Category Manager- Any SNC Site

Baxley, GA

SCM Category Manager

This position will be located or Birmingham, AL or Any SNC Location .


This position works within the Supply Chain Management organization to support the Nuclear Business Unit to maximize the value that is delivered using a category management framework. The role collaborates with senior internal stakeholders, supply chain teams, and suppliers to use continuous improvement techniques to improve internal Business Unit and supply chain outcomes. The role ensures Supply Chain Management is perceived as a positive, significant, value-adding partner to the business by providing solutions to business and operational supply chain challenges, improving processes to reduce total costs of ownership, and maintaining a strategic approach to procurement and supply management. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, Finance, or other relevant technical discipline preferred 

  • Education or experience in contracts 

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is a plus 

  • Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) or Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM) is a plus


  • 3-5 years of competitive bidding/sourcing experience

  • Project management experience is a plus 

  • Preferred: Demonstrated leadership with strategic partnerships

  • Previous category management experience a plus

  • Experience working within nuclear industry is a plus

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of supply markets and purchasing principles 

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of contract terminology 

  • Facilitation skills 

  • Proven negotiation skills  

  • Excellent project management 

  • Strong skill in use of Microsoft Office 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of SCM 

  • Financial acumen and demonstrated aptitude in analytics


  • Develops and executes category plans that identify opportunities for operational efficiencies, drive cost savings, manage risk, improve safety, drive innovation, and ensure the continuous development of categories managed.  

  • Supervises, plans, manages, and assumes complete responsibility for all activities and processes associated with the categories assigned, potential categories include major engineered equipment such as pumps, motors, and valves, or other assigned categories. Developing category profiles; conducting market research to identify new suppliers, to predict stresses on the supply base, and to manage pricing (e.g., index pricing and volume discounts). 

  • Typically manages between $100M - $300M in annual spend

  • Leads negotiations, oversees all stages of strategic procurement.

  • Helps facilitate supplier performance measurement and collaborates with key suppliers to identify potential areas for improvement.

  • Manages and identifies supplier alliance opportunities. Supports internal utility Business Unit's supplier management efforts.

  • Performs thorough analysis to support the development of category plans, including but not limited to meeting with internal customers to understand their needs, requirements, and plans; determining the impact of joint efforts on supplier KPIs; analyzing historical spend; forecasting future spend based on demand planning; building cost models; calculating total cost of ownership (TCO); creating supplier value.

  • Works with Business Unit clients to develop and manage tools necessary to track supplier performance (ex: scorecards).

  • Communicates supplier performance metrics to relevant stakeholders on a regular basis.

  • Interfaces with all levels of Supply Chain Management and Business Unit clients, including senior management.

  • Leads and participates in cross-functional teams, including representatives from Business Unit clients, Supplier Diversity, Risk Management, and/or Legal.

  • Creates and implements development plans for suppliers who do not meet performance standards and resolves conflict between suppliers and the company.

  • Contributes as a member to the One SCM Category Management team by leveraging strengths to support fellow team members, sharing lessons learned, and engaging others to help in addressing knowledge or experience gaps


  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record 

  • Dedication to an accident-free work environment with strict adherence to all safety and compliance requirements 

  • Must lead by example and ensure equity and fairness in interactions with others 

  • Must conduct self in a manner that builds trust and confidence with coworkers, contractors,supervisors, and management 

  • Ability to work within a team setting, including the ability to build and motivate a team toward a shared goal 

  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with a strong customer service focus will be expected


  • Partial relocation assistance may be offered for this position.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Southern Nuclear is a leader among the nation’s nuclear energy operators, running six – soon to be eight – units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power. For more than 40 years, the company has operated nuclear energy facilities at the highest levels of safety and reliability, creating carbon-free electricity for millions of homes and businesses.

SNC prioritizes the health and safety of the public and its employees above all else, operating its facilities safely, reliably and affordably for customers and communities while using innovative technologies and practices that enhance performance. This work is enabled by the continuous development, leadership and skills of a high-performing workforce.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 5996

Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear