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Southern California Edison Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity in Rosemead, California

Job Description

The Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity position will be in the Edison Material Supply company, a subsidiary of Southern California Edison (SCE). More than $1 million dollars is invested annually with initiatives focused on developing supplier’s capabilities and capacity.

The Job…

You will be responsible for managing various supplier diversity and sourcing activities to facilitate SCE’s compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and public laws related to small and diverse business enterprise procurement. You will manage the supplier development initiative to include oversight of program strategy, framework, curriculum, and resources. In addition, you will build and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders necessary to help achieve SCE’s business and community objectives.

Detailed stuff you will be doing …

  • Develop and maintain supplier diversity business case and program strategy in alignment with company goals and objectives.

  • Lead key supplier diversity initiatives or projects with high business impact, including but not limited to budget, spend, relationships, etc.

  • Lead initiatives focused on supplier outreach, relationship management and utilization strategies.

  • Support key procurement functions; such as sourcing, proposal scoring, bidder conferences, supplier certification/qualification processes.

  • Monitor, analyze, interpret and report program results; as well as make recommendations that maximize business and community impact.

  • Build relationships with key local, regional and national advocacy organizations; negotiate productive partnership agreements with mutual benefits.

  • Act as a liaison and serve on advisory boards and councils of local, regional and national advocacy organizations.

  • Manage company engagement with key supplier diversity outreach events and initiatives.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


You absolutely need to have:

  • Seven or more years of experience with inclusive procurement, supply chain operations, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Ten years of experience with leading and/or developing medium to large scale programs.

Other stuff we believe would be helpful…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Knowledge of SAP and Ariba.

  • Experience working in the utility industry and regulatory environments.

  • Strong understanding of category management and/or strategic sourcing.

  • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, negotiation, leadership and organizational skills.

  • Strong experience effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously and working on cross-functional teams.

You should know …

  • We offer a fantastic Total Rewards Package that includes things like a wide selection of health plans, preventative health reimbursement, 401(k) savings plan with company match and automatic company contributions, tuition reimbursement, professional development, volunteer programs, employee assistance program, electric service discount, and many more perks.

  • This position requires 25% (or more) of the time, including overnight trips.

  • This position requires you to be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation may be offered for this position.

Why Edison?

The people here at Edison don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We are fueling the kind of innovation that is changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. You’ll have a chance to grow your career and make a difference in the world.

SCE serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. As a company, we have big dreams and we know nothing big is ever accomplished alone. Join one of the nation’s leading electric utilities in making sure California, and all of us who live here, shine bright.

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.