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Sourcing Specialist - Design & Construction

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10010260 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Aug. 12, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

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

Job Summary:

Sourcing Specialist - Design & Construction

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

This role is part of the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) Strategic Sourcing team which supports internal stakeholders within the Design and Construction sector. A major client is Facility Asset Management (FAM), a large Project Management organization. The Sourcing Specialist will execute sourcing decisions in selecting service providers to maximize the value of multi-million(s) dollar annual spend and to mitigate risks through effective contracting processes and negotiations. This includes supporting Supplier Relationship Management, conforming contracts, running ITBs and/ or RFPs, negotiating deals, managing key suppliers, ensuring regulatory compliance, facilitating process improvements and bringing stakeholders together for collaboration to leverage spend; all while keeping the highest level of ethical and work excellence.


  • Bid and award professional design (or consulting) and construction contracts for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts project management teams
  • Pre-qualify vendors for consideration: analysis of financials, performance, capabilities, certifications, etc.
  • Engage all internal stakeholders for key decision making associated to overarching contact and/ or sourcing strategy for portfolio, project/ contract awards and/ or other critical pieces of business coming from the management of open contracts
  • Use of industry knowledge in one and/ or more categories (of design and/ or field-implementation) including, but not limited to: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, architectural, life-safety systems, painting and/ or flooring
  • Mentor/train interns or newer cast in sourcing process/ procedure

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years working in a sourcing specialist, contract administration, and/ or category management role and/ or have relevant work experience in the field of construction: project management and/ or estimating
  • Knowledge of various contract types (Lump Sum, Design Build, Unit – Rate, Guaranteed – Max; etc.) and their appropriate use
  • Experience facilitating an Invitation to Bid from inquiry to contract award and all associated contract management support through close-out
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate potential risk exposure throughout the ITB Process: bid list creation, sourcing strategy development (includes scope/ schedule, etc.) through post bid conversation and award recommendation/ contract issuance
  • Skilled in utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT for Presentations etc.) to analyze data, prepare and execute contracts and/ or provide summary presentations as needed
  • Communication is consistently clear, concise, and relevant to the audience.
  • Ability to adapt communications to variety of leadership and can help / assist with training and guidance of clients on process and procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop successful relationships with peers, clients/ internal stakeholders and third-party vendors
  • Effectively manage all types of meetings with varied internal and external attendance (prebid, project meetings, post bid conversations, sourcing strategy discussions)
  • Experience with executing a Supplier Relationship Management program with critical suppliers


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned or related fields/disciplines

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree or post-graduate education
  • Five plus years of relevant experience
  • Relevant certifications such as CPSM, CPIM, DAWIA, Engineering Intern, or equivalents
  • Construction and/or Design experience: could include years of in-field support Estimating, Project Management, etc.
  • Demonstrated performance as a subject matter expert with the ability to manage sourcing projects with higher risks and complexity often translating to high value efforts and a higher volume of workload
  • Expert in contracts and contract negotiations

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About 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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Worldwide Services, 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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