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Senior Sourcing Specialist


Oil & Gas

Company Location

Rosemead, CA

Work Location


Become a Senior Sourcing Specialist for our client and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you will support and develop 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. IP manages over $1.2 billion in annual spend for Information Technology, Customer Service, Professional Services, and Consulting Services. 

As a Senior 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?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Use interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills to manage a variety of strategies for value creation, cost savings, continuous improvement, and risk mitigation. 
  • Develop and optimize sourcing strategies and continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Lead/participate in competitive solicitations, supplier selection, achievement of applicable Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), contract negotiations and development. 
  • Represent SCE as a primary contact in transactions involving the purchase, lease, or licensing of materials, supplies, equipment, services, and/or technology.
  • Participate in and may direct the development, negotiation, and procurement of moderately complex purchase orders, change orders, requests for proposals, and contracts/agreements. 
  • Negotiate Terms & Conditions and amendments to contracts/agreements as required.
  • Ensure achievement of the best value to the organization by coordinating the bid process and making recommendations for contract awards of moderate value.
  • Lead strategic sourcing studies, forecasts, and cost projections with moderate impact on business and operational strategy.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers, contractors, and consultants as well as corporate managers, supervisory and non-supervisory personnel.
  • Interpret contract provisions, resolve unusual or politically sensitive disputes, and resolve complicated invoice and payment issues.
  • May make final decisions consistent with organizational authorization levels. 
  • On occasion may provide functional direction to other agents.


The essentials

  • Five 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.
  • 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.
  • CPM, CPSM, CPCM, CCCM, and/or PMP certification(s). 

You should know

  • This position’s work mode is hybrid. The employee will report to a 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.