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Southern Company Category Management Support Specialist – Supply Chain Management in Alabama

Category Management Support Specialist – Supply Chain Management


Category Management Support Specialist

SCM Power Delivery Category Management & Transactions


  • This position will be based out of Birmingham, AL, however candidates living outside of the area may be considered with the expectation that they could successfully telework and would be willing to travel to work and/or field location on a routine (to be determined) and as-needed basis.

  • Flexible work environment with hybrid (both in-office and telecommute) work options available.


This position will be responsible for the transactional support of Category Management within Supply Chain Management (SCM.) This individual will be responsible for providing research and analytical support on behalf of the category management related to invoice reconciliation, pricing changes, as well as lead time updates. This position will also be responsible for Power Delivery transactional storm support.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Accounting preferred


  • Supply Chain Management knowledge/experience would be a plus

  • Strong analytic skills with demonstrated ability to plan strategically and make recommendations to drive results

  • Experience working on teams in a project-based work environment strongly preferred

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of supply chain business processes

  • In-depth knowledge of Excel required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent presentation skills for all levels of management

  • Ability to work independently, as well as under direct supervision or in a team environment


  1. Provide system-wide management support for supply chain financial data, focusing on invoice reconciliations and resolution support for Power Delivery Category Management

  2. Provide direct support to Category Management team providing transactional support in updating and maintaining purchase contract pricing and lead times, as appropriate.

  3. Understand structure of supply chain and category management processes, analyze financial data to produce information, develop metrics and reports for stakeholder decision-making.

  4. Work with suppliers and Category Managers to maintain and update reports, as necessary.


  • 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 (NYSE: SO ) 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 .

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: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, United States, Georgia, Georgia-Metro Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2010648