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Southern California Edison Purchasing Advisor in Rosemead, California

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Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Purchasing Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. You’ll be leading and developing high impact sourcing strategies for the energy infrastructure of tomorrow in areas such as transportation electrification, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, customer experience, and Information Technology within the Indirect Procurement (IP) team. The IP team manages over $1.2 billion in annual spend across Information Technology software and hardware, clean energy, e-Mobility, energy efficiency, customer experience, professional services, digital acceleration efforts, and other categories. It’s challenging but deeply exciting work. Your interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills will be fully exercised as you handle a variety of strategies that focus on value creation, cost savings, continuous improvement, and risk mitigation. You will be responsible for developing and optimizing sourcing strategies and continuous improvement initiatives. You will lead/participate in Terms & Conditions negotiations, competitive solicitation, supplier selection, and achievement of applicable Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

You will be the lead for business unit engagement to collaboratively plan and implement procurement strategies that support short and long term business needs. As a Purchasing 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!

  • Lead contracting, category management and procurement functions of the Indirect Procurement organization and special projects.

  • Own business unit relationships up to senior and executive levels within assigned business unit(s) and leads portfolio reviews with business unit leadership to collaboratively plan and execute effective strategic sourcing strategies.

  • Act as a Lead for a team of 1-2 other team members.

  • Negotiate contractual terms and other related commercial items to ensure Edison receives the best value possible while mitigating potential risk factors.

  • Maintain consistent interaction with suppliers and ensures adherence to established contracts.

  • Integrate work across relevant areas, developing strategies to improve efficiency, manage information and provide outstanding service to internal and external partners.

  • Assess work activities for consolidation opportunities.

  • Develop metrics to monitor area of responsibility, gaps and implementing action plans to remediate.

  • Execute Purchase Orders, Change Orders, and Request for Proposals across various categories.

  • Lead contract management and supplier dispute resolution.

  • Train and consult peers and other stakeholders on the Procurement process.

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


The essentials

  • Seven years of experience in purchasing, contract management and/or negotiating contracts.

The preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.

  • Fiveor more years of experience negotiating contracts for IT software, hardware, professional services, and end-user licensing agreements.

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

  • Experience with sourcing Technology related categories, managing cybersecurity in supply chain, using Agile Procurement and Project Management.

  • Experience presenting recommendations and other communications regularly to all levels of the organization.

  • Experience using technology solutions such as Ariba, SAP, and related platforms.

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

You should know

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

  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. We invite you to visit our Candidate Resource ( page for further information and to access information guides. Please access our Information Guides ( ,to reference Edison Individual Contributor Workstylestest 8203. Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

  • There are 3 vacancies.

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