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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 784796BR Location New York, New York, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 09, 2021

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers, we make the impossible, possible. We do this through unmatched creativity and use of cutting-edge technology to bring stories to life through our movies, licensed products, interactive games, theme parks and resorts, television networks & streaming services. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Marketing Sourcing Team collaborates with Media & Marketing professionals across the Walt Disney Company, to maximize the value of our marketing investments, by creatively crafting deals that deliver value across the enterprise, and improving the way we do business with our partners. The Marketing Category includes, Advertising, Digital, Social Media, CRM, Market Research, Marketing Technology, and other marketing services.

The focus of this role is to work with marketing stakeholders to make smart sourcing decisions in selecting agencies, technologies & other service providers, to maximize the value of our $1.9B in marketing investments, and to mitigate risks through smart contract negotiations. This includes running RFP’s, negotiating enterprise & segment level deals, managing supplier relationships, recommending best-in-class suppliers & innovations, facilitating process improvements and bringing stakeholders across the segments together for collaboration and leveraging opportunities. We serve as the connective tissue across the segments, creating broader opportunities than what is possible at the segment level.


Join a dynamic team that is responsible for the strategic sourcing of Marketing, Creative Services and Technologies for The Walt Disney Company, building relationships with key marketing executives, advising them on how to engage the market to identify the best supplier partners, leading the deal negotiations, and helping to optimize the supplier relationships. You will work on a wide variety of initiatives that will keep the role exciting, exposing you to many of the marketing disciplines such as creative, digital, social, market research, PR, events, short form production, technology & innovation, etc. and enabling your growth in strategic thinking, relationship building, creative problem solving, process improvement, innovation sourcing, and other key skills that will develop you as a strong business leader. You will also be tasked with developing subject-matter expertise in a specific marketing discipline, through research, networking, leading key projects and building relationships with leaders in that discipline.

Our team curates programs and content to bring the Disney Marketing Community together to collaborate, network and share best practices, and we lead cross-enterprise initiatives that require us to coordinate across all divisions, orchestrating complex deals that must account for the needs of our very different businesses. Working with marketing leaders across a dynamic entertainment conglomerate like Disney creates many exciting opportunities, as we help them push the envelope on new and creative ways to build our marketing strategies and campaigns. Every day is different, and there are countless opportunities to contribute value to the business, while growing your own skills & capabilities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ Years of strategic sourcing with at least 3yrs of marketing services/category sourcing
  • Builds strong working relationships
  • Strategic thinker & creative problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Ability to lead teams & coach/develop talent
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to analyze a situation, and develop coherent insights and strategies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP
  • Strong PC skills ( Excel, Access, Power Point and Word)
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Creative, PR, Marcoms, Media or other marketing fields.
  • Marketing background is a plus.
  • Marketing Sourcing background is a plus.

Required Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field

Preferred Education

  • Masters Degree/MBA

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

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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