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Sourcing Specialist II/Sourcing Specialist III, Food&Beverage-Poultry


“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
The Sourcing Specialist will be a part of the Food and Beverage Category Sourcing Team and will be responsible for Food and Beverage related Strategic Sourcing activities with a focus on client management, category management, and technical solutions in support of business units within the Company. The role will manage the following the subcategories: Poultry, Eggs, Oils, and /or other further process proteins.

  • Understand and assist in the development and execution of performance management programs with suppliers that focus on quality, service responsiveness, and cost
  • Assist with AOP development; forecast and track AOP
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances
  • Evaluate total cost / supply analysis to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices
  • Continually assess market conditions and develop sourcing strategies that maximize value to the Company
  • Evaluate supplier fit based on pre-determined selection criteria; prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology
  • Ensure compliance with Sourcing and Procurement policies and best practices
  • Lead cross-functional sourcing projects that meet internal client’s requirements
  • 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
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report status, performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-3 years’ (Sourcing Specialist III) or 3-7 years’ (Sourcing Specialist II) experience in the processing / manufacturing, operations, purchasing, sales / marketing, strategic sourcing and / or supply chain disciplines
  • Strong relationship building skills to effectively engage stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various peer / client communication styles
  • Strong proficient written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability / desire to work in diverse environment
  • Organizational and time management skills to juggle multiple projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience within Agricultural / Land-Based Protein Sciences for Distributor, Manufacturer, Processor, or Nutritional / Pharmaceutical operations or businesses
  • Technical experience transitional to the food and beverage operations, strategic sourcing and / or supply chain disciplines
  • Analytical problem solving skills to formulate calculations to support recommendations and strategic thinking ability
  • Internal customer focus – ability to identify / solicit key stakeholder needs; develop solutions to address their needs
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Knowledge of:
    • Food and Beverage industry trends and conditions
    • Sourcing & Procurement processes
    • Supply Chain processes
    • Quality Assurance and Product Integrity / Safety
    • American Poultry Association
    • American Egg Board
    • Agricultural Science Association
    • European Animal Protein Association
  • Professional certification in C.P.M., Logistics or S.C.M.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Agricultural, Protein Science, Business, other Quantitative disciplines, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education

  • Poultry Science or Animal Science
  • Agricultural and / or Food Science
  • Respective Poultry, Animal, Agricultural, Food Sciences / Sales / Processing Industry experience desired
  • Master’s degree (i.e. MBA) would be beneficial

Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true. Additional InformationThis position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.

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