Job Posting - Northwest Alabama Gas District

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Executive Role - General Manager Our client, Northwest Alabama Gas District (NWAGD), a provider of natural gas to more than 15,000 customers from northern Tuscaloosa County to southern Colbert County including Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Winston, Franklin, and Lawrence Counties in Alabama, is seeking an experienced individual to lead the company. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager will provide executive leadership for the organization. While providing exceptional leadership to the team members of the company, the selected individual will ensure that the company provides exemplary service to their existing customers; maintains their facilities and distribution lines in excellent & safe working condition; and that construction of new facilities or lines anticipates demand, is completed on time/on budget, and is of the highest quality. Headquartered in the city of Hamilton, the Northwest Alabama Gas District is a municipally owned natural gas utility company organized under the laws of the State of Alabama. It was incorporated in 1952 and has been in operation since 1955. The District serves approximately 15,000 customers in eight counties, including customers in its six municipalities of Guin, Hamilton, Hackleburg, Haleyville, Sulligent, and Winfield. Its facilities include over 1,200 miles of main distribution. In addition NWAGD maintains an interest in the East Detroit/Freebird storage facility, which has 11,000,000 Mcf of capacity. The Freebird facility is located on the Tennessee 500 line, a major natural gas transportation pipeline from the Gulf Coast supply basins to the Northeastern US markets. The facility provides gas storage services for natural gas distribution companies, power generators, natural gas marketers and producers. Key Responsibilities: • Operations Evaluating current operations and create plans for future successful operations, initiating changes where needed • Construction • Maintenance • Meter reading • Measurement • Customer Service • Mapping • Financial Evaluate profitability and be focused on company directives for future profits and growth • Assess and manage capital budget and expenditures • Accounting & Financial reporting • Gas purchasing & hedge management • Procurement / Vendor selection & management • Set individual and team objectives based upon overall business objectives. • Define and provide measurable goals and objectives for the team to maintain optimal performance and achieve company objectives. • Responsible for hiring, performance appraisals, employee issues and planning of additional resources when needed. • Prepare staff reviews and resolve personnel issues when required. • Current Supervisory Responsibilities 45 Total Direct & Indirect reports. • Propelling Revenue Growth, Marketing, and Public Relations Create & Execute broad-scale plans to growing residential revenue through expanding service / service area to unserved or underserved customers. • Create & Execute Marketing and Economic Development plans and activities to grow commercial revenue . Qualifications: • Natural gas distribution industry experience is required • Financial management experience required • Excellent people leadership skills are necessary • Customer Service Business to Business & Business to Consumer experience is a must • Marketing & Public Relations skills and experience are important • Economic Development leveraging government (public) and private resources (trade associations, other businesses, etc.), grants, etc. to attract business customers and financing to extend service to unserved markets • Reports to Board of Directors must be able to manage multiple reporting relationships with Executive capabilities, business savvy, and tact • Experience performing successfully in a Government/Political environment managing differing goals of varying constituencies • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related field • 5+ years of experience in a senior level managerial capacity • Excellent knowledge of the natural gas industry to include: o Customer Service o Marketing/Economic and industrial development o Finance, Budgeting and Rate Design o Operations o Gas Purchasing and Hedge Management o Legislative and Regulatory Functions • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Proven success with revenue goals, metrics and deliverables. • Impeccable Professionalism and strong Marketing skills. Please send resumes and profiles to for consideration.

Experis is an equal opportunity employer (EOE/AA)