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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—State Government Relations

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is the U.S. trade association for electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers.  NEMA develops performance and other product standards for the electro-industry, crafts and executes advocacy and government relations campaigns, and provides business analytics to assist member companies with business decisions.    

The Manager—State Government Relations is responsible for leading State advocacy activities including working jointly with national State-based organizations and/or directly lobbying in the States on policy issues affecting the electro-industry.   The Manager tracks, evaluates, and analyzes proposed legislative and regulatory actions, prepares position papers and reports, and recommends areas for engagement to NEMA members.  The Manager directs all initiatives pertaining to timely incorporation of up-to-date building, energy, and safety codes by States.    

The Manager—State Government Relations reports to the NEMA Vice President of Government Relations.

The position is located in Rosslyn (Arlington), Virginia.  Travel up to approximately 25 percent of the time is required.

Key Responsibilities

I.   Accountable for managing outcome-based advocacy efforts at the State level

  • Develop effective communications and media plans that advance state advocacy goals
  • Develop and manage persistent lines of communications with national state-based  organizations and collaborate with Member company representatives and NEMA staff
  • Form and direct coalitions to achieve assigned objectives, including by teaming with other trade associations and/or professional organizations as well as organizing and directing grassroots efforts
  • Represent the association in State-level activities with governors, legislators, regulators, other stakeholders and media 

II.   Lead development and implementation of State-level legislative and regulatory strategies involving Member company representatives from various NEMA Product Sections

III.  Develop criteria for and directly supervise competitively-sourced in-State consultants/lobbyists, with special emphasis on flawless compliance with governing laws, policies and ethics

IV.  Coordinate with NEMA federal government relations staff on crossover federal and state activities such as in energy policy, utility regulation, and technology topics     

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree is required – advanced degree a plus
  • Five or more years of experience in government relations with two or more years working at the State level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of State legislative and regulatory processes to include building code and electrical safety matters
  • Knowledge of electric energy/utility and manufacturing challenges and opportunities within the States   
  • Strong relationship builder with executive presence who can use policy-making and regulatory processes to meet goals – trade association experience desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to persuasively advocate in private and public settings
  • Innovative thinker and leader who is individually proactive and outcome-oriented as well as a team builder/player
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, multidiscipline environment with demanding timelines for multiple projects occurring simultaneously

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=13165631.

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.

Manager – MITA Communications & Operations

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturer's Association, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise some 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology.

The Manager - MITA Communications and Operations leads the communications efforts to MITA Member companies, with external stakeholders – including patient advocacy groups – and policy makers. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all communications strongly align with, and advance the purpose of, MITA goals and for maintaining all public-facing communications (e.g. MITA website, Twitter, Facebook, etc). The Manager is  accountable for shaping and managing the public relations and digital media strategies, as informed by both Member companies and outside public relations firm(s) if applicable, the contract for which the incumbent supervises. The position manages MITA staff rapid response to media inquiries, tracks all proactive public relations activities, collaborates with stakeholders on new strategies to reach target audiences, and ensures all activities remain within budget.

The operations role oversees the smooth daily operation of the Division and specifically acts as the assistant to the Executive Director. The incumbent will be required to have a clear understanding of the internal NEMA/MITA processes and ensure that MITA staff is aware of and comply with these processes.

The position reports to the Executive Director of MITA and is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Key Responsibilities – Communications

  • Lead MITA communications to Members and external audiences including organizing the annual report, managing contributions to NEMA's monthly magazine and other periodic and aperiodic media products
  • Identify key audiences relevant to MITA mission and goals; determine best combination of means to reach them; and ways to measure and assess effectiveness of messaging
  • Oversee proactive social media strategy to include approving content for daily Twitter,  Facebook and other posts; email advocacy campaigns; and press releases and opinion pieces by MITA staff, Member company employees and outside influencers
  • Assist Government Relations staff with fact sheets, advocacy talking points and other materials for meetings with Congress and relevant regulatory Agencies; and planning messages and logistics for patient groups' and Member Executives' Washington visits
  • Manage content, function, accuracy and timeliness of MITA website(s)

