Principal Manager, Human Resources Shared Services Division
Southern California Edison
Michael Manning is the Principal Manager of Human Resources Shared Services Division for Southern California Edison (SCE). As one of the largest electric utilities in California, SCE serves more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square-mile area with approximately 20,000 employees and contract workers.
Michael leads a team of approximately 60 HR professionals performing a variety of HR functions including enterprise-level workforce planning, human capital reporting, SAP master data, HR’s technology portfolio, HR PMO, HR business process improvement function (6 Sigma/LEAN/OpX), HR web portal, HR vendor management, Employee Information Call Center, Employee Engagement, and HR Compliance & Risk.
Prior to joining Edison, Michael held various roles in Operations Management, Engineering, and Human Resources with Siemens and Merck. Prior to that Michael was part of a 7 person start-up company which raised over $60 million from JP Morgan, successfully taking the company from concept to launching manufacturing and distribution of product to major retail chains in 14 states. Michael draws on this broad set of experiences to bridge engineering and operations solutions to HR challenges.
Michael holds an MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors in operations management, is an experienced Six Sigma Black Belt with a focus on HR and business processes, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. He resides in the greater Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 children.