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Senior Program Manager-Connected Systems

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

The Senior Program Manager directs the standards development process for several technologies in assigned Division(s). The Senior Program Manager leads Member companies in conducting an in​dustry-wide assessmen​t of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)) as well as international SDOs such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to Senior Director – Standards Management. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization focused principally on the Connected Systems Division. The incumbent will provide broad oversight of other Program Managers within the Division and 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 and other technical work related to connected systems

  • Surveil/monitor national and international standards environment and trends
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards while systematically looking for standard gaps to fill
  • Lead development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards that enhance use of Member products
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO

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

  • Lead in the areas of connected systems (e.g., distributed generation, microgrids, energy storage, and Internet of Things applications)
  • Understand and exploit via new technical work relationships between devices and different types of networks (IT, Communications, etc.)  
  • Develop annual/situational technical work plans and achieve all assigned goals
  • Plan and manage meetings, prepare minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA Member companies, technical committee participants and key participants in non-NEMA standards activities

  • Provide measurable customer service to retain existing members
  • Identify and proactively recruit new Members that strategically and/or technically strengthen NEMA

IV.  Develop and execute annual plans and budgets – including with possible supplementary funds

  • Oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities
  • Remain at or under budgeted thresholds throughout year

Experience and Qualifications

  • ​Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required
  • Advanced degree with network (IT, Communications) emphasis strong pluses
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC/IETF standards development processes and policies
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • 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 with executive presence, especially "translate" technical matters for non-technical individuals
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA and Divisional goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges and evince a positive attitude
  • 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=15212621. Veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.


Senior Economist

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its Members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist Member companies with business decisions.

The Senior Economist will have leading and planning roles in all aspects of the association's economic analysis activities, policy analysis, and market research and will report to the Vice President and Chief Economist. Emphasis will be on the analysis of U.S. and global economic factors affecting electroindustry market conditions and product demand. The incumbent will also lead consulting projects involving quantitative modelling of product and business demands and prepare proposals for new analysis activities. This is a unique career opportunity with excellent potential for growth for an individual with creative and entrepreneurial skills coupled with a keen customer focus.

Key Responsibilities:

!.   Lead economic modeling and forecasting activities
  • Produce monthly macroeconomic and industry forecasts using vendor-supplied U.S. economic model
  • Prepare presentations for the Vice President and Chief Economist and for own delivery
  • Deliver economic outlook presentations at Member meetings and industry events
  • Oversee a portfolio of industry product-demand-forecasting projects
  • Oversee analyses of global economic trends affecting the industry

II.  Expand and enhance business information offerings

  • Anticipate Member companies' evolving information needs
  • Develop ideas for new research projects and analytical activities
  • Prepare and successfully market proposals to prospective clients
  •  Manage consultants responsible for outsourced projects
  • Conceive, market, and execute bespoke business scenario models for specific sectors and/or companies

III. Provide economic/market data information to a variety of constituents

  • Respond to Member economic/market information queries
  • Develop information sharing relationships with other associations and entities that service the industry

IV.  General Duties

  • Oversee the association's monthly business conditions survey of senior executives
  • Contribute to the association's magazine, market intelligence portal and other channels
  • Contribute to multifunctional staff teams organized to address strategic initiatives and other association goals and objectives

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in economics, doctorate a definite differentiation
  • Five or more years' experience developing industry demand forecast models in a consulting, trade association, or corporate environment a plus
  • Strong quantitative background including econometrics and specialized software applications such as EViews
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and exhibits executive presence
  • Quick learner and able to grasp essentials of electrical and medical imaging industry challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines across divergent subject matter areas
  • Ability to perform thorough self-review of work product to ensure accuracy
  • Entrepreneurial and eager to create new value-added offerings and advance
  • Able to lead, follow and be a team member as situations require

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=15305941. Veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.


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