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Strategic Sourcing Internship - Glendale, Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 736540BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jan. 07, 2020

Job Summary:

As a Strategic Sourcing intern, you will be given the unique opportunity to assist Ride & Design Imagineering and Adventures by Disney within our Strategic Sourcing department.


You will...
  • Perform various office administration functions.
  • Prepare and process inquiry and contract documents. This includes utilizing technical writing skills to draft key document content, including but not limited to Professional Services scopes of work.
  • Process and update critical reports for the department.
  • Maintain the vendor database including facilitating vendor presentations.
  • Develop technical presentations given to internal staff, project team staff, senior leadership, legal department and 3rd party vendors.
  • Act as a liaison and communicator with key vendors, which include but are not limited to scientists, engineers, consultants and contractors.
  • Provide detailed review and analysis of commercial and technical items of vendor proposals, with participation in vendor negotiations.
  • Provide detailed review and analysis of vendor financial/commercial data, including historical/benchmark spend, unit pricing, and labor/equipment rates.

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role...
  • Critical/technical/strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and presentation skills
  • Ability to take ownership and drive projects to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Professional demeanor, focused, articulate and well organized.

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior, Senior or Graduate student at an accredited college/university, earning a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Legal Studies or related field.
  • Cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must not have already completed one consecutive year of employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must possess a valid US driver's license
  • Must be compliant with The Disney Look
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney Cast Members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World Cast Members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland Cast Members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are June 2020 - January 2021. Applicants must have full time availability for the duration of the internship.

Housing: This internship is located in Glendale, CA. Interns will be responsible for providing their own housing.

Materials Required:
College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application
To upload this document:
  • Log into your dashboard
  • Click the second tab "Applications"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of this position
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what you want to add, select "Transcript"
  • Be sure your document is saved in this format: FirstName_LastName_Transcript

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., 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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