Southern Company Business Development Region Manager in Birmingham, Alabama

Business Development Region Manager


The Business Development Region Manager [Midwest & West Region] is responsible for regional leadership of Southern Power Company’s wholesale marketing, strategic project development, and customer care activities in markets in the Midwest and West regions of the US. The Midwest Region Manager will be responsible for covering MISO. The West Region Manager will be responsible for covering CAISO/WECC. These responsibilities include but are not limited to customer relationship building, prospecting, identification and prioritization of profitable business opportunities, management of competing priorities, leadership of bid proposal processes, and leadership of contract negotiations related to specific business opportunities. Additional responsibilities may include origination, support, and/or leadership of renewable acquisition efforts in target markets. The position provides direction for a small team of Business Development Managers and Business Development Associates assigned to the region. The position directly manages activities and initiatives in support of Southern Power’s business and is accountable for growth and customer care within the region.

Note: Two positions will be filled from this posting. One will be responsible for the Midwest Region. The other will be responsible for the West Region. Both positions can be located in either of Southern Power's offices in Atlanta, GA or Birmingham, AL.

Major Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and execute Business Development activities (new business origination and customer care) across the Midwest

  • Develop and execute wholesale Power Purchase Agreements to support new generation construction and remarketing

  • Provide direct management and supervision of a small team of Business Development Managers and Business Development Associates

  • Execute and provide leadership for Business Development activities related to wholesale customer opportunity development, customer management, and customer assessments in the western U.S. competitive markets

  • Provide support for activities related to potential generation asset and portfolio acquisitions

  • Develop and execute wholesale Purchase and Sale Agreements to support generation acquisition

  • Provide a high level of customer care to existing customers within the region

  • Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply!

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor’s degree required, field preferred – i.e. Business, Finance, Engineering,

  • Masters’ degree preferred


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with customers to develop and execute wholesale Power Purchase Agreements to support new generation construction and remarketing

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of electric industry related structuring alternatives and operation

  • Experience in business case valuation for wholesale power projects required

  • Previous direct supervisory and performance management experience required

  • Direct experience originating and structuring long-term contracts in wholesale power markets (e.g. MISO, ERCOT, SPP, CAISO) strongly preferred

  • Experience in generation asset acquisition transactions and execution of Purchase and Sale Agreements strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to develop and implement business development strategies as well as work through others

  • Strategic thinking and planning skills

  • Excellent decision making, interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills

  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively internally and externally

Southern Power - a subsidiary of Southern Company – Acquires, builds, manages and owns generation assets that have been constructed for the wholesale market. Southern Power is a premier wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities in electric markets across the country. Southern Power currently owns and operates more approximately 12,000 megawatts of generation assets across the US.

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. #LI 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 Field: Sales & Marketing

Job Level: Manager

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Power

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006330