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Manager – Business Information Services

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Manager – Business Information Services has primary responsibility for all aspects of a select group of market data reports including survey design, data collection and verification, and final report preparation and communication with survey participants. The position will utilize a proprietary data collection and processing software system as well as Microsoft Access and Excel programs. The team member will work in a matrixed organization supporting select member product sections and occasionally must coordinate with other NEMA functional areas on special market data projects. The individual will assume additional tasks as required on an as-needed basis. 

The position reports to the Director – Statistical Operations and is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia.  Up to 5 percent time on travel is anticipated.

Key Responsibilities

I.   Serve as the primary Member company contact for managed statistical programs

  • Lead statistical committees or other entities involved in determining scope and direction of statistical programs
  • Monitor timeliness and accuracy measures of all reports to ensure adherence to Department quality standards

II.   Compile and disseminate periodical market data reports

  • Monitor participation on all current/ "open" reports and clarify anomalous data from participating companies and other sources
  • Make estimation decisions with respect to participants' data
  • Compile summary reports and review final versions for publication

III.   Review/assess value to Member companies of statistical program services provided and develop interest in, and approval for, new programs at Division/Section levels

  • Closely coordinate with Industry Directors to contact nonparticipating member companies and garner their active involvement
  • Recruit other participants in market data reports that are relevant to their businesses

Experience and Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Economics/s Statistics or closely related field
  • 2+ years professional experience, quantitative expertise a strong plus
  • Strong time management skills and ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Performs duties effectively either working independently  or as part of a team where close self-review of the quality of work produced is the norm
  • Positively contribute to overall Department, NEMA and personal professional goals
  • Ability to write, speak and utilize quantitative methods to deliver convincing rationale to member companies participating in NEMA's statistical and other analytical programs
  • Eager to take on new challenges and consistently evince a positive attitude
  • Possess computer literacy and working knowledge of database and spreadsheet programs (Microsoft Access and Excel a plus)

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13221991.

EOE/M/F/V/D Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Manager—Social Media and Editor

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for the electroindustry; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

As Manager of Social Media, the incumbent is responsible for managing social media that includes developing/editing content, administering social media aspects of marketing campaigns, and collecting and analyzing effectiveness information. This individual demonstrates a superior ability to edit for accuracy, clarity, and quality; writes, edits and produces audio and video podcasts; and assists with developing marketing campaigns and their related outlet channels.   

As Editor, the incumbent generates story ideas and is integral to readying for publication NEMA's monthly magazine and semi-monthly electronic newsletter. The incumbent produces concise written copy for print and electronic publication; schedules and maintains production calendars; writes, edits, and proofreads written corporate communication products; captures, edits, and produces short news packages and media relations materials; and works with the association's product Sections to devise and implement industry marketing plans.  The Editor also assists in updating communications portions of various NEMA-hosted websites.

The position reports to the Senior Director—Communications and Marketing.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 20 percent time on travel.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Be accountable for developing, editing and communicating NEMA positions and product

  • Manage communication commitments, schedules, and calendars with internal and external writers
  • Maintain editorial and stylistic standards, quality, and accuracy of content
  • Write and edit press releases, corporate communications, and stories ranging from research-heavy features to short blurbs summarizing industry news
  • Optimize all content for search engines and manage Search engine optimization campaigns
  • Identify and resolve gaps in the support structure and improve workflow processes to optimize team efficiency

II.  Be accountable for establishing, producing, and measuring social network efforts

  • Integrate social media into all NEMA-wide and Section communication plans
  • Write scripts for audio and video podcasts and coach speakers as needed
  • Develop measures of effectiveness for social media and analyze for insights

III.  Be accountable for project management related to Section marketing

  • Collaborate with Industry Directors on marketing objectives
  • Establish and adhere to Section communication budgets to include time and resources for print, electronic, and social media content
  • Create and report on marketing plans that incorporate print, electronic, and social media content to achieve those objectives

Experience and Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or similar; graduate degree a plus
  • Five-plus years writing and editing experience with an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Minimum three years managing a production schedule
  • Minimum two years disseminating and measuring social media campaigns
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building expertise in results-oriented environment
  • Ability to conceptualize, write, edit, and schedule content for multiple publications 
  • Ability to inspire staff to deliver in a deadline-driven environment
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills and executive presence
  • Strong computer skills, HTML experience a plus
  • Proficient with content management systems, such as WordPress

Note: Three examples of individually written and/or electronic products that demonstrate proficiency in writing, social media, and project management are required with application.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13162841.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Senior Program Manager – Electrical Systems Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Program Manager of Electrical Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the industrial and power systems sectors. The program manager works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)) as well as international Standards Development Organizations' (SDOs) such International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to the Assistant VP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting both Industrial Systems and Grid Connected Systems divisions. The incumbent will from time to time assume additional tasks as needed.   

The position is located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may require up to 30 percent domestic and international travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to industrial and grid connected systems

  • Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals on behalf of members' interests
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' staff and NEMA government relations and communication staff to drive and achieve adoption of existing and new standards.

II. Lead NEMA Technical Committees and other Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) as assigned.

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; achieve objectives of assigned plan(s)
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes.
  • Adhere to established domestic and international SDO policies and procedures. Ensure that ISO/IEC Directives and decision of Council and Technical Management Board are followed.
  • Solicit participant input, facilitate consensus, submit and achieve US positions on behalf of TAG and achieve desired results.

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committee members and key participants in non-NEMA standards activities.  When directed, establish excellent communications with US government agencies and international regulatory bodies.

IV.  Develop and execute annual committee budgets – including supplementary funds additions as required; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain at below budgeted thresholds throughout the year.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of basic standards development processes and policies highly desired
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC standards organizations and/or standards development process
  • Strong time management and budget planning/execution skills and ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Proven skill to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12350241 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Product Manager

Reports to: President

Job Function:

The Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) enables manufacturers to securely share accurate and timely product and pricing data with distributors and other wholesale trading partners—in one place and one standardized electronic format.

The IDW Product Manager is responsible for product planning, development, implementation, and marketing. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with standards and engineering to deliver the service. The IDW Product Manager will also work with sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met and that the product's direction supports the company's overall strategy and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap.
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
  • Establish pricing models to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Develop sales tools and collateral.
  • Create and maintain an annual budget to ensure success.
  • Brief and train the sales force and support staff.
  • Brief press and analysts and go on press tours
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition.
  • Perform product demos for customers.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Act as a leader within the company.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • At least one product development example and sample of an effective document delivered in the past.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching products.
  • Familiarity with the market for electrical products.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

If you are interested in, and qualify for, this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to careers@idea4industry.com.

 

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