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Southern Company Telecom Inventory Management Analyst in Norcross, Georgia

Telecom Inventory Management Analyst


Telecom Inventory Management Analyst

Southern Company Services, Supply Chain Management – Materials Management

This position is located in Norcross, GA


This position will be responsible for the inventory management of over $17 million of telecommunications inventory for the Technology Organization (TO), system wide. Provide the appropriate replenishment analysis at approximately 40 stocking locations in multiple states across the Southern Company territory ensuring the appropriate supply of inventory is on hand for capital projects and for the emergency restoration of the TO infrastructure. Coordinate and provide oversight of all materials management and logistics to include procurement, shipping, receiving, stocking and tracking of inventory as well as the investment recovery of decommissioned assets at the Telecom Materials Distribution Center (TMDC) located in Norcross. Ensure proper compliance and documentation as it relates to inventory management in accordance with Southern Company Services (SCS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) policies and procedures. Generate monthly reports in support of company accounting requirements. Interact with internal and external partners/customers, outside suppliers, vendors and repair facilities to oversee the accuracy of purchasing, pricing, delivery and service requests for inventory/equipment. Coordinate the Return Authorization process for telecommunications equipment being repaired or replaced. Provide analysis that tracks the failure rate of critical telecommunications equipment during a defined period. Provide the appropriate analysis on when parts are replaced under warranty or repaired versus the purchase of new equipment. Coordinate with TO on new and changing product lines.


  • Inventory management to include inventory analysis, processing material requests, transfers, issues, returns, and purchase order transactions using MAXIMO.

  • Perform inventory maintenance and audits at approximately 40 satellite locations across the Southern Company footprint.

  • Invoice Reconciler for all SCM Telecom invoices.

  • Manage Return Authorization process for all TO defective items.

  • This position will require after hours on-call responsibilities (2-week rotation, every 6 weeks).



  • Some college or technical school degree preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • A minimum of five (5) years Inventory/Supply Chain Management knowledge/experience highly preferred.

  • Previous experience operating a forklift or other warehouse equipment is required.

  • Extensive experience with Maximo or other inventory management software.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of a Return Authorization Log system.

  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle/iExpense system.

  • Understanding of TMDC warehousing processes/procedures.

  • Understanding of SCS/OPCO accounting.

  • Considerable knowledge of Supply Chain Management internal controls and processes, including the Southern Company Contract Guidance Manual, anti-trust, and other laws and regulations to ensure SCM compliance.

  • Ability to assess requests and situations, gather and analyze pertinent data.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stay organized.

  • Ability to work independently with very limited direct supervision.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.


  • Ability to communicate clearly (Internal and External) at various levels including management.

  • Detailed oriented with a strong focus on Customer Service.

  • Ability to build relationships and work in a team environment with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to build effective business results.

  • Model Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.


  • Relocation assistance will not be available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area.


  • 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

Please submit an updated resume with your application.

Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at at .

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-Norcross

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

1280 Oakbrook Drive (1280NORCROSS)

1280 Oakbrook Drive

Norcross, 30093

Req ID: SCS2008634

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