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Southern Company Buyer – Enterprise Services, Supply Chain Management in Atlanta, Georgia

Buyer – Enterprise Services, Supply Chain Management

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Bu y er I , I I , Sr

JO B SU M M ARY

The Buyer position is responsible for procurement activities supporting category management strategies and business partner requirements for the Technology Organization.  Duties include locating sources of supply, issuing requests for quotes, conducting bidder meetings, analyzing bids and material reorder parameters, creating purchase orders (service and material), negotiating, creating purchase contracts for material purchases, expediting, resolving supplier problems, and other supply chain duties as required.

JO B R E Q U I R E ME N TS

E duc at i o n

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Law, Finance, Supply Chain preferred

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM); Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) is a plus

E x perience

• Experience in inventory management, procurement or contracts preferred

• General knowledge of finance and accounting practices is desired

K n o wled g e a nd S k ills

• Strong knowledge of purchasing and supply chain practices and standards.

• Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code

• Strong knowledge of generation, power delivery and corporate equipment and materials is desired

• Strong knowledge of the Maximo Purchasing System is desired

• Working knowledge of Word, Excel and databases is required

• Strong analytical skills, communication skills and negotiating skills

• Ability to interact with business unit personnel and suppliers

• Ability to handle multiple transactions while under time constraints

• Strict adherence to Procurement Procedures and documentation requirements

• General knowledge of business practices associated with procurement, such as budgeting, traffic/logistics, contracts, engineering, risk management, accounting and legal

K EY JO B R E S PO N S I B I L I T I ES

• Work closely with category managers, contract agents and business partners to best accommodate their supply chain requirements for technology material purchases

• Develop and evaluate proposals for materials and services to determine best purchase alternative and instruments for automated purchasing options

• Issue orders for purchase of goods and services

• Resolve conflicts or discrepancies involving pricing, invoicing, specifications, and contracts 

• Develop and maintain supplier relationships

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Supply Chain

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, United States, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham, Georgia

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2010549

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