Supply Chain Buyer– All SNC Locations

Vidalia, GA

SCM Buyer I, II, or SR – Job Family (E3-E5)

This position can sit at any SNC location.


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



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

  • CPM certification a plus


  • Experience in procurement of materials and off-site services preferred

  • Maximo experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills

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

  • Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code

  • Strong knowledge of generation, nuclear procedures and warehouse equipment, and material desired.

  • Strong knowledge of the Maximo Purchasing System

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerBi and databases.

  • 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, material contracts, engineering, risk management, accounting and legal


  • Work closely with inventory specialist, site supply chain manager, engineering, category manager, contract agents and business partners to best accommodate their supply chain requirements.

  • Develop and evaluate proposals for materials and off-site services to determine best purchase alternative.

  • Issue orders for purchase of goods and off-site services.

  • Resolve conflicts or discrepancies involving pricing, invoicing, and materials.

  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships.

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: 5061

Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear