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Southern Company Specialist, Business Service Center in Birmingham, Alabama

Position Summary

This position is responsible for enhancing the customer experience and company’s relations with commercial and industrial customers in a call center environment. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: improving customer satisfaction and increasing sales. The specialist must provide solutions to customer issues and requests while maintaining a professional demeanor. Other requirements include: have a strong understanding of CSS and Customer Service Standards with the ability to apply them appropriately, be able to provide informative billing consultation and commercial rates application advice and be able to deliver basic energy efficiency advice to customers. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of commercial billing components and the service order life cycle, and be able communicate expectations to customers. Specialists must be able to coordinate efforts between our team managed partners to deliver quality and timely service. Our Specialists are expected to achieve qualitative and quantitative goals (including customer satisfaction, quality, productivity, and sales). Specialists are also expected to be on call to assist with power outage calls.

Job Experience and Education

  • A minimum of 5 years customer service experience

  • Sales and/or Marketing experience

  • Extensive knowledge of CSS

  • In-depth knowledge of Customer Service Standards

  • Broad knowledge of company operations

  • General knowledge of accounting practices

  • General knowledge of rates and the regulatory process

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to identify qualified sales opportunities

  • Excellent oral communication skills

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal/ people skills

  • Ability to comprehend technical concepts and process information logically

  • Demonstrated decision making ability

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service

  • Effective problem-solving ability

  • Ability to maintain a controlled demeanor, composure and objectivity when confronted with difficult issues


  • 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

Alabama Power provides safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to 1.5 million customers across the lower two-thirds of Alabama.

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Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 6627

Job Category: Customer Service

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Alabama Power