ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) works to promote and expand the use and understanding of composites in a variety of market segments. CGI coordinates the advocacy, communications, education and technical support required for various projects. The Committees of the CGI represent leading composites markets, manufacturing processes or products. Corporate members in each group work together to focus on specific projects to expand markets for composites as they compete against traditional materials. Through the development of (or action on) relevant codes and standards, outreach with the academic community, and promotion to end users, these groups are helping ACMA to grow the composites industry.
The Manager, Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) Committees supports 13 major Committees of the CGI, in addition to subcommittees and task groups of these major committees. The position requires effective coordination with staff and actively engaging member companies to implement strategies that grow key segments of the composites market. Key components of the position include project management of CGI programs and events, and engaging to members and prospects for all segments of the industry including manufacturers, material suppliers, distributors, and equipment suppliers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific CGI activities include but are not limited to:
• Project Management: Works with CGI Committee members and staff to assure that projects developed by the Committees are properly planned, communicated, executed, and completed by their deadlines. This includes effective communication and coordination with staff, association leadership, and members. • Committee Management: Works with the CGI Committee Chairs to schedule meetings, develop agendas, take and distribute meeting minutes, and follow-up on action items. Actively manages membership lists for all Committees, Manages CGI Committee projects including project budgets. • Financial Tracking: Works with the CGI Committee Treasurers to maintain committee operating budgets. Liaison with ACMA’s Director of Finance and ACMA’s VP of Membership to assure that committee membership dues and activity fees are properly collected. • Membership Recruitment: Works with the VP, Composites Growth Initiative, and VP, Market Development, to identify potential members of the Committees. Works with the Membership and Marketing Department to recruit those members to the Committees and the ACMA through target membership campaigns. Develop and maintain target membership lists. • Committee Communications: Effectively communicates the activities of the CGI Committees to the ACMA members and the rest of the composites industry; using e-announcements, the CGI Committees pages on the ACMA website, specific Committee websites, CM Magazine and other modes of communications. • Event Coordinator: Responsible for organizing and executing Committee meetings, workshops, and trade show activities. This includes maintaining vendor relationships to develop contracts on logistical items such as room set up, food and beverage, AV, housing, and other requirements. • Customer Service Provider: Work with the Committee Chairs and Committee members to manage on-going programs and resolve issues. • Website Maintenance: Provide information and support as needed to Associate Director, Web Strategy to maintain Committee end-user websites and web presence on association web platforms. • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities As the manager for all the CGI Committees’ activities and for carrying out the general responsibilities delineated above the Manager, Composites Growth Initiative Committees shall engage in the following roles: • Strong project management skills, including the manage project teams and to manage multiple projects simultaneously, • Effective problem-solving skills. • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours as needed. • Highly effective in engaging industry business and technology leaders via phone and email. • Ability to use software tools effectively including spreadsheets, databases, and web tools. • Ability to interpret, analyze, organize and apply association policies, objectives, and operational requirements. • Travel 15-25%.
•At least 2 years’ experience in trade association, business, academic, or government position working in an outreach, membership, or educational function.
• Prior experience working in a team environment, as well as the ability to work independently and take ownership of projects/tasks.
• Track record of effective project planning and management.
About American Composites Manufacturers Association
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the composites industry’s largest trade group in the world.Composites are products that:* improve fuel efficiency in cars, trucks, RVs and trains* make underground tanks that don’t leak* build bridges that don’t rust* turn wind into electric power* clean emissions in coal plants* transport ethanol* protect our troops* enable the disabled* create recreational, artistic and architectural options that make life more enjoyableThe American composites industry is made up of approximately 3,000 companies. In the U.S. it employs more than a half-million people in all 50 states and generates almost $70 billion in revenues annually.ACMA provides a forum for members of the composites industry to come together to develop shared market opportunities and deal with common challenges. It is recognized as an unmatched source of up-to-date information about the composites industry as well as the premier provider of educational resources relating to the field.ACMA advocates for the interests of the composites community, proactively and positively affecting regulatory and legislative outcomes on a wide range of policy issues, including energy... and environment, worker health/safety, trade policy and job creation. ACMA works to develop and expand markets for composite products in the U.S. and around the globe.Your Voice. Your Resource. Your Association.