The Walt Disney Company Sourcing Specialist II- Enterprise Sourcing, Office 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 Sourcing Specialist (II) will be part of a team responsible for Enterprise Sourcing activities related to Corporate Services categories, with a focus on client management, category management, and supplier management, in support of the business unit and/or segment. This individual will be accountable for partnering with various stakeholders and supporting sourcing initiatives that achieve value without compromising business strategy and performance.

Responsibilities :

  • Participate and lead cross-functional sourcing projects with key internal stakeholders

  • Evaluate vendors, firms and other consultants based on pre-determined selection criteria

  • Develop and lead RFI/RFP’s process for various goods and professional services, in accordance with TWDC policy and procedures

  • Analyze bids based on total cost/supply to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value

  • Prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology

  • Prepare and execute contracts as well as perform post-award administration (e.g. negotiating, issuing change orders, contract closeouts)

  • Understand and assist in the development and execution of performance management programs with suppliers that focus on quality, responsiveness, and cost

  • Ensure compliance with Disney policies and Sourcing best practices

  • Communicate and report to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making

  • Analyze marketing industry trends and conditions that affect internal stakeholders and external suppliers and/or pricing

  • Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices

  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a strategic sourcing or procurement discipline

  • Strong project management experience, capable of leading and managing an array of initiatives from project initiation thru final presentation

  • Ability to interact with and establish relationships with employees at all levels

  • Ability to analyze complex processes and lead workgroups to help resolve problem areas

  • Demonstrated capacity to influence future clients at all levels in the organization

  • Detail oriented and highly organized

  • High-energy, self-motivated with a desire to excel in a multi stakeholder environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity


Knowledge of:

  • Sourcing & Procurement processes

  • Sourcing tools and programs

  • Basic legal terms & conditions

Required Education :

BA/BS degree required, preferably in Business, Supply Chain Management or other quantitative discipline

Preferred Education :

MBA, 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: 445672BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)