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Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or Senior

Company: Southern Company
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or Senior Naperville , Illinois Supply Chain Buyer I, II, or SeniorDescriptionJOB SUMMARYThe 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.JOB REQUIREMENTSEducationBachelor's degree in Business, Law, Finance, Supply Chain preferredCPM or other Supply Chain certification a plusExperienceExperience in procurement preferredKnowledge and SkillsStrong knowledge of purchasing and supply chain practices and standards.Knowledge of Uniform Commercial CodeStrong knowledge of gas, generation, power delivery and corporate equipment and material desired.Strong knowledge of the Maximo Purchasing SystemWorking knowledge of Word, Excel and databases.Strong analytical skills, communication skills and negotiating skillsAbility to interact with business unit personnel and suppliersAbility to handle multiple transactions while under time constraintsStrict adherence to Procurement Procedures and documentation requirementsGeneral knowledge of business practices associated with procurement, such as budgeting, traffic/logistics, contracts, engineering, risk management, accounting and legalKey Job ResponsibilitiesWork closely with category manager, contract agents and business partners to bestaccommodate their supply chain requirementsDevelop and evaluate proposals for materials and services to determine best purchasealternativeIssue orders for purchase of goods and servicesResolve conflicts or discrepancies involving pricing, invoicing, specifications, and contractsDevelop and maintain supplier relationshipsKey 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 CloudDisclaimerThis 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 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: StandardPrimary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-AtlantaOperating Company: Southern Company GasOther Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-NapervilleJob Type: StandardTravel (Up to...): NoWork Location(s):Southern Company Gas Headquarters (10Atlanta)Atlanta, 30309G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)Take a few minutes to create or modify your employment profile and to specify your preferred working criteria for future openings matching your interests.Learn more about Southern Company's culture, values, and diversity initiatives and what our hiring process looks like. You are one step closer to helping us build the future of energy!

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