Key Responsibilities – Operations

  • As Executive Assistant to Executive Director, assist with maintaining schedules, collating necessary background and other meeting material and managing incoming/outgoing communications
  • Actively partner with the Senior Director-Member Services and Value in meeting Member company retention and recruitment goals
  • Coordinate with Manager-NEMA Meeting in managing all MITA local and out-of-state meetings, including booking rooms, flights, hotels, and catering
  • Identify and resolve gaps in MITA support structure and improve workflow processes to optimize team efficiency and effectiveness
  • With Executive Director and NEMA accounting staff, develop and manage MITA budget to include monthly budget updates and projections, invoice processing and required record keeping

Experience and Qualifications

  • Under Graduate degree required – communications specialization strong plus
  • Demonstrated time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously within meet tight timelines
  • Some related work experience – print and electronic media (including social media) strong plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently with minimal direction
  • Experience in budgeting and related records keeping a plus
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented capable of developing measures of effectiveness in communications and work processes
  • Positive attitude and team player who demonstrates professional presence in all settings

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=13135091.

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

Program Manager – Lighting 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 - Lighting Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the Lighting Systems sector. 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.  The position reports to the Sr. Director — Standards Management Directorate. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting the Lighting Systems Division. The incumbent will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.   

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 30 percent time on travel including both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

I.      Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to lighting products and lighting systems for residential, commercial, industrial and outdoor use.

  • Survey 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 so as to enhance use of member products/services

II.     Lead two NEMA Section Technical Committees, three active ANSI Accredited Standards Committees and cross-division technical working groups as assigned.

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; and achieve all assigned plan(s) objectives
  • 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 SDO policies and procedures.

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

IV.   Develop and execute annual committee budgets – including possible supplementary funds additions; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain on or under budgeted thresholds throughout the year.
Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus.  Lighting experience a plus
  • Minimum of 3-5 years full-time experience in related field
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of ANSI standards development processes and policies and standards development experience a plus
  • 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, at all times displaying executive presence
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess an outcomes-based approach
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and effective user of Workspace to organize, track and communicate with member participants

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=13085701 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

EOE/M/F/V/D. 

Executive Director – Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance

The Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA) is the collective voice of medical imaging, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers.  It is engaged principally in advocacy with legislative and regulatory agencies of the government at the federal and state levels and overseas.  MITA also develops performance and other technical standards for medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment, and manages industry data and business analytical programs for member company business decisions.  Since 1936, it has been  a dedicated division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).  It has a governing Board of Directors represented by leaders in the medical imaging, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical industries. 

The Executive Director – Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance is responsible for developing a Board-approved strategy with specific legislative, regulatory, technical and programmatic goals, timelines and outcomes. The Executive Director works closely with government relations and other representatives of member companies via committees and working groups chartered by the MITA Board to craft and effect policies, rules and legislation.  The incumbent oversees six or more product classes (magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, molecular, x-ray and ultrasound  imaging and medical imaging informatics) where technical standards development and other modality-specific activity is undertaken, while overseeing multifaceted advocacy, communication and promotional efforts involving direct reports and consultants. 

The position reports directly to the President  & CEO of NEMA and is a member of the NEMA Senior Management Team.  The Executive Director leads and manages the work of eleven assigned staff, collaborates with other NEMA staff, and oversees the division budget.

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

Key Responsibilities

I.  Creates and executes a MITA strategy that encompasses all aspects of advocacy, communication, standards development and business analytics in close collaboration with the MITA Board and their designated representatives. 

  • Establish effective lines of communications with member company government relations staff, and others as designated, in order to actively, continuously and transparently collaborate in developing plans to achieve strategic ends.
  • Enlist via competitive solicitations support from outside experts in the above areas as may, from time to time, be necessary to achieve goals. 
  • Actively monitor, analyze and report on new developments and trends within all sectors of the covered industries so as to offer business and technical value to member companies.

