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Southern California Edison Purchasing Advisor – Rosemead, Pomona, Redlands, Santa Ana in Rosemead, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Purchasing Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll partner with clients and contractors to ensure Edison receives the highest value for its customers. It’s challenging but rewarding work. Your interpersonal and analytical skills will be fully exercised as you manage a variety of spend categories with a focus on achieving the best value for our ratepayers and our shareholders through cost savings, compliance and risk mitigation. Responsibilities include negotiating contracts, conducting Request for Proposals, developing category strategies, monitoring contractor performance, participating in cross functional project teams, and advising clients on their business strategies. You will be joining a sincerely appreciated procurement team that supports a wide variety of SCE operating units.

While your primary location will be at our main campus in Rosemead, CA, (or a secondary location) you will support all 50,000 square miles of Edison’s territory and there is a possibility for you to co-locate with your client at any one of the many field locations. The areas and facilities you’ll support could include:

  • Electric Grid Modification

  • Vegetation Management

  • Transmission/Distribution Line Construction

  • Underground Civil Construction

  • Information Technology

  • Contract Authoring

  • Contract Management

This position may also support additional Edison workgroups, depending on future demand. As an Advisor , 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!

  • Development and implementation of category strategies and business processes to meet client, department, and organizational objectives.

  • Working with large contracts (negotiating $100M+ in annual contract spend budget, ranging on average from $250K to $60M for individual contracts) in a procurement or project management function.

  • Leading competitive solicitations including job walks, bid evaluation, negotiations, supplier selection, and contract development to cultivate value and ensure appropriate risk mitigation.

  • Understanding and applying business tools (financial, logistical, commercial, risk, and cost analysis) to attain desired results.

  • Acting as a liaison between the Edison operating unit and its suppliers to execute work efficiently.

  • Implementing and monitoring supplier performance goals related to cost, quality, and service.

  • Occasional driving to various SCE facilities around Central and Southern California.

  • Partnering with your suppliers to ensure adherence to Edison’s Supplier Diversity goals.

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

  • Crafting inventive buying strategies that expand the value you provide to our ratepayers and the company.

  • Following the Edison values of Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Continuous Improvement and Teamwork.


The Essentials

  • Seven or more years of experience in Supply Chain or Contract Management.

  • Experience with the preparation, negotiation and execution of contracts as well as performing post-award administration (e.g. negotiating, issuing change orders, contract closeouts, etc…)

The Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Supply Chain or related field.

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills to problem solve collaboratively across functional groups.

  • Persuasive and effective communications (oral and written), with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with contractors, vendors, suppliers and staff across all levels within SCE.

  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking with the ability to turn raw data into actionable insights and direction. Also, the ability to present your ideas effectively.

  • Proficiency in performing transactions in the SAP business platform, including Ariba Sourcing Pro and Ariba Contracts Pro.

  • Negotiation and authoring of complex service contracts including EPC and Long-Term Service Agreements.

  • Experience leading the competitive proposal process (RFx).

  • Experience with procurement contracts and standard terms and conditions.

  • Experience with service-related contracts including fixed price, fixed unit price, time and material contracts.

  • Experience managing multiple projects and clients simultaneously.

  • Ability to apply principles of financial analysis.

  • Excellent analytical skills with an established ability to scrutinize complex data to make decisions and clearly support those decisions with objective rationale.

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

You should know

  • Visit our Candidate Resource ( page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • There will be a performance assessment as part of this recruitment process.

  • There may be up to 5 vacancies for this position.

  • The position has multiple work locations available including: Rosemead, Pomona, Santa Ana or Redlands.

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. #L1-HY1