Skip to main content

Costume Buyer - Temporary Assignment (TA)/Project Hire (PH)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10078519 Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Feb. 12, 2024

Job Summary:

Through innovative storytelling and collaboration, Disney Live Entertainment crafts, produces, and delivers remarkable and engaging entertainment experiences! From the intimate to the spectacular, our work can be seen at Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships, and other locations the world over. This diverse team – representing a wide variety of fields and talents from technical directors, writers and lighting designers to choreographers, cosmetologists, and music producers – brings magical worlds to life through technical expertise, performance excellence, incomparable ingenuity, unparalleled spectacle… and a dash of pixie dust!

The Costume Buyer facilitates the purchase of various raw goods and products that support entertainment offerings around the globe. This role will replenish existing products as well as assist with new development as needed. We facilitate conversations with vendors all over the world to get high-quality products on time and on budget.

This position reports to the Area Manager of Costume Buying.

This is a temporary role with no guarantee of permanent placement.  

What You Will Do

  • Conduct research for raw goods that will be used in products

  • Place orders for fabrics, trims, notions, and garments in SAP, and monitor delivery dates for commodities/components being ordered

  • Monitor warehouse inventory and complete withdrawal transactions when needed

  • Work with vendors and develop garment bid packages for specific commodities

  • Ensure receipt by vendors. Issue fabric requests and secure all required garment samples

  • Partner with various clients to ensure costume quality is maintained

  • Follow all The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) procurement policies

  • Meet customer service requirements for service and value

  • Maintain files of signed vendor contracts, requests for proposals, and bid exception forms

  • Communicate production status to partners

  • Track and clear blocked invoices via communication with requestors

  • Guide assignments for a select group of hourly union cast members

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years experience in apparel or hardline purchasing and/or sourcing

  • Experience communicating (written & verbal) with all levels of partners (internal and external)

  • Cost analysis and comparison experience

  • Garment construction and terminology experience

  • Experience solving complex problems and influencing outcomes

  • Experience negotiating with and coming to a mutually beneficial outcome

  • Experience leading workflow and project budgets

  • Experience gaining consensus from various levels of collaborators up to and including Executives

  • Experience with continuous improvement process

  • Ability to work around all types of fibers, fabrics, and furs

  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including weekends and holidays

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP purchasing module, Yunique PLM, and Access

  • Experience in Textiles or the Apparel industry

  • Knowledge of international shipping processes and global sourcing

  • Experience with garment specification or technical specification writing

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required

  • Advanced degree in Merchandising, Costuming, or Apparel related field is preferred

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

#DLEJobs #LI-CD1 #DXMedia

About Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening day.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions 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.

Apply Now Apply Later

Watch Our Jobs

Sign up to receive new job alerts and company information based on your preferences.

Specify LocationsSelect a job category from the list of options. Select a location from the list of options. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

@* UDS-4099 *@