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Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 524337BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Brand Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Date posted Apr. 26, 2018

Job Summary:

The DCPI Sourcing & Procurement team is responsible to drive value for our internal partners through sourcing engagements while mitigating risk, increasing compliance and creating efficiencies in the sourcing and procurement processes for all DCPI Lines of Business (LOBs) across North America. The team provides support to the numerous stakeholders across the Segments including; Disney Publishing Worldwide, The Disney Stores, Disney Digital Network, Integrated Retail and Games & Interactive Experiences along with all other DCPI business areas.

The Manager, Strategic Sourcing will work on a wide range of categories directly or collaboratively with other TWDC Sourcing verticals in the areas of Freight/Logistics, Print/Publishing, Marketing, Creative/Games, Professional Services, Technology and Construction. He or she will be responsible for building relationships across the stakeholder community, developing industry subject-matter expertise, executing sourcing strategies, building relationships across the internal stakeholder communities and with our key vendors and implementing a strong Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) program, leading RFP’s and negotiating contracts.

This role reports in the Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing.


  • Support Senior Management in developing annual operating plan and identifying new sourcing opportunities while driving measurable cost savings and efficiencies across sourcing engagements
  • Manage end-to-end sourcing process including market research, planning, RFP, negotiations, contracting, implementation and ongoing supplier management
  • Provide rigorous cost and market analysis focusing on the total value contribution
  • Prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following the Strategic Sourcing process
  • Ensure compliance, cost savings and performance measures are established, tracked and achieved
  • Manage, lead, develop and mentor 1-2 direct reports
  • Develop and nurture relationships with key internal stakeholders within the Business, Finance, Legal and IT, and establish strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires 2+ years’ experience in sourcing and procurement of goods and services.
  • Four or more years’ experience with direct reports
  • Ability to interact with and establish relationships with stakeholders from the Manager to VP level
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills (in detail and big picture)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience building business cases to influence change
  • Experience with SAP, Ariba or other ERP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Internal or external business consulting experience highly desired
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing/Procurement or Supply Chain Management/Logistics processes
    and methodologies
  • Experience defining, building, and implementing project strategies and Supplier Relationship Management programs
  • Professional certification in I.S.M, Logistics, S.C.M. or similar

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, finance, engineering or business required.

Preferred Education

  • Graduate degree in business or another quantitative or technical discipline

About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media:

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Global Licensing, Disney Retail, Publishing and Digital Media, and Games, Apps, and Labs. The segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations and bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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