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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.

Lead Data Management Specialist

Department: Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Data Services

Reports to:  TBD

Job Function:

The Lead Data Management Specialist 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 Lead Data Management Specialist will be responsible for monitoring and managing the quality of data in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW). This person will work with the Data Management Specialist team, electrical manufacturers, and data suppliers to fully populate the IDW with complete transactional and marketing content and drive continuous improvement of manufacturer data. Must be able to function with minimal supervision and regularly operate under deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead team of Data Management Specialists in handling customers and completing company initiatives and goals.
  • Facilitate communication between upper management and Data Management Specialist Team.
  • Validate data updates, monitor reports and query performance, troubleshoot data issues, and document processes and results.
  • Directly acquire and maintain digital data assets for the IDW.
  • Load manufacturer data to the IDW as required, and monitor results.
  • Set up new customer accounts in the IDW, train customers in data loading/extracting techniques, and write custom maps as required.
  • Suggest, document, and implement tools to automate data analysis and data loading tasks.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Technical proficiency with relational databases and large data structures.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Access, Word, and SQL.
  • Experience with validity checking and developing methods to identify data inconsistency and inaccuracy.
  • Web harvesting experience.
  • Strong analytical, research, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • BA in Computer Science or equivalent 3-5 years related work experience.
  • Management experience preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to interact with individuals at different levels within and outside the company.
  • Self-driven team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with manufacturer data and data categorization schemas.
  • Experience in "Data as a Service."

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

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.

Industry Director – Connected Systems Division

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other 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 – Connected Systems 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 grid modernization, energy storage, micro grids, power electronics, security and the systems at the convergence of electrical, information and telecommunications technology. The incumbent will assess the current state of connected systems, 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 in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 30 percent time on travel including both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

I.    Create NEMA vision and strategy for connected systems and direct participation in this broad area across industry and governments.  Serve as the subject matter expert on connected systems and provide leadership to other staff

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

  • Grow and mature assigned Sections and create additional offerings
  • Ensure accomplishment of Sections' assigned objectives in an effective and cost-efficient manner
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals  

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 industries by writing papers and reports, presenting materials at national and international meetings and conferences and serving on various committees and working group to further the objectives of NEMA.

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=12745101

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

Senior 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 Senior Program Manager - Lighting Systems Standards manages the standards development and other processes for several technologies in the Lighting Systems Division. The incumbent 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 as well as international standards including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to the Director of Standards Management and 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/international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals
  • 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
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC
  • Lead member companies' and NEMA government relations and communication staffs to drive implementation of existing and new standards by appropriate stakeholders

II.     Lead four NEMA Section Technical Committees, active ANSI Accredited Standards Committees and cross-division technical working groups

  • 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 and international SDO policies and procedures 
  • Manage the NEMA UL Lighting Forum and NEMA participation in lighting-related UL Standards Technical Panels

III.    Lead Lighting Systems Division international work as assigned

  • Manage IEC TC34 Lamps and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Group.
  • Serve as secretary of lighting-related Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations in the Americas (CANENA) subcommittees
  • Interface with Canadian Standards Association as required

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

V.    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 7-10 years full-time experience in related field
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • A knowledge of ANSI processes and policies a must/standards development experience required
  • 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 an open mind
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience using online collaboration systems such as Share Point to organize and track documents 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=12648811 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

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

Senior Program Manager – Grid 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 Grid Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the utility grid 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.  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 AVP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting both Utility Products and Grid Connected Systems divisions. 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 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 so as 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' 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; 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 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 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
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of standards development processes and policies highly desired
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC standards organizations and/or standards development process desired
  • 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=12350421

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 Program Manager – Building 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 Building Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the commercial buildings and High Performance Building systems areas. 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 mostly domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)), but may include some international standards.  

The position reports to the AVP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting the Commercial Sector Products division. The incumbent will also support our High Performance Buildings area and 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 domestic and international travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to electrical products and systems in commercial buildings.

  • Surveil and monitor the national 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
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' and NEMA government relations and communication staff to drive and achieve adoption of existing and new standards.

II. Lead NEMA Technical Committees as assigned.

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; achieve objectives for 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 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.

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
  • 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
  • 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=12350311

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

Economist

Department: Business Information Services
Reports To: Deputy Chief Economist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared Date: October 2014

Job Summary:

Major manufacturing trade association located in Arlington, VA, seeks an economist to contribute to forecasting and quantitative analysis projects for an in-house consulting group serving its corporate members.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze U.S. and global economic conditions in key product end-markets.
  • Contribute to the production of the association’s U.S. and global economic and industry outlooks.
  • Manage monthly survey of industry business conditions.
  • Assume responsibility for product specific forecasting projects.
  • Contribute economics and market analysis content for the association’s intelligence portal, magazine, blog, and other channels of distribution.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of economic and electroindustry indicators.
  • Provide economic/market data and information to NEMA members.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong quantitative background, preferably with experience in econometric modelling of product demand.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Experience with statistical and office productivity software (e.g.: EViews, Excel, Access)
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in “big data” analysis a plus.

Education and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree in economics or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in consulting, corporate, or trade association setting.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro station. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11036691 or by fax to (703) 841-3398.

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

 

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