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Southern California Edison Technical Purchasing, Senior Specialist [HYBRID] in Long Beach, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Technical Purchasing, SeniorSpecialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job you will work together with business partners and suppliers to ensure Edison receives the highest value from its $6 billion in annual spend. You will interact daily with internal organizational units and external suppliers to capture the best value through Edison’s contracts for our ratepayers and shareholders. Your interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills will be utilized as you develop and execute procurement sourcing strategies, negotiate contracts, and partner with business clients to ensure compliance and mitigate risks.

As a Technical Purchasing Senior Specialist within Direct Materials, you will be responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies and contract negotiations for engineered distribution and substation apparatus. Your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart, and shine bright!

  • Developing and executing procurement sourcing strategies, issuing Request for Proposals, conducting bidder’s conferences, evaluating proposals, negotiating and managing contracts, and ensuring compliance to schedule and quality standards

  • Develop and execute contracts across a variety of Distribution and Substation material apparatus categories

  • Manage supplier performance through the development and execution of scorecards and client/supplier business reviews

  • Manage the competitive solicitation, supplier selection, development of contracts, contract language, and associated terms and conditions to ensure appropriate risk mitigation

  • Facilitate the integration and cohesion of business relationships among organizational units, team members, and external suppliers

  • Maintain consistent interaction with vendors and business partners to ensure adherence to contracts

  • Provide leadership, facilitation, collaboration, total cost reduction and cost savings while meeting Supplier Diversity goals

  • Perform analysis supporting the resolution of risk issues and gap identification

  • Develop, implement, and execute change management strategies

  • Responsible for understanding, interpreting, and applying business tools (financial, logistical, commercial, risk, and cost analysis) to attain desired results

  • Accountable for maintaining procurement sourcing schedules

  • Maintain a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices; and perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned


The essentials

  • Five (5) years of experience in purchasing, supply chain/contract management or negotiating contracts

  • Experience administering design material specification/complex service contracts (fixed units or time and equipment etc.)

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Familiarity with software applications (e.g, MS Office suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Project) as well as Ariba and SAP systems, modules, and platforms

  • Working understanding of utility material and equipment contract requirements and supply chain processes used to support them contracts

  • Ability to present recommendations and other communications regularly to all levels of the organization

  • Experience and knowledge of Supply Chain processes, purchasing practices, policies

  • Experience and knowledge of procurement contracts, agreements, and terms and conditions

  • Ability to execute projects to completion on an independent basis

  • Ability to work effectively on cross functional teams

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including oral presentations, formal correspondence and contractual documentation, group facilitation, and negotiations

  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers

  • Effective resource and project planning, decision making, results driven, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovations

  • Strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning

You should know…

  • Work mode: Effective January 2022, this position’s work mode is Hybrid. The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days.Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.

  • You are legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • 10% local travel may be required as part of this position across SCE service territory.


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Please access ourInformation Guides ( to reference test(s): Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test 8203). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. #li-hy1