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Southern Company Executive Compensation Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Executive Compensation Manager


Executive Compensation Manager

Summary: Responsible for the executive compensation plan designs, CD&A development, compensation committee support, analysis of program effectiveness (including monitoring market trends and regulatory changes), and on-going program administration.

Key resource and thought leader in the compensation group for all aspects of executive compensation including on-going program management and compliance.

Key Responsibilities: Executive compensation governance, plan design, process and regulatory / compliance (CD&A development, support of internal functions)

  • Coordinate and develop compensation committee materials and presentations (on-going support to committee and coordination with legal, finance, accounting etc.)

  • Review and monitor job evaluations from compensation team for executive positions

  • Provide guidance / support for executive severance and consulting agreements

  • Collaborate and support broader compensation team on key compensation issues (base pay management, broad based incentive plans, etc.)

  • Proactively identifies and anticipates compensation issues and assist broader team with solutions

  • Knowledge of the accounting and finance aspects of short-term and long-term variable compensation programs

  • Extensive knowledge on all regulatory/SEC impacts and reporting requirements

Additional / Ad-Hoc Responsibilities:

  • Assist with regulatory rate case management

  • Contributing to compensation strategy development for union negotiations and on-going off-cycle support and analysis

  • May participate in external industry-based forums

  • Assist with managing vendor and consulting expectations and on-going relationships

  • Consulting on the development of offers to external executive hires including make up for forfeited compensation

Key Attributes:

  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation). Must be able to take complex issues and communicate clearly. Strong presence with executives (able to build trust).

  • Strong team player (must be able to work closely with compensation function but also across HR, Finance, Accounting and Legal).

  • Strong attention to detail, analytical ability, and technical depth (able to solve complex problems and deep in executive compensation knowledge i.e. regulations)

Education Requirements:

  • BS or BA, Human Resources, Business, or any other related field preferred

Experience, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • 5 years minimum professional experience in executive compensation management with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the design and administration of executive compensation plans

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 electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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.#LI

Job Field: Human Resources

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2009091

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