The Walt Disney Company Senior Sourcing Specialist in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

The Senior Sourcing Specialist is responsible for managing a merchandise category and supporting the Associate Sourcing Manager or Manager, Sourcing across multiple categories. The Senior Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for supporting short and long-term sourcing strategies and is accountable for managing the sample development submission, order/production follow-up.

The Senior Sourcing Specialist will also assist Manager to monitor factory relationships and initiate vendor set-up, ISU form upon order award.

Responsibilities :

  • Proactively assists and drives measurable efficiencies of team communications, tasks, and overall workflow to support continuous improvement.

  • Participates and supports the growth of global and segment-wide relationships.

  • Supports short and long-term sourcing strategies for managed category set by management; proactively assists set priorities, objectives, and follow up action plans to improve supply base and mitigate risk with measurable accountability.

  • Assists leveraging opportunities and executes sourcing strategies for global site-specific items.

  • Collaborates with Quality Assurance team to ensure products placed with managed suppliers are meeting Disney quality standards.

  • Closely track product development management, communicating key milestones and deadlines within the sample approval process.

  • Manages production tracking report, driving communication and troubleshooting exceptions and delays proactively

  • Assists cost negotiation and works with suppliers on value engineering options to achieve profitability goals while ensuring product vision is achieved;

  • Identifies opportunities to leverage cross-category tools, information, processes and resources to optimize category performance.

  • Supports discussion and collaboration with factory and Product Design to seek new ideas, art techniques, applications and materials to drive product innovation.

  • Travels domestically to ensure production of merchandise continues to meet Disney quality standards. and continuously learn the product diversity opportunities of the factory, expand product knowledge/expertise.

  • Be the expert in all key sourcing regions.

  • Assists Manager to drive continuous improvement within supply base to elevate supplier performance with measurable results.

  • Work closely with Manager to maintain a stable and socially compliant supply base that meets ILS MCS, regulatory standards, and other established supplier performance requirements. Proactively addresses issues with timely and high-caliber executive-level communication and actions.

  • Proactively addresses issues to Sourcing Manager timely.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strong knowledge of product-specific construction standards, materials, and manufacturing processes/techniques.

  • Good negotiation skills.

  • Proficient in English and Mandarin or Cantonese.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to influence vendors and drive production efficiency

  • Understanding of China and Global testing, safety, and labeling requirements and impact to product design

  • Experience in merchandise sourcing and production management.

  • Strong computer skills. (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, MicroCharts, etc.)

  • Ability to work on multiple projects within specified time frames.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Understanding of free-trade agreements, duties and resulting impact of sourcing strategies.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 5 years’ experience in Global Sourcing and/or Merchandising

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Product-specific technical degree and/or manufacturing experience a plus

  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written)

  • Ability to communicate in other languages would be a plus

Job ID: 555441BR

Location: Kwun Tong,Hong Kong

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media