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Industry Director-Commercial Products Division

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

Industry Director–Commercial Products Division will provide leadership to expand NEMA

capabilities and services in this evolving sector.  The incumbent manages existing and future Sections in areas such as ground fault protection, low voltage surge protection, wiring devices, enclosures and other building electrical products.  The incumbent will assess the current state of building electrical products, evaluate potential future developments and create Section and cross-cutting action plans.

The position reports to the Senior Director – Section Management and will work in a matrixed organization providing direction to efforts that encompasses both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute) and international standards including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).  In addition, the incumbent will coordinate work in government relations, communications and business information services.  The incumbent will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.

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

Key Responsibilities

I. Serve as the subject matter expert on building electrical products and provide vertical and horizontal leadership.  Create strategy for electrical products used in building and direct participation in this broad area across industry and governments.  Oversee any assigned personnel.

II. Be accountable for and manage several NEMA Sections as well as related special interest areas

  • Grow and mature assigned Sections by enhancing current and creating new offerings
  • Accomplish Sections assigned objectives in an effective, timely and cost-efficient manner
  • Provide excellent customer service to retain existing members while proactively cultivating new NEMA members
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices

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

IV. Develop and execute annual 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. 

V.  Represent NEMA and assigned industry sector(s) by writing papers and reports, presenting materials at national and international meetings/conferences and serving on various committees to further NEMA objectives.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical area required; advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum of seven to ten years full-time experience in related field
  • Knowledge of technical standards development process strongly desired
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Excellent program management abilities including strong planning, time management, and budgeting skills
  • Proven communication ability to clearly and persuasively write, speak, and represent while demonstrating executive presence
  • Ability to quickly, fairly and diplomatically resolve conflicts
  • Must be customer focused and eager to take on new challenges
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience using online collaboration systems such as Share Point to organize and track documents and communicate with member participants 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=15095481. EOE/M/F/V/D.​


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