II.  Build effective, enduring lines of communications with relevant domestic and international regulatory agency officials (such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); federal and state legislators; member company executives and employees; other associations and professional societies that are engaged on issues that MITA's member companies are engaged in; and work with NEMA staff at all levels.

  • Write and/or have written, reports, papers and print media articles; present in person and in media the industries' positions, including before legislators and regulators at home and abroad; and ensure representation on important domestic and international committees and working groups necessary to further the objectives of MITA.

III.  Lead, manage, develop and evaluate all assigned staff and keep NEMA President and MITA Board regularly informed

  • In collaboration with NEMA, utilize established hiring, incentive and evaluation processes
  • Require and approve detailed outcome-based staff work plans for significant undertakings while also allowing sufficient freedom of action in accomplishing plans
  • Adhere to NEMA Senior Management Team reporting criteria and utilize as basis for informing both the MITA Board and NEMA's Board, to include regular assessments of progress against plan milestones and challenges encountered.

IV.  Develop MITA's annual budget and execute within targets; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from assigned responsibilities; meet or exceed all member company retention and new member recruiting goals.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional accomplishment in government relations and/or government service with specific experience in medical policy and regulation; advanced degree and/or professional credentials as well as familiarity with areas covered by MITA scope are considered strong pluses.
  • Substantial personal experience working with/for Members of Congress and professional and personal Congressional staff; proven track record of achieving results in/with trade associations
  • Specific knowledge of and experience with medical insurance coverage and reimbursement issues – principally within CMS; as well as FDA review/evaluation and approval process for medical devices and radiopharmaceuticals; and knowledge of federal healthcare law as it applies to MITA member products
  • Proven ability to build, lead or influentially participate in collaborative teams involving professionals from a variety of occasionally competing entities in order to achieve defined goals within demanding timelines
  • Experience/success in proactive public relations and demonstrated ability to devise public policy campaigns including collaborations with clinicians, patient groups, outside influencers and other associations/professional societies
  • Deep understanding of clinical, technical and economic evidence gathering and analysis as well as ability to translate into cogent persuasive documents and presentations.
  • Strong business acumen and well developed budget formulation and execution, to include ability to manage and evaluate vendors within a competitive solicitation model; strong strategic planning and project planning skills essential
  • Proven leader able to inspire, develop, motivate and hold accountable for outcomes all assigned staff
  • Demonstrated communication ability to clearly and convincingly write, speak and represent while showing executive presence in all settings

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=13064441

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

Manager—Standards Publication and Marketing

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.

The Manager—Standards Publication and Marketing edits and publishes electroindustry standards per NEMA guidelines, and oversees their marketing and sales. The incumbent will improve customer relations with existing and potential clients by developing proactive strategies that increase sales revenue and promote NEMA as a standards developing organization (SDO). This position involves technical editing, desktop publishing, vendor relations, publicizing published documents, compiling an annual catalog, maintaining databases and websites, tracking sales revenue, and establishing relationships with other SDOs. The Manager—Standards Publication and Marketing represents NEMA as a major SDO in an active and technically astute community that includes national and international associations. 

The position reports to the Senior Director—Communications and Marketing. The incumbent will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.  

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia, and may include up to 10 percent time on travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Be accountable for editing, publishing, and maintaining print and electronic libraries of electroindustry standards
  • Track standards through all stages of editing and publication
  • Edit and format documents with highest attention to technical precision; format tables, charts, and graphs; edit grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Compile and edit the annual catalog and product guide
  • Write and disseminate notices related to publication
  • Manage copyrights and reprint processes
II. Be accountable for the marketing program through which electroindustry standards are advertised and sold using a multi-vendor model 
  • Direct vendors in publishing and promoting documents
  • Assist and drafting requests for proposals and evaluating responses
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other SDOs
  • Participate in  programs designed to enhance publication and sale of standards
  • Deepen relationships with existing customers and cultivate new ones
III. Be accountable for tracking publication sales and forecasting revenue
  • Work with vendors to accrue monthly, quarterly, and annual sales figures
  • Use sales and royalty data to create performance metrics
  • Analyze sales results
  • Forecast annual sales
  • Assist with other communications responsibilities as may be required

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years full-time experience in related field of editing, technical writing (XML formatting preferred), desktop publishing, and marketing
  • Knowledge of industry standards processes a strong plus
  • Ability to develop performance metrics and analyze sales statistics
  • Ability to work independently and execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Demonstrate leadership in results-oriented environment
  • Demonstrate good customer service skills
  • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical individuals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude, and be a team player

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.

