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Category Manager, Information Technology [HYBRID]

Category Manager, Information Technology [HYBRID]

locationRosemead, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/9/2024
IT / Computer Engineering
Job DescriptionJob Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become an IT Category Manager at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be leading and developing high impact sourcing strategies for the energy infrastructure of tomorrow in areas ranging from technology related areas, including IT procurement (hardware, software and telecom). Developing and executing strategies across the technology areas. It’s challenging but deeply exciting work. Your interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills will be fully exercised as you lead 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 an IT Category Manager, 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 Technology Categories (hardware, software, telecom and related services).
  • 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 complete effective strategic sourcing strategies.
  • Act as Lead Contract Manager 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 enhance productivity, lead information and provide exceptional 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.
  • Complete Purchase Orders, Change Orders, and Request for Proposals across various categories.
  • Lead contract management and supplier dispute resolution.
  • Train and consult peers and other partners on the Procurement process.

The essentials

  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in purchasing, contract management and/or negotiating contracts.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience negotiating contracts for IT software, hardware, professional services, and end-user licensing agreements.

The preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
  • 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, leading cybersecurity in the supply chain, and with Agile Procurement and Project Management.
  • Ability to present recommendations and other communications regularly to all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with Ariba and SAP.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including oral presentations, formal correspondence and contractual documentation, group facilitation, and negotiations.

You should know

  • This position’s work mode is hybrid. The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.
  • Visit our Candidate Resource page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!
  • Position will require up to 10% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.
  • Relocation may 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 will 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.