The Vice President of Subsidiary Operations directs and manages all activities of the fiber to the home subsidiary. The VP of Subsidiary Operations establishes operating procedures and ensures the success of the enterprise within the prescribed responsibilities and authority of the position by creating and maintaining financial soundness and profitability while ensuring optimum service to subscribers.
Responsibilities & Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for hiring and managing employees, preparing reports, establishing budgets, comparing and analyzing options, reviewing and executing vendor contracts, maintaining public relations, marketing services and managing assets.
Researches new and emerging technologies to further goals of NEXT. Evaluates new business opportunities and recommends new services to the CEO.
Ensures operations comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. In addition, represents NEXT with regulatory agencies, legislative bodies and industry associations.
Promotes and maintains a safe working environment, observes all safety rules, and supports the cooperative’s mission, core values and vision in carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
Supports and keeps abreast of bylaws, guidelines, policies/procedures and philosophies of the parent cooperative in an effort to effectively serve and support cooperative members and subsidiary subscribers.
Plans, directs, and oversees all lines of broadband business. Additionally, establishes and implements goals within guidelines established by the CEO.
Works collaboratively with NEXT and NAEC personnel to ensure overall success of the subsidiary and parent organization.
Implements and operates the fiber to the home network within the financial projections and budget approved by the CEO and board of directors. If modifications are required, develops budget/plan amendments with financial analysis for CEO and board approval.
Performs other duties as assigned in order to fulfill the objectives of NEXT.
Requires sitting to complete work with a computer and telephone. Walking and standing are required, as well as occasional lifting and/or carrying various equipment up to 30 pounds. Visual acuity is essential.
Irregular hours may be required. Occasional travel for training or various errands as needed to complete the responsibilities of the position.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field with five to seven years of industry and leadership experience required.
Courses in Network Administration; Microsoft, Linux and Cisco preferred.
Advanced knowledge of networking technology required.
Proven ability to plan and organize to meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail required.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with demonstrated problem solving abilities required.
Thorough understanding of financial statements required.
Must have strong leadership skills as demonstrated by effectively driving results through others while motivating and developing employees.
A strong set of communication and interpersonal skills that are effective across all levels of the organization as well with stakeholders outside of NEXT, such as subscribers, members, regulators, vendors, etc.
Must have proven track record of building a culture of teamwork, collaboration and service excellence.
Ability to successfully influence others in order to achieve a desired outcome required.
Reports to: CEO, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative (parent cooperative)
Directs: Outside Plant Manager, Business Development Manager, Broadband Operations Manager and others as assigned
Regularly confers with NEXT and NAEC employees and works collaboratively with other departments within the parent cooperative to achieve objectives.
Maintains great relations with vendors, contractors, subscribers, members, and the general public in carrying out the responsibilities of this position while maintaining the integrity of NEXT and NAEC.
The Vice President of Subsidiary Operations is an exempt position.
NEXT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment is at-will.
Additional Salary Information: We offer an excellent benefit package and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available.
Internal Number: NEXT1
About NEXT, Powered by NAEC
North Arkansas Electric Cooperative was incorporated in 1939 and just one year later, on June 6th of 1940, energized its first line. As an electric cooperative, NAEC is a private independent electric utility incorporated under the laws of Arkansas. We are owned by the members we serve and governed by a nine member board of directors elected from the membership, which sets policies and procedures that are implemented by the cooperative's professional staff. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is one of seventeen distribution cooperatives located in Arkansas. Ranked 5th in the state, NAEC serves approximately 36,000 member accounts in Northern Arkansas. With over 4,500 miles of power line and 27 different substation sites, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative provides electric service in parts of eight counties. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Salem, Arkansas and operates two other full service offices located in Ash Flat and Mountain Home.
NAEC is now bringing the next greatest thing since electricity to its members in north central Arkansas - fiber optic-based internet, telephone and television services through our wholly owned subsidiary, NEXT, Powered ...by NAEC. Through the creation of NEXT, NAEC has evolved from simply providing for its members’ basic needs of electricity to being a full-service provider of the most advanced broadband internet, telephone and television services available. Once the system-wide fiber network is complete, all NAEC members will have access to cutting-edge technologies and top-quality services.