This individual is responsible for managing projects for NABC. Projects generally involve these areas: technical support, access to marketing, access to financing, and infrastructure development. The project manager will be working with producers/entrepreneurs individually or in business groups to assist in identifying and making efficient decisions related to one or more of these areas of business development. This individual will be spending a significant amount of their time assisting in the development of and creating marketing opportunities for value-added products. The primary background required for supporting this area of client services is a first-hand understanding of the difficulties and challenges entrepreneurs face when developing a business. Wholesale or retail marketing experience is preferred. Experience with creating and implementing a business plan for an agriculture-related business is desired. A background that includes a working knowledge of county, agricultural, financial and educational support organizations would be beneficial.