Southern California Edison Talent Planning Program Manager (MPP2) in Rosemead, California

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Position Overview and Responsibilities:

Edison is seeking an energetic Talent Management Senior Program Manager to join our Talent & Assessment Programs team in HR. We are currently implementing an enterprise-wide initiative to transform our talent management processes in an effort to drive towards our goal of becoming a high performance organization. This Talent Management Senior Program Manager role is a strategic driver of the ongoing implementation of these process improvements through the strategic planning, design, training and change management of an effective succession planning/performance management program and new Success Factors system. The right person for this role has the ability to manage a corporate-wide executive and nonexecutive talent planning function and act as the program lead for various HR stakeholder groups to innovate, design, and improve the company’s succession planning processes including Hi/Po identification process, leadership assessments, career pathing, and leadership developmental planning, and other areas related to creating and maintaining the readiness of company’s leadership pipeline.

This role also acts as a strategic thought partner and senior consultant for executives, business unit leaders, and the HR Senior Leadership Team to design, configure, and implement an effective succession planning process that aligns with strategic business objectives, operational forecasts, and workforce planning projections. The right person for this role is viewed as a credible team player who collaborates with the other HR Centers of Excellence and Business Partner Teams to deliver superior products and services for our business clients. If you are someone who thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment, possesses supervisor project management and consulting skills for implementing enterprise-wide succession planning and performance management solutions, is a natural at influencing executives to adopt new, innovative programs/tools, and are interested in working in an environment where continuous improvement is a core value, we are looking for you!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Human Resources, I/O Psychology, Organizational Behavior or related field.

  • Seven years of experience managing succession planning/performance programs including Hi/Po identification, leadership assessments, career pathing, and leadership developmental planning.

  • Five years of project management experience with implementing corporate-wide initiatives and programs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, I/O Psychology, Organizational Behavior or a related discipline is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience managing complex talent succession and performance management processes including the design and interpretation of talent planning metrics as related to creating leadership development and pipeline strategies.

  • Demonstrated senior project management/consulting experience implementing Success Factor Talent Planning Modules including planning, design, training, and change management to support implementation processes.

  • Experience partnering with HR business partners and other internal stakeholders to resolve complex talent planning issues and technology/system design problems.

  • Ability to weave, integrate, and interpret diversity strategies, methodologies and data into current succession planning programs.

  • Demonstrated experience managing client expectations including the alignment with appropriate organizational change management and communication practices, and evaluating client feedback for continuous improvement recommendations.

  • Ability to synthesize and analyze best practice data to identify trends and relationships to make recommendations to key business and HR stakeholder groups.

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills to create solution-oriented plans, and designs, and strong collaboration with HR colleagues, business stakeholders, and external consultants/experts to make recommendations to business leaders regarding their talent planning objectives and outcomes.

  • Ability to think creatively and strategically to make recommendations and design and manage the execution on a program/project level.

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills, including ability to present/communicate complex information to an executive audience.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a safety conscious work environment.


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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Title: Talent Planning Program Manager (MPP2)

Location: US-CA-Rosemead

Requisition ID: 71017566