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Compensation Supervisor at Southern Company

September 13, 2016 12:40 AM | Deleted user

Compensation Supervisor


Work location: 30 Ivan Allen Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308


Candidate must live within a reasonable commuting distance to Metro Atlanta OR be willing to immediately relocate to this area.


Role Summary/Description

The Compensation Supervisor plans, supervises and coordinates work activities of the Compensation Analysts, ensuring efficient and accurate administration of assigned compensation programs.  The role provides the highest level of technical expertise, advice and consultation in the research, design and administration of compensation strategy and plan design for Southern Company.  The role consults with the HR Delivery organizations and their customers of assigned Operating Company (s) on the competitiveness, design, analysis and administration of current compensation programs. This includes providing advice and counsel in the areas of compensation trends, and analytics, market pricing and job evaluation, salary administration, short and long-term variable compensation programs, compensation systems, policies and procedures.  Also responds to management on compensation issues as necessary and provides financial analysis and information


People/Relationship Management

  • Develop, educate, manage performance and provide direction to direct reports
  • Develop relationships and partner with HR Delivery and their customers to proactively understand business goals, objectives and issues and identify opportunities where compensation can add value

Analytics & Interpretation 

  • Proactively develop trends and analytics on competitiveness of compensation programs and adherence to pay practice policies
  • Educate HR Delivery and their customers on data analysis, trends and cost drivers. Builds case for change where necessary and influences stakeholders.
  • Support union negotiations and rate cases as needed

Process Improvement

  • Research and recommend new and revised compensation strategies and plans

  • Develop, review and coordinate major plan changes

  • Continuously review and evaluate compensation programs and recommend changes as appropriate to maintain the company’s competitive position.



  • Provide leadership and expertise to the compensation analyst team in support of compensation strategy, process improvements, systems, policies and procedures
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time
  • Build internal/external relationships to identify and share needs, expectations, and process improvement opportunities to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provides feedback to team members on operational issues and assists with problem resolution across all C&B functions


  • Assist HR Delivery and their customers in understanding the Company’s overall compensation philosophy, program design and market competitiveness (educating on programs and process)
  • Trains and coaches HR Delivery and their customers on compensation programs and tools
  • Partner with C&B Leadership and the Communications team to effectively develop and deliver communication

  • Proactively develop and implement communications for key stakeholders (presentations, HR support, mySOurce, etc.)


Customer Service & The “How’s” 

  • Individually provides and ensures compensation analysts provide the highest level of customer service (speed, responsiveness, accuracy, ownership)

Additional / Ad-Hoc Responsibilities:

  • Manage regulatory rate case activities
  • Contribute to compensation strategy development for union negotiations and on-going off-cycle support and analysis
  • May participate in external industry based forums
  • Manage vendor and consulting expectations and on-going relationships        

Level & Reporting Relationship

  • Reports to Compensation Director





  • A bachelor's degree with a major in business, human resources, finance, accounting or other related field 


  • 7-10 years of directly related work experience in job evaluation using a market pricing data base, compensation survey completion and analysis and general compensation is required.
  • 5-7 years’ experience directly managing people is required.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Broad knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership techniques, performance management, and coordination of people and resources
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing superior customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Broad knowledge of HR principles and practices
  • Excellent communication skills and human relation skills and the ability to interact with all levels of employees in the company
  • High focus on customer service
  • Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities and a high volume work load
  • Ability to make and defend decisions/recommendations from data analysis
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to draw conclusions from data
  • Understanding of various job evaluation methodologies including market pricing and how to apply job evaluation methodologies is required.
  • Understanding of compensation surveys including survey completion and survey data and data analysis.
  • Understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the exemption tests and how to apply the tests
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products including Xcel and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in the use of PeopleSoft and writing data queries


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 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 www.southerncompany.com

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.


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