The board of Midstate Electric Cooperative is searching for their next executive leader that demonstrates a strategic vision that focuses on the future needs of the cooperative. In addition, the General Manager directs the daily operations and administration of the Cooperative and will advise the Board of Directors and make recommendations on objectives, plans, policies, and programs in all areas which are vital to the existence and growth of the Cooperative. The General Manager ensures efficient and cost-effective operations by guiding and coordinating the performance of the management team. They must regularly collaborate with the management team to ensure MEC provides high-quality member service while meeting its member-owners’ needs. This position serves as the Cooperative’s principal spokesperson, representative, and negotiator. The GM may participate in efforts that contribute to our area’s economic and industrial development. This position provides leadership to the MEC management team while ensuring the safe, and effective use of personnel, equipment, and contractors. The General Manager sets and enforces a high standard for performance, professionalism, integrity, and business ethics.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or an appropriate field. The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years combined electric utility experience with at least 5 years in a senior management position.
Must understand the relationship between the Board of Directors and the General Manager, and between the Cooperative and its member-owners.
Must have broad electrical utility knowledge and experience of electric utility management, including distribution, substation, transmission system operation, utility finances, accounting, budgeting, and wholesale power purchasing.
Highly ethical, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and/or with limited direction, as well as cooperatively in a team environment, while consistently demonstrating professional collaborative, respectful and productive work habits. Must also possess a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to lead individuals to perform successfully as a team, adapt to rapidly changing and evolving environments, and achieve successful outcomes while balancing competing interests and priorities.
Demonstrated skill and competence incorporating strategic planning concepts and strategic uses of information technology in obtaining key business objectives/results.
General knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws as they relate to this position.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with the Board of Directors, employees, members, vendors, contractors, and other diverse audiences while providing outstanding customer service.
Understands the impacts of internal and external political dynamics.
Interest in being involved in and part of the communities that MEC serves.
Valid driver’s license.
Must live within 20 miles of MEC headquarters. Must demonstrate strong initiative, the frequent and consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in the performance of all managerial duties, oversees the development and recommends to the board long-term capital plans, manages the development of the annual revenue budget, determines operating financial forecasts and cash requirements for present and future needs, represents MEC in matters relating to wholesale power supply, maintains an understanding of external issues and processes that affect power supply, and to structure the organization of the cooperative and articulate the role and accountabilities of each department. Appreciation of the cooperative business model is preferred. Salary/exempt position.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and list of 3 references by March 1st. via the careers page at electric.coop.
If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Taylor, Director of Executive Search- NRECA at email@example.com