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

Job Description


Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

About Operational Services

Operational Services(OS)impacts the success of every area of the company. We own the responsibility to keep our employees, facilities and the public safe. We also monitor, benchmark and improve processes with integrity and compliance. From our supply chain, with the goods and services we purchase and store, to being a trusted partner in maintaining a robust transmission and distribution system, our work helps SCE sustain a safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy grid. Operational and service excellence is our main objective in everything we do.

Position Overview

The Senior Supplier Diversity Program Manager position will be in the Edison Material Supply company, a subsidiary of Southern California Edison (SCE). The successful candidate 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. In addition, the successful candidate will build and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders necessary to achieve SCE’s business and community objectives.

Typical Responsibilities:

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

  • Develop and execute approaches to facilitate the inclusion, development and utilization of small and diverse businesses.

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

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to develop supplier diversity goals and execute utilization plans for small and diverse business enterprises.

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

  • Monitor, analyze, interpret and report program results and make recommendations to internal and external stakeholders.

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

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

  • Serve on advisory boards and councils of local, regional and national advocacy organizations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related field

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience with program management.

  • More than five (5) years of experience with supplier diversity, supply chain operations, procurement activities, and/or contract management.

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time, including overnight trips.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SAP and Ariba.

  • Knowledge of the utility business and regulatory environments.

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

  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite of tools - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

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

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

  • Knowledge of a safety culture.


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

  • Position will require up to 25% travel, including overnight trips.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

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.

SCEis 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.