Director, Brazil-U.S. Business Council, Americas

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Position description

If you are passionate about the ability of American business to improve lives, solve problems, and strengthen society, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the place for you. As the world’s largest business organization, we believe in building a future that gives everyone the opportunity to pursue a better tomorrow. We make it our job today–and every day–to build the strongest relationships possible among the American people, business leaders, and elected officials in Washington, D.C., state capitals, and countries around the globe. For them and the businesses we represent, the U.S. Chamber is a trusted advocate and partner.

 

We are driven by the pursuit of innovation and partnership and hold ourselves to the highest standards. Our commitment to our members is matched only by our commitment to our employees. As part of our team, we will support your long-term career development while delivering relevant learning opportunities. We will empower you to lead, develop deep expertise, and find new approaches to solving the toughest challenges. 

 

Position Summary:

Serve as Director to the Brazil-U.S. Business Council within the Americas Department in all aspects regarding policy advocacy and programs to promote and expand the U.S.-Brazil trade and investment relationship. Manage the Council’s advocacy efforts through policy dialogues, regulatory submissions, member engagement, program execution, and strategic communications. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and a wide range of companies, business associations, and government agencies in the U.S. and Brazil.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage policy program and development and implementation to advance U.S.-Brazil economic ties.
  • Develop and execute policy advocacy, initiatives, and programs for the Brazil-U.S. Business Council through policy dialogues, Council working groups, public consultations, and other activities.
  • Provide intelligence updates on political and economic developments and track relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Prepare written communications, including press releases, blog posts, memos, policy documents, and reports for member distribution.
  • Prepare executive correspondence and briefing materials.
  • Manage the recruitment of new members, cultivate relationships with existing members, and respond to member inquiries.
  • Plan and carry out business delegations to Brazil and other policy-related events.
  • Support various Americas Department activities when necessary. 

 

Requirements:

  • Law degree or master’s degree in business administration, public policy, or international relations.
  • 7-10 years of experience in international trade and investment.
  • Familiarity with the U.S. business community operating in the Brazilian marketplace.
  • Ability to interact with internal and external senior-level executives and government officials.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Brazilian culture and political processes.
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills in English and Portuguese.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and cultural competency working with Brazilian stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel to Brazil.
  • Excellent public relations and interpersonal skills.
  • Fundraising or business development experience a plus.

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