The Walt Disney Company Senior Manager, Enterprise Sourcing–Media & Digital Marketing Services in Glendale, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Enterprise Sourcing team has been established to support all of the Corporate functions’ Sourcing & procurement requirements. In addition the Enterprise Sourcing team is responsible for supporting the business Segments in developing and executing Category Management strategies for Marketing, Professional Services and Supply Chain categories.

The position is one of 2 key roles within the recently created Marketing/Professional Services Sourcing function. The Senior Manager, Enterprise Sourcing – Media & Digital Marketing Services will lead and manage a team that is responsible for collaborating/coordinating on all facets of Sourcing activities related to Media & Digital Marketing services with the Corporate/Segment sourcing teams and Senior Stakeholders in the Media categories. This includes responsibility, under the guidance of the Category Director, for developing and delivering the Media & Digital Marketing Services category strategies through Strategic Category Plans for the Walt Disney Company and collaborating with the International Category teams.

The Senior Manager will support the establishment and facilitation of “sub-category Boards” comprised of participants from multiple segments, arranging and providing internal and external information to enable the Boards to set and approve the strategies and plans for the Marketing sub-categories.

This position requires excellent communication and internal customer service abilities as the Director will be responsible for interfacing with Global & Local Sourcing/Marketing/Finance/Business Unit clients on a regular basis. This person will also recommend and set procurement strategies/priorities along with the Director, Marketing & Professional Services, in support of Global Sourcing and Procurement Plans.

The Snr Manager, Enterprise Sourcing – Marketing & Creative Services will be accountable for establishing SLA’s with each respective Business Segment and will be accountable for delivering against them. The individual will also provide thought leadership on procurement/sourcing strategies regarding operations, processes and infrastructure improvements. This position will ensure consistency in approach and quality and depth of analysis during the procurement/sourcing process.

Responsibilities :

  • Under the guidance of the Director, Marketing & Professional services, support and facilitate the establishment of “Category Boards” for the Marketing & creative services categories and lead the development of long term category strategies based on the direction set by the boards. This will require bringing senior executives together from different Segment to develop common interests and strategies.

  • In alignment with the overall Category objectives, establish and manage annual SLA’s with each TWDC Segment with focus on;

  • Sub-category plans

  • Spend Influenced

  • Communication

  • Value generation/Savings/ROI

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of the 3-5 sub-category plans in alignment with the Segment 5 year strategic Planning process and delivering against the targets set jointly by ES and the business segments.

  • Lead large marketing projects/RFP’s/Pitches from source to contract.

  • Together with the Director, Enterprise Sourcing, MK & PS, develop annual operating plans for the Marketing and Creative services team and delivering against the targets set jointly by ES and the business segments. In addition, contribute to the development of the Enterprise Sourcing AOP

  • Develop and implement tools to allow rigorous cost and market analysis to be completed by the Sourcing professionals

  • Ensure consistent application of procurement processes across constituent groups

  • Assist as needed in sourcing and operational negotiations

  • Develop, implement, monitor and report performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance

  • Build and maintain relationships with key Segment/Functional executives to ensure full understanding and support for sourcing & procurement initiatives – becoming a trusted advisor.

  • Develop, track, and report savings, spending compliance and variances: communicate results with the Director, Enterprise Sourcing and selected stakeholders

  • Perform user and supplier compliance audits as appropriate

  • Provide leadership, direction and management to the Marketing & Creative Services sourcing team

  • Build/establish strategic relationships with key suppliers.

  • Serve as a business partner to Segment/Functional key stakeholders by identifying their critical business requirements and providing procurement services to meet/exceed their expectations

  • Provide rigorous cost and market analysis following the models established by Strategic Sourcing focusing on the total cost of ownership

  • Prepare for and execute clear, structured negotiations following the Strategic Sourcing process

  • Identify, develop and deploy best practice supplier management, procurement and Category management practices

  • Drive internal skill/capability development to broaden and build staff skill sets

  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances

Basic Qualifications :

  • 10+ Years of experience in Sourcing & Procurement

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ leadership experience in a strategic sourcing and procurement environment

  • 3-5 years Category Management Experience developing and implementing Media category plans

  • Exposure to Marketing, Media & Consulting services

  • Supporting Senior Marketing executives in developing and implementing sourcing strategies

  • Executive presence, presentation and engagement.

  • Traditional, digital and social media category sourcing knowledge and experience in working with large media agencies.

  • Good understanding of the digital & social Media market place.

  • Experience working on upfront media buying agreements

  • Able to demonstrate Strong knowledge of Category Management framework (analysis, strategy, implementation, measurement) and proven experience in creating category strategies

  • Basic knowledge of technology as an enabler to driver value across Marketing services

  • Demonstrate the ability to exceed the demands of various internal stakeholders across multiple business units and regions

  • Demonstrate the ability to work strategically and develop strong business cases for change

  • Ability to lead and manage multi-cultural, geographically dispersed teams

  • Experience in leading & managing virtual teams

  • Detailed and structured cost/financial analysis experience

  • Strong negotiation skills with an ability to influence clients at all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrated capability to build/sustain high performance teams

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Customer service orientation and client-centered focus

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Internal/external business consulting experience desired

  • Experience in Media, Entertainment or FMCG Multinational Companies

  • Willingness to travel (position may require up to 10% travel)

  • Experience in Sourcing Marketing & Media services in a Media & Entertainment environment

  • Knowledge of Marketing, Media & Creative services categories in International markets

  • Professional Sourcing qualification (e.g. SCM, MCIPS or Equivalent)

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Education :

  • MBA or another quantitative discipline preferred

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 427594BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)