Southern Company Talent Management Manager - Southern Company in Atlanta, Georgia

Talent Management Manager - Southern Company


The Talent Management Manager designs, develops and implements enterprise wide talent management strategies, processes and programs as well as serves as an internal consultant to the HR Talent Management teams across Southern Company's portfolio of operating companies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the design, development and implementation of enterprise talent management strategies and initiatives to include (but not limited to) leadership and employee development, succession planning, performance management, high potential development, leader onboarding, coaching, assessments, competency models and talent reviews processes and others as needed to address talent challenges and gaps aligned to business needs.

  • Responsible for all program components, including project charters, deliverables, leading project team members, deadlines, budgets, resolving issues, communication protocols, marketing, etc.

  • Provide consultative support to operating company HR talent management teams to support operating company specific talent management needs assessments and solutions

  • Deliver supporting data, analytics and reports on talent management initiatives and outcomes to drive and influence program design and delivery and process enhancements

  • Research, recommend and offer best practices (both internally and externally) for both enterprise and business unit/ operating company needs in support of talent management deliverables

  • Partner closely with internal partners to ensure alignment with other talent strategies across the system

  • Manage external executive development program participation, sponsorships, memberships, etc.

  • Support internal executive leadership development programs (bootcamps, forums, etc)

  • Oversee and lead implementation of TM integrated technologies for Succession Planning, Performance Management and others as needed.

  • Oversee core operational aspects for Talent Management department in partnership with TM Analyst: core contracts with external vendors, budget, communications, website presence, analytics, tuition reimbursement, etc.

  • Lead, Coach and Mentor TM Analyst role

  • Support Talent Management Director on other initiatives as needed

Essential Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • 7 years of progressive and successful experience in HR and/or talent management.

  • Strong aptitude for business acumen and how to link Talent Management initiatives to business outcomes.

  • Ability to quickly establish relationships within an organization. Excellent collaboration and influencing abilities with HR partners, business leaders and employees.

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively across cultures and across levels (written and verbal).Experience working in a matrixes organization preferred.

  • Strong critical thinking skills, problem solving and decision making skills and the ability to use analytics to identify trends and implications relevant to talent management.

  • Ability to develop and execute innovative and creative solutions that are relevant to driving business talent priorities

  • Strong, timely project management, consulting and facilitation experience as well as strong quantitative and analytical skills.

  • Ability to develop and deliver compelling presentations using data, graphics, and effective storytelling and influencing skills to communicate insights and implications for decision making.

  • Ability to multi-task, work quickly, works independently as well as across teams to manage competing priorities.

  • Work with a strong propensity to deliver business compelling results


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

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 Level: Manager

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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: SCS2006336