Sourcing Specialist- Food & BeverageApply Now Apply Later Job ID 831103BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 09/22/2021
Since its founding in 1923, The Walt Disney Company and its affiliated companies have remained faithful to their commitment to produce unparalleled entertainment experiences based on the rich legacy of quality creative content and exceptional storytelling. The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: Media Networks, Studio Entertainment, Direct-to-Consumer and International; and Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products
Understand and assist in the development and execution of performance management programs with suppliers that focus on quality, service responsiveness, and cost
Assist with AOP development; forecast and track AOP
Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances
Evaluate total cost / supply analysis to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value
Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices
Continually assess market conditions and develop sourcing strategies that maximize value to the Company
Evaluate supplier fit based on pre-determined selection criteria; prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology
Ensure compliance with Sourcing and Procurement policies and best practices
Lead cross-functional sourcing projects that meet internal client’s requirements
Communicate and report to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making
Analyze marketing industry trends and conditions that affect internal stakeholders and external suppliers and/or pricing
Develop, implement, monitor and report status, performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance
1-3 years’ experience in the operations, strategic sourcing and / or supply chain disciplines
Strong relationship building skills to effectively engage stakeholders
Ability to effectively communicate with various peer / client communication styles
Strong proficient written and oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Ability / desire to work in diverse environment
Organizational and time management skills to juggle multiple projects
3-5 years’ experience in the food and beverage operations, strategic sourcing and / or supply chain disciplines
Prior work experience within Distributor, Hotel, Manufacturer, or Restaurant business
Analytical problem solving skills to formulate calculations to support recommendations and strategic thinking ability
Internal customer focus – ability to identify / solicit key stakeholder needs; develop solutions to address their needs
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Food and Beverage industry trends and conditions
Sourcing & Procurement processes
Professional certification in C.P.M., Logistics or S.C.M.
• Bachelor’s degree required in Business, other quantitative discipline or equivalent working experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, International Studies or other related area of educational focus preferred
About Walt Disney World Resort:
Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.
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 segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.
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.