Senior Advisor, Business Planning

Southern California Edison

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About Strategy, Integrated Planning and Performance:

The electric industry is changing rapidly and Southern California Edison (SCE) is facing an opportunity to reshape the role of regulated utilities in California. SCE’s Strategy, Integrated Planning, and Performance (SIPP) organization builds and manages the company’s highest priority strategic interests and integrates grid and resource planning efforts across the company.


Position Overview:

SCE has outlined an exciting strategy that includes proactively achieving climate objectives, while continuing to modernize the grid and become a world-class utility operator. Successfully accomplishing this wide-range of objectives will require careful planning, prioritization, and alignment. The Senior Advisor of Business Planning will be responsible for developing a company-wide business plan that will balance achievement of all SCE objectives while considering financial, operational, and regulatory constraints.  The Senior Advisor must work with both senior management, OU leadership, and business planning teams to optimize activities towards company objectives.  This will require understanding constraints and trade-offs and making important decisions on where to focus.


Typical Responsibilities:

Works closely with senior management, OU leadership and business planning teams optimizing activities toward overall SCE objectives
Coordinate cross-functional teams including OU business planning groups, asset management teams, op finance, RAMP, and GRC teams to align on business plan elements, SCE objectives, and to identify how existing activities support SCE objectives
Participate in efforts to redefine operating plans and establish a single source of truth for financial data across SCE
Develop business plan scenarios to evaluate different priorities and potential options to achieving SCE objectives
Work with OU business planning teams and performance management teams to develop option sets to meet business planning scenarios considering financial, operational, and regulatory constraints
Integrate option sets from various OUs into a single company-wide business plan understanding trade-offs and cross-OU constraints
Develop recommendations for senior management and facilitate working sessions to align on company-wide business plan
Develop and publish finalized business plan including guidance for operating plans and evaluation of: execution feasibility, financial and regulatory implications.
Revise future-state business planning processes and develop analysis to prepare for future business plan implementations
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative field, i.e., mathematics, economics, business, finance or related
Three years of experience developing business plans, operating plans, or supporting GRC activities
Nine years of experience pulling and synthesizing data from various sources (e.g. recent regulatory decisions, previous business/operating plans)
Desired Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in a quantitative field, i.e., statistics, mathematics, economics or related.
Proven experience working across business units, rate cases, analyses, etc., related to information and decision making
Experience in quantifying risk, costs, and benefits of various SCE activities
Experience with assessing trade-offs across OUs and identifying implications for company objectives
Experience with companywide initiatives influencing implementation of objectives, processes, and projects
Ability to drive and implement change in a change-resistant environment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to coordinate and lead meetings
Strong logical thinking and quick learning abilities
Experience developing and delivering presentations for senior officers and/or board

Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.
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.

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