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Program Manager – Utility & Building Systems

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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 – Utility & Building Systems oversees the national, regional and international technical programs of assigned Sections principally within the Utility & Building Systems Divisions.  Corresponding products include various electro-technical devices and controls common to power utilities and/or buildings. The 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(s) 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(s)/Sections

  • Support Division(s)-wide optic for technical strategies and project plans to enhance  utility and building Sections' 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 Sections' original intellectual property (IP) of all types

  • Manage the technical process related to IP/Standards development, 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 

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
  • 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) a strong plus
  • Five or more years of practical experience managing complex, connected systems important…utility and/or building 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/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=nema&jobId=39445&lang=en_US&source=CC3.

EOE/M/F/V/D. 


Manager – Meetings and Event Planning

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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.

This position directs and manages meetings and special events for all on-site and off-site national and international meetings, conferences and special events with special emphasis on budgeting and quality. 

This position reports directly to the Senior Director, Member Services and Value.  The incumbent will work in a matrixed –organization and from time to time, be tasked with special projects.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include 20% travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Plan and execute annual membership meeting

  • Effectively negotiate terms and conditions with venue(s) and partners to meet event goals at appropriate expense
  • Handle all aspects of on/off site event planning including logistics, staff and vendor oversight, registration management, event production, food and beverage, speaker engagement and other operational matters
  • Establish and manage annual meeting budget and provide direction to business units with regard to event decisions

II. Plan meetings and other special events in conjunction with Divisions/Sections etc.

  • Coordinate with Industry Directors /Program Managers for site and venue selection based on understanding of meeting/event purpose
  • Solicit bids from venues, negotiate terms and conditions to ensure that all contract requirements are met and bills paid in timely fashion
  • Manage event services such as room blocks, transportation, rooms set-up, billing and food service

III. Plan meetings and other events for Board of Governors

  • Coordinate with President/CEO Executive Assistant
  • Manage services, room blocks, transportation, food service
  • Evaluate vendor performance and ensure bills are timely paid

IV. Manage NEMA Conference Center contracting

  • Manage advertising scheduling and contract execution of Conference Center meetings for outside organizations
  • Solicit new business and coordinate all meeting logistics

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree desired; experience with hotel industry a strong plus
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time experience in related field preferred
  • Certification in hospitality/ event management desired
  • Excellent project management, organizational and budgeting abilities
  • Proven "hands-on" meeting experience including large multi-day events
  • Analytical, contracting and negotiating skills
  • Highly customer-focused and possess executive presence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously, alone and/or part of team
  • Open minded, collaborative and inclusive
  • 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://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=nema&jobId=43288&lang=en_US&source=CC2

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


Industry Director- Lighting Systems Division

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

Industry Director- Lighting Systems Division will assess the current state of lighting systems and products, evaluate potential future developments especially those arising from the Internet of Things (IoT), create strategic plans for the Division product areas and achieve the goals of those plans.. The incumbent will provide leadership to expand NEMA capabilities in and services to the lighting industry with increased emphasis on the convergence of information technology and lighting.

The Industry Director will work in a matrixed organization providing direction to efforts that encompass 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 Division work provided by Government Relations, Business Information Services, and Communications Departments. 

The position reports to the Vice President of Operations and 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

Serve as the subject matter expert on lighting systems and products and sharpen NEMA focus on IoT

I.   Lead and manage the Division and its Sections

  • Enhance a Divison-wide optic and collaboration among Sections and contributing outside entities
  • 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

II.  Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, US government agencies; and international regulatory bodies.

  • Be sector subject-matter-expert for impactful decision makers and influencers so they listen to/act on NEMA recommendations
  • Understand and leverage for success the processes and structure of organizations with which NEMA regularly interacts  

III.  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.

IV.  Represent NEMA and assigned industry sector(s) by writing papers and reports, presenting materials at national and international settings and serving on various committees

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree and/or technical degree with IoT relevance a strong plus.
  • Seven or more years full-time experience in related fields including IoT and/or systems controls
  • Knowledge of technical standards development process strongly desired
  • Demonstrated results-oriented leadership expertise
  • Excellent program management abilities including strong planning, time management, and budgeting skills
  • Proven ability to clearly and persuasively write, speak, and represent while demonstrating executive presence
  • Ability to quickly, fairly and diplomatically drive collaborative groups to agreed positions and resolve conflicts as they arise
  • Customer focused entrepreneurial and eager to take on new challenges
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience using online collaboration systems 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://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=nema&jobId=50681&lang=en_US&source=CC3

EOE/M/FN/D.


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