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Program Manager – Lighting Products & Systems


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other Standards/technical documents in electrical and medical imaging industries; crafts advocacy campaigns; and provides analysis to assist Member companies with business decisions.

Program Manager – Lighting Products & Systems oversees the national, regional and international technical programs of assigned Sections principally within the Lighting Products & Systems Division.  Corresponding products include LEDs, lighting controls, emergency lighting and fixtures. Program Manager will explore Internet of Things (IoT) functionality within assigned technical programs and be cognizant of both domestic and international (e.g. International Electrotechnical Commission – IEC) Standards. 

The position reports to VP – Operations, takes direction from Industry Director and is located in Rosslyn, Virginia. Up to 30 percent time on travel is possible including international.

Key Responsibilities

I. Manages several technical programs related to corresponding NEMA Division/Sections

  • Support Division-wide optic for technical strategies and project plans to enhance  lighting systems offerings including IoT applications
  • Develop annual budgets and track expenses/work to ensure that technical work is fully completed on schedule
  • Plan logistics and manage meetings in accordance with NEMA procedures

II. Leads development of assigned Technical Committees' original intellectual property (IP) of all types

  • Manage the technical process related to IP/Standards development (particularly ANSI standards), with growing emphasis on IoT applications, including for occasional ad hoc groups
  • Oversee harmonization efforts, especially with Canada and Mexico, leading to development/publication of merged Standards
  • Participate in work of US National Committee Technical Advisory Groups to promote adoption of North America/U.S. point of view into IEC Standards
  • Assist in assessing extent standards; clarifying gaps in this topology (international and national); and identifying opportunities for new standards or related technical work 

III. Builds effective and persistent personal lines of internal/external communication

  • Be sector(s) subject-matter-expert so as to provide authoritative technical information as required to diverse audiences
  • Understand and leverage for success the processes and structure of organizations with which NEMA regularly interacts

IV. Represent NEMA and assigned industry sector(s) by writing papers and presenting at national and international settings and/or by serving on various outside committees

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate technical degree preferred…advanced degree and/or IoT relevant certificate(s)/experience a strong plus
  • Five or more years managing complex programs or systems important…lighting, building systems or connected systems experience a potential differentiator
  • Demonstrated results-oriented leadership and meeting management expertise
  • Proven technical acumen in planning, problem-solving and consensus building
  • Ability to budget for and execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Be a clear and persuasive writer, speaker on technical matters and exhibit executive presence in all settings
  • Familiarization with national/international Standards development processes, National Electrical Code and other relevant codes and/or ability to master quickly
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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 may apply at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7432ce3b-9c91-4d10-b5f9-8b14c0b4bea8&jobId=60737&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001


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