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Associate Sourcing Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 960948BR Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Apr. 24, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

Job Summary:

DISNEY GLOBAL SOURCING & COMPLIANCE is part of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division and functions within the Global Product Creation (GPC) organization. The GPC organization is focused on product/merchandise strategy, product & design, product R & D/innovation, and merchandise sourcing. Through these centers of excellence, we deliver high quality, innovative product that is safe and responsibly sourced to consumers in all retail channels around the world, while providing a unique guest experience. The Promotional Products Department supports Disney Parks Experiences, and Products (DPEP) through the sourcing of premiums for giveaway to internal employees and external clients. The team works towards continuously improving supplier relationships and cultivating global and cross-functional partnerships.


  • Assist/Manage the merchandise sourcing & production of select promotional products categories for Theme Parks & Resorts internal departments, Disney Stores, and alternative business model opportunities in partnership with the Sr. Manager, Promotional Products Department.
  • Partner on vendor strategy, product costing, manage vendor communication and production management related to promotional product categories.
  • Responsible for ensuring products meet established standards for safety and quality including monitoring quarterly Product Review Requests (PRRs) with product integrity partners.
  • Track progress of production cycle against key milestone dates through daily maintenance of the promotional tracking report.
  • Partner with client to align right-fit products and supplier relationships to deliver cost-effective solutions for high volume promotional item sourcing.
  • Continued discovery and updating of processes resulting in consolidated, efficient promotional buying activity.
  • Safeguarding compliance through training and communication with clients in a variety of business units.
  • Communicate production status to partners during meetings as required.
  • Ensure all products are shipped on time to support established promotional event launch dates.
  • Provide accurate shipment status information from factory to client.
  • Contact vendors to follow-up and verify the accuracy of provided data, resolve routine issues and ensure vendor alignment with Disney processes and procedures.
  • Follow up with vendor communication regarding any outstanding samples (Approval, PP/TOP, etc.)
  • Prepare standard ad-hoc reports as requested (production timelines, status updates, etc.).
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Manage the promotional process of new experiences, holiday and other key initiatives.
  • Attend cross-functional meetings and quarterly product line review meetings to understand key sourcing issues and action items.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Comfortable learning new things
  • Adapt quickly
  • Strong Organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience promotional category

  • Sourcing promotional products

Additional Information:


This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney 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 Disney Merchandise Sourcing & Distribution, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Merchandise Sourcing & Distribution, LLC 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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