We are looking for future leaders of our company to begin a career in gas operations. Our gas distribution business has exciting career opportunities across the United States. Designing, building and maintaining the natural gas distribution system in our markets is key to safely delivering clean, efficient natural gas to nearly 4.5 million customers.
Southern Company Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or Senior (Naperville) in Naperville, Illinois
Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or Senior (Naperville)
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.
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
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 www.southerncompany.com.
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: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville
Operating Company: Southern Company Gas
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): No
G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)
1844 W Ferry Rd.
Req ID: ASC2000077