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Director - Sourcing & Procurement

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 753220BR Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Mar. 10, 2020

Job Summary:

Overall Purpose of the role :

The individual will be part of Disney’s International Sourcing and Procurement division, which is responsible for Procurement activities outside of domestic US and will be responsible for leading/managing Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Operations / Centralized Casual Buying (CCB) of all goods/services in support of TWDC India(Non-Content) & SEA(All categories) responsible for ~ $ 300M of spend.


Areas of Responsibility :

Strategic Sourcing:
  • Serve as a business partner to Business Unit key stakeholders by identifying their critical business requirements and providing Sourcing & Procurement services to meet/exceed their expectations
  • Build/establish strategic relationships with key suppliers to drive enhanced value and innovation
  • Provide rigorous cost and market analysis following the models established by Strategic Sourcing focusing on the total cost of ownership
  • Prepare for and execute clear, structured negotiations following the Strategic Sourcing process
  • Manage e-Procurement catalog content development, coordinated with International and Global teams
  • Provide and lead Strategic procurement services that provide low cost/best value to constituents while considering impact on operations, customers and competitors
  • Implement cost effective technologies to increase transaction efficiencies and drive down overall cost of procurement
  • Ensure consistent application of procurement processes across constituent groups
  • Identify, develop and deploy best practice supplier management, procurement and supply chain practices
  • Drive internal skill/capability development to broaden and build staff skill sets
  • Institutionalize procurement performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance
  • Responsible for the creation and execution of annual operating plans and 5yr strategic sourcing plan.
  • Ensure compliance, cost savings and performance measures are established, tracked and achieved
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances
  • Is accountable for the savings delivery for India & SEA

Procurement Operations/Centralised Casual Buying (CCB):
  • Manage Procurement Operations/CCB leader for India & SEA and his/her team. Help the team with advise and support on requests from various vendors, stake holders and process related issues
  • Identify current process issues an liaise with ASC team based in Shanghai and the US
  • Identify solutions for the issues and design an action plan for testing and execution of new ideas
  • Liaise and work with the Global teams (DWSS and ASC) to identify improvement opportunities to ensure an efficient end to end Procure To Pay(PTP) process
  • Provide feedback and ideas to the Global team in the process of designing and introducing new systems and software
  • Partner with the IFS and CI teams to rollout new processes & systems testing and execution such as P-Card or SAP enhancements
  • Partner with the Finance teams to improve the accuracy of the coding
  • Provide input into designing KPIs for the function performance to the leadership on a quarterly basis
  • Design strategic process improvements to reduce the dependency on manual process
  • Partner with the Continuous Improvement team and other Procurement Operations/CCB teams to standardize, improve and optimize the PTP process and tools
  • Educate the requestors and business units on the procurement policies and offer training as required. Provide input in the CCB and Requestor training materials as required
  • Liase with Management Audit and take responsibility for audit action items relating to procurement

Reporting Relationship:
  • The Sourcing & Procurement Director – India & SEA will report to the Sourcing and Procurement Director – APAC with a dual report into the TWDC India & SEA CFO.

  • Direct responsibility for managing 42 resources across Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Operations/CCB

Basic Qualifications:

Experience & Qualifications required :
  • 12+ years’ experience leading Sourcing & Procurement organization – preferably in an Entertainment/ Media/ Telecommunications or service-oriented company
  • Degree in Business or Finance preferred
  • CPM, CIPs, EIPM or similar certification
  • Internal/external business consulting experience desired
  • Experience working in a multinational / multi LOB environment
  • Experience in Media, Entertainment, or Technology Industries
  • Internal / external business consulting experience
  • Experience in managing a cross functional team (LOB and territory)

Additional Information:

Skills Required:
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent stakeholder influencing skills
  • Advanced analytical skills to support complex financial modeling
  • Experience in problem solving and analytical methods is critical
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Category Management expertise
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels
  • Ability/desire to work in a multi-cultural, multi territory environment

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 UTV Software Communications Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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