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Sustainability Sourcing Project Manager– Consumables (Project Hire)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083138 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Apr. 22, 2024

Job Summary:

About the job

At The Walt Disney Company, we’re committed to supporting a healthier planet by implementing measurable actions as we operate and grow our business. We have an opportunity for you to develop & execute strategies to achieve our sustainability goals.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Merchandise Sourcing & Development, the Sustainability Sourcing Project Manager– Consumables (Project Hire) will support and influence the strategic direction towards achieving the Vertical Products Consumables business sustainability goals for the CPGP organization. This individual will leverage industry insights and deep knowledge of packaged food and beverage sustainability to drive strategy, feasibility assessment, and project execution in support of Disney’s Scope 3 Green House Gas reduction and Sustainable cocoa goals for their Vertical Products business.

This is a full-time Project Hire role - 12 months (possibility to extend)

You Will:

On any given day, as the Sustainability Sourcing Project Manager– Consumables (Project Hire) you might:

  • Develop a sustainability strategy and initiative roadmap for the Consumables (Disney branded food and beverage) team within Disney’s Vertical Product business to achieve our 2030 sustainability goals for Scope 3 emissions reduction and for cocoa to be from certified sustainable sources.
  • Analyze Vertical Product Consumables Scope 3 emissions data to prioritize Consumables areas of focus.
  • Train appropriate portions of our organization on what sustainable food and beverage means for Vertical Product’s Scope 3 emissions reduction strategy.
  • Complete project feasibility assessments for potential projects, with consideration of cost estimation, timeline, execution process, claims on product, packaging, key stakeholders, etc. Example projects may include deforestation-free cocoa, lower-carbon dairy ingredients, and environmentally-preferred ingredient substitutions.
  • Lead execution of approved projects and partnership with key collaborators.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise on RSPO certification for cocoa.
  • Work with suppliers to source food and beverage items and ingredients as part of project execution.
  • Strategic development of processes and systems to enable project execution and measure / track progress for Consumables sustainability goals through key KPIs and supporting business metrics.
  • Serve as day-to-day point of contact for sustainability matters, questions, or concerns within the Vertical Product Consumables business, and provide line-of-sight to Senior Manager on daily business issues.
  • Support strategies to identify key opportunities to scale product creation efforts, and streamline and simplify how we create and develop sustainable Consumable products.
  • Collaborate cross-company with other food sustainability subject matter experts to leverage learnings from other businesses, share our learnings, and leverage best practice sharing.
  • Collaborate with sustainability communications teams to leverage food and beverage sustainability storytelling opportunities.
  • Contribute to a positive culture that champions partnership, creativity, and innovation while driving accountability to results.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in a sustainability related field
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in the food and beverage industry
  • Previous experience with Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade certification for cocoa products
  • Subject matter expertise on RSPO certification
  • Proven analytical capabilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Project management skills
  • Experience sourcing ingredients and packaged foods
  • Experience managing supplier relationships
  • Familiarity with working in—or with—large matrixed organizations
  • Strong communication skills and capacity to develop and deliver presentations, including demonstrated experience in creating visually compelling decks and materials
  • Teammate with track record for building strong working relationships
  • Ability to balance shifting priorities to lead and deliver complex projects on time

Preferred Education

  • Science, Engineering, or Business bachelor’s degree in related field.

About Consumer Products Games & Publishing:

Disney Experiences brings the magic of Disney stories and franchises to life through theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, unique vacation experiences, products and more around the world. Disney shines in the travel industry with 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. Plus, Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business; the world's largest children's publishing brands; one of the world's largest licensors of games across all platforms; and Disney store locations around the world and on the web.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 & Dist., LLC, which is part of a business we call Consumer Products Games & Publishing.

Disney Merchandise Sourcing & Dist., LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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