Three individually written samples and one or more individually created marketing or similar plans are required with application. Interested individuals may apply at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12819331.

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.

Senior Sales Representative – EDI

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Job Function: The Senior Sales Representative – Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is responsible for lead generation and prospecting, opportunity assessment and qualified solution selection, and the proposal and closing phases of the EDI sales process. This position will also be responsible for driving new business through consultative selling into new accounts and new markets. The Senior Sales Representative – EDI will be fully accountable for overall customer revenue, transaction growth, and business retention and customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities: The Senior Sales Representative – EDI will:

  • Work with Account Management to follow through on closed accounts to ensure satisfactory implementation over a 60 – 90 day period.
  • Prepare accurate and thorough sales activity reports (pipeline), forecast reports, and expense tracking.
  • Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
  • Actively pursue in-depth product and service knowledge and acquire deeper selling, technical, and financial skills.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of the business (all product and service departments) and of company sales policies and procedures, and ensure knowledge of, and adherence to, those policies.
  • Meet or exceed sales solicitation call goals as assigned by the EVP, Sales & Marketing.
  • Invite prospects to industry events or to IDEA HQ for sales briefings.
  • Assist in implementing special promotions, and be proactive in development of such programs.
  • Grow and maintain IDEA's image as a leader in the business-to-business eCommerce arena.

Education and Experience:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office.
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience.
  • Knowledgeable about EDI interpreter tools (e.g. Gentran).

Additional Requirements:

  • Displays adaptability, depth and breadth of successful sales experience
  • Experience selling technology services, selling to various sized accounts, and selling to the "technophobic."
  • Demonstrates significant experience or proven ability to negotiate with, and sell to, top corporate and senior decision makers

If you are interested in, and qualify for, this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to Mike Wentz, EVP, Sales & Marketing, at mwentz@idea4industry.com.

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.

Software Developer

The Software Developer will work in an enthusiastic and progressive team setting for IDEA, an industry leader in the Electrical Wholesale channel, supporting a large and dedicated customer base. The Software Developer will be responsible for day-to-day programming, development, maintenance, and troubleshooting within IDEA's core customer-facing web applications. This person must be able to function with minimal supervision and regularly operate under deadlines. This full-time employee will work at the company headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Department: Information Technology

Reports to: IT Manager

Core Values: The following core operating values describe part of the organizational culture at IDEA and the public image that IDEA aims to hold itself accountable to and project to its customers in the way it conducts business. 

  • Customers First 
  • Business-to-Business Learning and Information Sharing 
  • Power in Standard, Accurate and Reliable Information 
  • User-Friendly Technology with Emphasis on Ease-Of-Use

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily programming, development, maintenance, monitoring, performance analysis, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and user assistance required of existing web applications and databases
  • Participate in Information Technology projects as a programmer analyst from inception through the daily maintenance phase of a project
  • Provide input for new and existing projects and interface with all levels of business to define and transform requirements into high-quality technical solutions
  • Make recommendations for future upgrades to IDEA's IT infrastructure
  • Assist IT Manager as needed on special internal software development projects
  • Other projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Three years experience developing ASP.NET applications using C#
  • Good understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and browser compatibility issues
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries and maintain SQL 2008 database tables and connectivity
  • Bachelor in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field preferred
  • SQL Reporting Services experience preferred
  • Source control/Microsoft Team Foundation Server experience preferred
  • VB.NET experience preferred
  • Scrum methodology experience preferred
  • DevExpress experience preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to interact with individuals at different levels within the company
  • Self-driven team player with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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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