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Southern Company Distribution Manager I - Valdosta Distribution Area in United States

Distribution Manager I - Valdosta Distribution Area


Description - Internal

Distribution Manager I – Valdosta Distribution Area

Reports to: GM Statewide Distribution

Location: Valdosta Operating Headquarters, Valdosta, GA

Relocation assistance may be provided.

Summary of Position

The Distribution Manager (DM) is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction for the team and operations in the Valdosta Distribution Area. This includes Valdosta, Alban, Bainbridge, Tifton and Waycross operating headquarters in the south Georgia area.

Leadership expectations and responsibilities include exhibiting behaviors in alignment with the Southern Company “Our Values”, Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

The DM will lead the team in a Safety Excellence environment with a focus on learning and ensuring critical risk plans as well as our STEP observation tools are implemented. The DM will have accountability to ensure a culture within the team that is inclusive, builds trust and is continuously improving. This includes ownership of our Diversity and Inclusion efforts as well leadership in continuing to advance our Southern Company “Ensuring Equity” plans. Development of the team members as well as communications within the team are key responsibilities for the DM.

The DM will provide leadership for planning, engineering, design, and construction of all activities in the area and will have area-wide responsibility for all Distribution functional budgets, compliance and system maintenance to ensure reliability. This includes investigating extended or significant outages as well as timely addressing customer issues that arise. This position will work closely with the other functional managers in the area to deliver best in class, customer value, reliability and cost as well as supporting external community activities.

The DM will also serve as the area SERP Director and will be required to participate in SERP events across the Southern System and events off system as required.

Job Experience and Education


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field is preferred.


  • Proven leadership and commitment to Safety Excellence.

  • Proven record of dealing effectively with customers.

  • Influencer and champion for Diversity and Inclusion through words and actions.

  • A minimum of 5 years Power Delivery experience preferred.

  • Management experience is required with direct responsibility for performance management of employees

  • Cross-functional, cross-company experience is a plus

  • Must have experience managing capital and O&M budgets

  • Prior experience managing covered employees is a plus

  • Experience with storm response and planning is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Effective oral and written communications

  • Articulates complex issues simply

  • Embraces and advances Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts

  • Leads change effectively

  • Knowledge of Power Delivery operations and processes

  • Knowledge of Distribution operations practices and procedures

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the company's values of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Must be able to lead and develop a diverse workforce, maximize team effectiveness, set high expectations of those around them and hold employees accountable for those expectations

  • Ensure a culture of inclusiveness exists throughout the team

  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically and help others do the same

  • Demonstrates personal ownership and accountability

  • Must be a team player who seeks the greater good for the company

  • Must be able to adapt to changing demands

  • Must communicate candidly and transparently to build trust with all

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: United States

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-South Georgia-Valdosta

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

GPC Operating - 200 Miller St (200VALDOSTA)

200 Miller St

Valdosta, 31601

Req ID: GPC2007835