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Southern Company SIPS Specialist I or Senior in Naperville, Illinois

SIPS Specialist I or Senior



This position is in Supply Chain Management under the Supplier Sustainability & Inclusive Growth (SSIG) and Governance section. This position is responsible for supporting the daily operations and the business solutions necessary for the successful management of the supplier master database SMART by GEP as well as support Southern Companies procure to pay process in adherence with departmental guidelines and audit controls. This position is a high-volume transaction role.

This position may be filled as SIPS Specialist I (SCO – 02) or Senior (SCO – 03). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.



  • College degree or actively pursuing college degree preferred


  • 1 to 2 years work experience in a utility or other professional business setting is desired.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Customer service oriented

  • Knowledge of supply chain business processes

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong time management abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office programs to include Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information

  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail are essential

  • Ability to work independently


  • Subject matter expert for SMART by GEP, Oracle, Maximo, business processes, data, workflow.

  • Maintain the supplier master database within the Accounting and Supply Chain systems: process requests to add, change, or inactivate suppliers based on requests and using established processes and procedures

  • Analyze data to identify problematic areas and suggest improvements.

  • Audit data on a regular basis to ensure data integrity according to requirements established through internal controls.

  • Ensure supplier’s information is compliant with Supply Chain’s objectives.

  • Perform monthly diversity reconciliation.

  • Manage workflows and keep records current.

  • Resolve electronic source file errors.

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Define data elements and establish policies and procedures.

  • Train staff and business units as necessary on data operational activities.

  • Establish and foster relationships with essential workgroups.

  • Knowledge of the 1099, B-Notice, and tax reporting processes.

  • Research the IRS database for Tax Identification Number (TIN) matching and 1099 reporting verification.

  • Participate on special projects as needed.

Other Attributes

  • Independent innovative thinker.

  • Self-Motivated

  • Detail Oriented

  • Decisiveness

  • Team Player

  • Customer Focused

  • Leadership


  • Demonstrate Our Values:

  • Safety First - We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

  • Unquestionable Trust - Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. We will continue our strong focus on innovative solutions, improving how we run our business and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

  • Total Commitment - We are committed to the success of our employees, customers and shareholders and our communities. We fully embrace, respect, and value our differences and diversity

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

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta, Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Anniston

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Coast Division Office - 2908 28th Street (2908GULFPORT)

2908 28th Street

Gulfport, 39501

APC - Eastern Div Office - 925 Quintard Avenue (925ANNISTON)

925 Quintard Avenue

Anniston, 36201

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: SCS2010459