The General Manager of Broadband leads and has full responsibility for the direction and activities and implementation of the Cooperative’s fiber to the home subsidiary. The General Manager of Broadband determines objectives and establishes operating procedures to create and maintain financial soundness and profitability while ensuring optimum service to subscribers. Serves as a liaison and executive level contact for the broadband subscribers, vendors, community, and regulatory agencies. Actively keeps informed of community broadband initiatives and communicates with community leaders about the Cooperative’s broadband project.
Directs and is accountable for the daily operations and activities of the Cooperative’s fiber subsidiary through delegations to those under their supervision. Directs personnel as assigned ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and commitments are accomplished in accordance with established standards. Reviews the accomplishments of the subsidiary and prepares monthly reports for management and the Board of Trustees on the activities of the department.
Researches new and emerging technologies to further goals of the subsidiary. Evaluates new business and expansion opportunities and recommends new services to the CEO.
Plans, directs, and oversees all lines of broadband business.
Prepares an Annual Work Plan and estimated required budget for the subsidiary. Evaluates the effectiveness and the accomplishments of overall functions and objectives of the subsidiary with the goal of maximizing the efficiency.
Implements and operates the FTTH network within the financial projections and budget approved by the board of directors. If modifications are required, develops budget/plan amendments with financial analysis for CEO and board approval.
Establishes and implements goals within guidelines established by the CEO.
Ensures operations comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Represents the company with regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, and industry associations.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, IT, Engineering, or related field required.
5 years in senior business management role.
Practical experience in managing or directing a technology related business required. Must demonstrate knowledge of networking technologies, preferred, such as: LAN/WAN; routing, switches, telephony, and security devices – ISO; VoIP; IPTV technologies; and fiber optic technologies.
Work experience may be substituted for the education requirement as well as additional education may be substituted for work experience.
Broad experience in a Cooperative or service business with varied responsibilities highly desired.
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
Language Ability – Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization in a diverse range of audiences and settings.
Reasoning Ability – Assesses operational, program, staffing, and fiscal needs; interpreting legal documents and government regulations, evaluating fiscal and financial reports, forms, and data.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment and competing demands; changes method to best fit situation; handles multiple projects simultaneously.
Professionalism - Maintains confidentiality with tact and diplomacy; carries out a variety of tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; possess and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of business principles and practices.
Dependability - Timely and accurately performs essential duties. Ensures all business functions are operational.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; accepts increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed; performs duties and meets needs of subsidiary with minimal direct supervision.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; understands the concept of providing quality services to members and customers and maintain a continuing commitment to superior customer service.
Lateral Service - Develop and maintain positive relationships, ability to balance work schedules and demands, provide and accept feedback, seek to resolve conflict through communication and collaboration. Builds and leads a team successfully. Must be able to resolve administrative problems and effectively delegate duties to achieve results.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully using strong analytical and critical thinking skills; uses reason when developing solutions; a wide degree of creativity and flexibility is expected; works well in group problem solving situations.
Complete job description may be provided upon request.
Applicants needing accommodation of a paper application may contact Kendi Cox, 405-230-1455.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
About Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative. Inc.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative is building a team for a transformation in utility operations. We are on the move to support evolving member/customer needs, embrace grid automation, enhanced communications and positioning for significant economic growth in the areas East of Oklahoma City.
Our people are passionate about putting members first and are committed to service excellence in under-served areas. Ideal candidates continually challenge the status quo and raise the level of service through process improvements and technical innovation.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative provides metropolitan services and jobs to our rural communities. Our continuing commitment to community and charitable outreach is a testament to our deep investment in the communities we serve.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative serves approximately 24,000 meters and 19,000 members in 10 Oklahoma counties. CVEC is consistently in the top 5 lowest cost power providers in Oklahoma. We provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our members with conservative financial practices and sound infrastructure investments.