needs and long-term goals, and alert consortia membership promptly of relevant developments
Set up and maintain Internet alerts on chemicals or issues of concern for consortia and highlight same to membership in a timely manner
As requested, design and maintain public and private websites, ensuring information is up to date and relevant
As requested, collect and amalgamate competitively sensitive information for advocacy purposes
As requested, develop professional brochures, advertising, promotional, and other informational materials (e.g., position statements, best practice guides)
Coordinate with B&C and The Acta Group staff to provide scientific, legal, and regulatory support to consortia members
Prepare regulatory submissions
Develop product defense strategies, including draft press releases and related documents, formulate responses to media and other inquiries, and prepare question and answer documents
Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., government agencies, other association groups, non-governmental organizations)
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience in chemical regulatory compliance preferred
Project management experience essential
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Detail oriented with the ability to manage competing priorities
Confidence, flexibility, and emotional intelligence
All telecommuters will be required to adhere to B&C’s Telecommuter Policy.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Location: Washington, D.C., with flexible telework options or fully remote.
About Bergeson & Campbell, P.C./B&C Consortia Management
Collaboration on advocacy, research, and required testing through consortia is key for entities in the industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical spaces. Pooling resources to meet research, testing, regulatory, advocacy, and other shared obligations to promote and advocate issues of shared concern allows participating entities to leverage resources and maximize impact. B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) takes efficiency and efficacy one step further for consortia members through our consortia management services.
BCCM creates and maintains the operational framework for consortia so that members can focus on substantive issues most pertinent to their needs and essential to their success. We provide core management services along the operational hierarchy, from strategic business and legal counsel to basic administrative support. We structure and manage consortia to conform with the realities of the industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical business communities, and offer a variety of state-of-the-art platforms to ensure consortia participants have a business organizational model that allows seamless access to and communication with the consortia and its busines...s affairs.
BCCM’s goal for our consortia clients is to ensure that each consortium’s interests are protected and immunized from antitrust concerns, and each one’s voice is heard on a wide-range of regulatory, scientific, legal, policy, and related issues.