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Senior Sourcing Specialist


We are seeking a Senior Sourcing Specialist to join our Sourcing & Procurement team based in Hammersmith on a permanent basis. ResponsibilitiesAs a member of the Sourcing & Procurement team, the Senior Sourcing Specialist will play a key role in enabling The Walt Disney Company in EMEA to strategically manage the company’s third party spend across the General & Professional Services (GPS) categories for the UK and Nordics.
Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Category Lead in developing long term category strategy and strategic category plans for EMEA
  • Developing the Annual Operating Plan for the assigned areas of spend
  • Performing external market research and supplier pre-qualification activities
  • Managing the collection of user requirements across all business units
  • Proactively engaging territory peers and leads to ensure territory requirements are met, local knowledge and relationships are leveraged and Category strategy is applied consistently throughout the region
  • Performing supplier selection activities in partnership with appropriate Business Unit and other procurement constituents
  • Preparing and executing clear, structured negotiations
  • Providing rigorous cost and market analysis following the models established by Strategic Sourcing focusing on the total value of ownership
  • Delivering individual cost savings targets and the teams targets
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of market trends and conditions in the broadcast, media and technology space and understand how these affect suppliers, cost of goods/services, pricing, and the resulting impact to clients
  • Use market knowledge and data analysis to identify savings opportunities and contribute to a future pipeline of opportunities that meet category specific targets
  • Utilize commodity specialists within the Business Units and elsewhere within sourcing for market knowledge and product expertise
  • Interact with and influence stakeholders across the business and territories
  • Ensure compliance with sourcing policies, company standards and best practices
  • Leverage global scale and adhere to global categories where applicable
  • Ensures highest professional an ethical standards, and positively impacts the S&P reputation in the territory

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the core categories of GPS spend or NDX/UK territories
  • Professional certification – ideally completed or in process of studying for CIPS or equivalent
  • Experience developing and implementing sourcing strategies and leading supplier negotiations
  • Ability to identify/solicit key stakeholder needs and develop solutions to address their needs
  • Ability to effectively communicate strategic value of sourcing to key stakeholders across multiple BUs
  • Excellent facilitation and project management skills and the ability to manage a range of sometimes competing stakeholder interests and expectations
  • Ability to analyse complex data and use this to develop sourcing opportunities
  • Ability to apply market knowledge to sourcing projects to create extra value for stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of procurement practices and sourcing/supply chain trends and dynamics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in English and one other regional language preferred
  • Good understanding of legal aspects related to procurement contracts

Additional InformationWhat we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits
Right to work in the UK:

Please note that all of our UK based roles require you to have the existing right to work in the UK

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