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Southern Company Materials Team Leader (Plant McDonough) in Smyrna, Georgia

Materials Team Leader (Plant McDonough)


Materials Team Leader

Plant McDonough (Smyrna, GA)

The Materials Team Leader will supervise and coordinate all plant warehouse functions. These responsibilities include the direct supervision of warehouse employees, direct physical control of all warehouse inventories, timely procurement and optimization of parts and equipment to support efficient plant operations, preparation of material requisitions and maintaining records/documentation to verify material procurement, receipt, and payment. This position entails the responsibilities of the Materials Specialist role requiring the leader to serve as the primary contact between plant personnel and the materials department to ensure accuracy and efficiency of stock material. Responsible for reducing unnecessary or excessive inventory carrying costs, minimizing loss of unit availability due to parts shortages. Responsible for commodity data review activities in the Maximo Inventory and Materials Management system. Coordinate inventory activities with plant personnel and management to support corporate material initiatives including inventory reporting, analysis, and reconciliation activities. Responsible for reporting and documentation associated with Corporate and Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines, local policies, self-assessments, auditing, and any present or future requirements of the Playbook related to materials management. Procurement of local purchases including tracking orders, research, etc. as required. Support and promote Safety, Compliance, Customer Service and Team initiatives in the workplace. The successful candidate must be a champion for materials/compliance initiatives, model “Our Values” and lead by example in all areas of materials management & compliance.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Superior leadership and interpersonal skills: proven ability to provide instruction, coach, develop team members, and direct IBEW contractual staff

  • Extensive knowledge of Maximo & the Enterprise Solutions suite of applications

  • Experience in inventory management, control, and purchasing procedures

  • Strong computer skills: Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Extensive knowledge of Warehouse financial compliance requirements – SOX

  • Understanding of O&M and Capital budgeting

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with plant, company, system and vendor personnel

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills to evaluate and recommend optimum stocking levels

  • Understanding of auditing principals and techniques to be able to interface with internal/external auditing firms

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality relative to information about vendors and cost

  • Knowledge of procedures associated with chemicals and hazardous waste


  • Primary contact between plant personnel, the Materials Department and Supply Chain Management

  • Responsible for analyzing reorder report daily

  • Review and optimize stocking levels by manufacturer and unit /equipment

  • Ensure review of 20% of inventory by System Owners every year

  • Assist with the coordination of vendor alliances and stocking programs

  • Take ownership for inventory level accuracy through inventory cycle counts, researching of variances and discrepancies, make corrective measures and analyze Inventory Pre-list daily to ensure departmental accuracy and efficiency

  • Identify criticality of stock items (Critical Spares, Maintenance, Consumable), min/max parameters, initiate reports, identify obsolete inventory and MII (Management Initiative Inventory) material to facilitate its disposition

  • Standardize new commodity additions and existing commodity information on stock items

  • Responsible for vehicle fuel inventory management and accounting

  • Monitor returns to stock of special project material

  • Coordinate and process system and company sales and purchases through interfaces with other plants

  • Coordinate System vendor alliances, stocking and restocking programs, consignments and buy backs with plant personnel and Supply Chain Management

  • Responsible for reporting/documentation associated with any present or future requirements in the Playbook related to materials management and compliance

  • Coordinate with Planning Department to provide material consistent with needs

  • Requisition and expedite orders as needed

  • Monitoring and tracking of plant repairable/rotating asset inventory items, through reports and communications with System Owner

  • Submittal of quarterly expenditure documentation for Financial Self-Assessments

  • Preparation of inventory exception(s) submittals to Supply Chain Management

  • Coordinate and complete special projects and information requests

  • Must be available for callouts, some nights and weekend work may be required

  • Coordinate and complete special projects and information requests

  • Assist with the coordination of vendor alliances and stocking programs

  • Monitoring and tracking of plant repairable / rotating asset inventory items, through reports and communications with System Owner

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

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 Field: Supply Chain

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Smyrna

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant McDonough - 5551 South Cobb Drive (5551SMYRNA)

5551 South Cobb Drive

Smyrna, 30080

Req ID: GPC2009745