Can Manufacturers Institute Seeks Consultant to the CMI Chemical and Food Safety Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, DC – December 2019 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is seeking a Technical and Regulatory Chemical and Food Safety Consultant that will report directly to the Director of Government Relations, Chair of the Chemical and Food Safety Committee and CMI President.

Relevant Work Experience: Candidate should have, at minimum, 10 years of technical and regulatory experience in the chemical and food safety arena. Trade Association experience is also preferred, but not required.

General Skills and Educational Background: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and demonstrate excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.  

Responsibilities: Below is a list of some of the job responsibilities. We expect the time required to manage the position will be approximately 25 hours per month.

1)     Regulatory Advocacy  Research and track significant federal, state and international regulatory, scientific and legal issues relevant to the subcommittee needs and long-term goals; networking and engagement with other consortia as needed on areas of common interest; and preparation of regulatory comments as directed by CMI management.

2)     Engagement with Outside Counsel and Lobbyists – Dialogue on new or evolving regulatory or legislative issues impacting members; coordinate on development of advocacy positions; ensure project deadlines are met; and engage on presentations or participation at committee meetings.

3)     Legislation tracking – Monitor legislative tracking updates as provided by CMI; evaluate bills involving food packaging chemicals to determine potential impacts to the subcommittee members; prepare overview of same for membership; coordinate with CMI communications department on needs for public statements or testimonies. 

4)     Communications  Updates to members on issues of interest; alerts to members on relevant industry/government developments; and coordination with CMI staff on messaging related to scientific or technical issues; coordination with CMI staff on items for CMI newsletter. 

5)      Meeting Management  Implementation of antitrust protection measures; coordination for committee  meetings and conference calls as directed by CMI management; development and distribution of meeting materials, such as agendas and minutes; and engagement with Scientific Technical and Regulatory Committee to ensure that agreed-upon strategies and action plans are implemented. 

6)      Engagement with Outside Stakeholder Groups – Interact as directed by CMI leadership with other stakeholder groups, such as Metal Packaging Europe, to ensure that messaging on chemical components in metal packaging is aligned. 

7)     Coordination with CMI Communications Team – Assist CMI communications team to compile and evaluate technical information on chemical components in food packaging that is needed to achieve CMI communications strategies.

Please send proposals to CMI’s Director of Government Affairs Sylvester Giustino at

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