Supplier Diversity and Development Southern California Edison
Alma McMaster is a highly experienced Supplier Diversity and Supply Chain Management Professional with over 25 years of experience with established U.S. corporations. Currently, Alma is a Supplier Diversity and Development Program Manager for Southern California Edison (SCE) and is responsible for partnering with Supply Chain and the organizational units to delivering successful sourcing and development initiatives designed to increase the participation of women, minority, service-disabled veteran and LGBT owned business enterprises (Diverse Business Enterprises) in procurement opportunities with SCE.
Alma is especially proud of the procurement spend SCE has achieved with Diverse Business Enterprises. In 2016, SCE reported nearly $1.7 Billion dollars of procurement spend with Diverse Business Enterprises, which represented 44.7% of SCE’s total procurement spend. That marked the fourth year in a row that SCE exceeded their aspirational goal of 40% spend with diverse suppliers.
Alma, a dedicated advocate for Diverse Businesses, works with and serves as a corporate advisor to many Diverse Business organizations including, the U.S. and California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, as well as numerous local diverse business chambers and has been recognized by many of these organizations for her efforts.
Prior to her career at Southern California Edison, Alma worked for Hyundai Motor America and Mitsubishi Motor America in both a Supply Management and Supplier Diversity Management capacity.
Alma is a California native and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business Management from the University of California, Irvine.