Manager, Product Development & Analytics

The Southern Company Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 4 days ago

Manager, Product Development & Analytics


Job Summary:

As a key member of the Product Quantitative Analytics team, this position is responsible for providing analytical support on structured energy products such as GBP or FB. This includes the oversight of algorithms and calculation of demand forecast at customer level for millions of customers across multiple existing markets. The position is also accountable for leading cross-functional team to provide analytical support routinely. In addition, a major point of emphasis in this role will be developing new forecast models to support the company's initiative of offering and growing new Structured Products in expanding markets and thus bring tangible gains to the company. The position requires demonstrated capability of leveraging statistical and machine learning techniques to improve existing models and build new analytic solutions.

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency

Functional Expertise:

  • Provide customer specific demand forecast timely and successfully to facilitate the continuous success of existing structured products

  • Lead cross-functional team to provide analytical support and visualized business insights to ensure the streamline process of renewing current and enrolling new customers

  • Build and implement model enhancement process to continuously improve the forecast and reporting accuracy

  • Provide demand forecast for FOM and YTG process in selected LDCs each month

  • Develop, back test and implement new analytical models by leveraging advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to support different company initiatives and strategies as requested

  • Develop and provide summary presentations to support commercial operation and financial planning

  • Support internal and external auditing on models and analytics tools

Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrate the excellent analytical and modeling skills and knowledge and the ability to apply them to business situations for value creation and operational integrity

  • Understand the importance of Data Analytics to the profitability of the company. Be committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data and able to make sound recommendations with limited data

  • Be able to prioritize and attend to critical details and accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects to meet business goals

  • Identify opportunities to meld existing data architecture with new ones as technology emerges and is adopted at the company

  • Open to new ideas and new techniques and leverage them to positively impact business decisions and empower end users with appropriate knowledge


  • Ability to establish effective work relationship with all levels of employees and customers

  • Build and lead informal cross-functional teams to develop modeling tools and analysis reports and present project status and results timely and accurately to appropriate audience

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and mentor individuals. Must be self-motivated with minimal supervision required

  • Ability to gain alignment with different opinions and represent a common point of view across multiple stakeholders

Driving Results:

  • Build and foster productive, collaborative and inclusive work relationship to achieve personal and company goals

  • Demonstrate a solid sense of accountability and experience identifying and resolving issues independently

  • Plan engagement objectives and key deliverables; manage using analytics processes to mitigate risks in data, modeling, validation and delivery;

  • Assess, capture and translate issues and requirements into structured analytics use case, including rapid learning of industry dynamics and development of effective work stream plans

  • Drive efficiencies through continuous process improvement without implementing undue complexity

  • Be proactive and anticipate the information others need to accomplish objectives


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Master's degree in quantitative field (Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, etc.)


  • PhD in quantitative discipline from an academic institution is highly preferred

Related Work Experience:


  • 5-10 years of applicable working experience in data analytics, preferably in the energy industry or finance industry

  • Minimum five years of experience involving modeling (regression, machine learning, validation)


  • Previous supervisory/management experience

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong knowledge of database management systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, or Microsoft Access.

  • Extensive experience with statistical programming tools such as R, SPSS, SAS and Python

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and mentor individuals. Must be self-motivated with minimal supervision required.

  • Strong business/financial acumen with a working knowledge and understanding of business operations and drivers.

  • Ability to conduct business analysis and design recommendations for presentation to senior leadership.

  • Demonstrates integrity and trust in all situations.

  • Ability to develop relationships and positively persuade others throughout the organization at all levels.


  • Creativity in solving unconventional problems, entrepreneurial drive to learn new skills and technologies

  • Demonstrated relationship management experience

  • Working knowledge of Power BI and Tableau software

Working Conditions/Physical

  • The incumbent works in an office environment


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. 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 Field: Sales & Marketing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: SouthStar Energy Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

SouthStar Energy Services - 817 W. Peachtree St., NW (817AtlantaCODE)
817 W. Peachtree St., NW

Atlanta 30318

Req ID: GAS2002366

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