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Join the Clean Energy Revolution
Become a Purchasing Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be supporting and developing sourcing strategies for the Indirect Procurement group within Supply Management. The Indirect Procurement group manages over $1.2 billion in annual spend for Information Technology, Customer Service, Professional Services, and Consulting Services. It’s challenging but deeply rewarding work. You’re interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills will be fully exercised as you manage a variety of strategies that focus on value creation, cost savings, continuous improvement, and risk mitigation. You will be responsible for supporting the development and optimization of sourcing strategies and continuous improvement initiatives. You will lead/participate in Terms & Conditions negotiations, competitive solicitation, supplier selection, achievement of applicable Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), contract negotiation and development. As a Purchasing Specialist, 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?
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Represents the Company as a primary contact in transactions involving the purchase, lease, or licensing of materials, supplies, equipment, services, and/or technology.
Participates in and may direct the development, negotiation, and procurement of moderately complex purchase orders, change orders, requests for proposals, and contracts/agreements.
Negotiates Terms & Conditions and amendments to contracts/agreements as required.
Ensures achievement of the best value to the organization by coordinating the bid process and making recommendations for contract awards of moderate value.
May participate in or lead strategic sourcing studies, forecasts, and cost projections with moderate impact on business and operational strategy.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with suppliers, contractors, and consultants as well as corporate managers, supervisory and non-supervisory personnel.
Interprets contract provisions, resolves unusual or politically sensitive disputes, and resolves complicated invoice and payment issues.
Provides advice, solutions, and recommendations on decisions having moderate to major impact on the organization.
May make final decisions consistent with organizational authorization levels.
On occasion may provide functional direction to other agents.
Three (3) or more years of experience in purchasing, contract management and/or negotiating contracts.
Experience using SAP software in a purchasing environment, and utilizing Ariba Sourcing, Contracting, and P2P modules.
Knowledge and decision making experience of purchasing practices and policies, and knowledge of procurement contracts and standard terms and conditions.
Experience with industry best practices, standards, utility regulations, procedures and compliance as they relate to purchasing.
Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously, and analyzing information and making strategic decisions regarding scope, impact, policy, development, and implementation.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including oral presentations, formal correspondence, contractual documentation, and negotiations.
Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
CPM, CPSM, CPCM, CCCM, and/or PMP certification(s).
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Relocation does not apply to this position.
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. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.