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Senior Sourcing Specialist, Corporate Services


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 Senior Sourcing Specialist will be part of an Enterprise Sourcing team responsible for Sourcing & Procurement activities related to Global Security, Global Mobility, and various 3rd party operational services with a focus on client management, category management, and supplier management in support of the business units 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

  • 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 Sourcing policies and 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

  • 5+ years’ experience in a Strategic Sourcing environment
  • Strong analytical/project skills, capable of leading and managing an array of initiatives from project initiation through final presentation

Skills Required:

  • 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
  • Excellent communicator able to demonstrate communicating effectively with senior management
  • High-energy, self-motivated with a desire to excel in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Strong negotiation skills

Knowledge of:

  • Sourcing & Procurement processes and best practices
  • Sourcing tools and programs
  • Basic legal terms & conditions

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree required, specialization in Business, Supply Chain Management or other quantitative discipline preferred
  • CPM or similar certification

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

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