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Sourcing Specialist (f/m/d)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 714380BR Location Papenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Oct. 23, 2019

Job Summary:

For our shibuilding team in Papenburg we are looking for a

Sourcing Specialist (f/m/d)

The Sourcing Specialist will be a part of the Disney team responsible for client management, category management, and technical solutions in support of Triton New Build Project.


This individual will be accountable for business unit sourcing initiatives that consider supply chain processes and infrastructure improvements to drive reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) without compromising business strategy and performance.The Sourcing Specialist will participate on cross- functional teams responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing arrangements with preferred suppliers.
The Sourcing Specialist will continuously improve the Company’s procure to pay process by identifying and leading efforts with affected departments to reduce cycle times, improve customer service and reduce total costs.
The Sourcing Specialist will source and negotiate supply relationships for internal clients
  • Provides quote management and order execution for Triton new build
  • Coordinates and confirms requirments for project stakeholders
  • Negotiates cost and lead time
  • Leverage global supply base to ensure acquisition of assigned categories
  • Escelates as needed to resolve issues, i.e. extended or missed timelines, order errors, and returns
  • Provides timely communication to stakeholder

The Sourcing Specialist leads Supplier Relationship Management program in support of the Sourcing Department goals

Establishes supplier performance metrics, process Improvement and value-add opportunities

The Sourcing Specialist will support DCL requirements for compliance with regulatory agencies (i.e. SOLAS, MARPOL, USCG, Lloyds Registry, etc)
The Sourcing Specialist will lead and/or support business efforts to protect the brand meet Corporate Citizenship goals in Environmentality and Supplier Diversity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Engineering, or other quantitiative discipline)
  • Superior negotiation, drafting, and writing skills
  • Al least 3 years experience in supporting a Sourcing and Procurement department
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in German and English

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: 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 Walt Disney Imagineering (Germany) GmbH, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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