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Senior Manager, Sourcing & Procurement

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 524149BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Brand Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Date posted 02/08/2018
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 Stores, Disney Publishing Worldwide, The Disney Digital Network, Integrated Retail and Games & Interactive Experiences along with all other DCPI business areas.

The Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing will oversee 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 Others. He or she will be responsible for building relationships across the internal stakeholder communities and gain a deep understanding of their strategies and priorities. The candidate will also develop a robust understanding of DCPI’s supply base and build strong relationships with key external partners. The Sr. Manger will be responsible for big picture sourcing strategies as well as lead and oversee the sourcing process and negotiations all the way to contract close. He or She will build an inclusive, high-performance team environment mentoring and developing 3-4 team members.

This role reports in the Director, DCPI Sourcing & Procurement.


  • Participate and lead components of annual operating preparation & project plan for the Sourcing team and identify new sourcing opportunities while driving measurable cost savings and efficiencies across sourcing engagements
  • Oversee 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
  • Develop and lead structured negotiations following the Strategic Sourcing process
  • Ensure compliance, cost savings and performance measures are established, tracked and achieved
  • Build and manager high-performance team of 3-4 (1-2 direct reports)
  • Works in close collaboration with the Procurement team to identify opportunities to add controls, visibility and drive efficiencies
  • Dynamic individual who excels in a team environment (be a team player) and who will act as a change agent to challenge the status quo
  • Strong multitasking skills and ability to lead and influence multiple projects simultaneously
  • 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 7+ years’ related progressive experience in marketing, sourcing, finance, operations, and/or supply chain disciplines with increasing leadership responsibility
  • Four or more years’ experience with direct reports
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with Strategic Sourcing/Procurement processes and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear and concise communications & presentations to Sr. Leadership
  • Ability to interact with and establish relationships with stakeholders from the Manager to SVP level
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills (in detail and big picture)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience building business cases to influence change
  • Self-motivated individual capable of managing work with little direct supervision
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP, Ariba or other ERP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Internal or external business consulting experience highly desired
  • 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.
  • Graduate degree in business or another quantitative or technical discipline.

Company Overview

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) that extends the Disney brand across Merchandise, Publishing, Mobile Games and Disney Stores. Product categories range from apparel, toys, home decor and books to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art.

Additional Information

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