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Southern Company Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or Senior in Atlanta, Georgia

Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or Senior



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.

This position may be filled as a Buyer I (GSCO - 03), Buyer II (GSCO - 04), or Senior (GSCO - 5). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.

This position can sit in our Atlanta, GA or Naperville, IL location.



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

  • CPM or other Supply Chain certification a plus


  • Experience in procurement 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 gas, generation, power delivery and corporate equipment and material desired.

  • Strong knowledge of the Maximo Purchasing System

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel 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, contracts, engineering, risk management, accounting and legal

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with category manager, contract agents and business partners to best

  • accommodate their supply chain requirements

  • Develop and evaluate proposals for materials and services to determine best purchase

  • alternative

  • Issue orders for purchase of goods and services

  • Resolve conflicts or discrepancies involving pricing, invoicing, specifications, and contracts

  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships

Key Qualifications for this position include:

  • Gas Business experience and knowledge of Gas operations and customer/business unit expectations; how to meet business unit expectations; develop relationships with customers, team and coworkers.

  • Supply Chain procurement experience and ability to manage large workload with dueling priorities.

  • System knowledge specific to procurement functionality and basic understanding of contractual documents.

  • Supply Chain system application knowledge, understanding or experience related to, but not limited to, Maximo / PeopleSoft, GEP, Oracle Cloud


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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 Gas

Other Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Gas Headquarters (10Atlanta)

10 Peachtree Place

Atlanta, 30309

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

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: ASC2000076