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Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10084328 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Mar. 26, 2024

Job Summary:

Wherever you are in the amazing world of Disney, you are contributing to the stories of our iconic brands, recognised by audiences everywhere for entertainment, information and inspiration. Innovation, imagination and inclusion are at the core of Disney, defining the experience that we deliver as well as providing the foundation of our success. The scope of our business, combined with global growth and collaboration result in an inclusive employee experience characterised by continuous learning, development and achievement.

The Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing is responsible for managing Apparel categories and supporting the Senior Manager. The Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing has responsibility for anticipating production market shifts and developing breakthrough ideas and processes to continually mitigate risk. The Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing will be responsible for developing and executing short and long-term sourcing strategies, driving factory relationships, initial cost negotiations, production follow up, and is accountable for all strategic details and decisions of all categories.


  • Inspires and motivates peer and direct reports (as applicable).
  • Proactively drives measurable efficiencies of team communications, tasks, and overall workflow to support continuous improvement.
  • Facilitates short and long-term sourcing strategies for managed categories, setting priorities, objectives, and action plans to improve supply base and mitigate risk with measurable accountability.
  • Travel internationally/domestically to build factory and supplier relationships, and continuously expand product knowledge/expertise. Be the expert in all key sourcing regions.
  • Assists in the leveraging opportunities, trains and executes sourcing strategies for global site-specific items.
  • Drives product to meet Disney quality standards and elevate supplier performance with measurable results

  • Partner with US-based Sourcing team to drive market exploration and diversification.
  • Transform data into information and collaborate with Quality Assurance team on root cause/corrective action.
  • Manages the development process, supporting on time delivery and driving profitability while maintaining design vision.
  • Drives product development management, communicating key milestones and deadlines within the sample approval process.
  • Drives proactive production tracking, communicating and troubleshooting exceptions and delays.
  • Negotiates costing and proposes value engineering options to achieve profitability goals while ensuring product vision is achieved.
  • Seeks new ideas, techniques, and materials to drive product innovation.
  • Identifies opportunities to leverage cross-category tools, information, processes and resources to optimize category performance.
  • Collaborates with factory and Product Design to bring new art techniques and applications and researching trends.
  • Understands market behavior and suggests strategy options to mitigate risk, protect the Disney brand, and achieve competitive advantage.
  • Develops and maintains a stable and socially compliant supply base that meets ILS MCS, regulatory standards, and other established supplier performance requirements.
  • Proactively addresses issues with timely and high-caliber communication and actions.


  • 8 – 10 years’ experience in Global Sourcing and/or Merchandising
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Product-specific technical degree and/or manufacturing experience a plus
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written)
  • Ability to communicate in other languages would be a plus
  • Strong knowledge of product-specific construction standards, materials, and manufacturing processes/techniques.
  • Outstanding negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance conflicting priorities between creative design and cost of goods objectives.
  • Proficient in English and Mandarin or native dialects where applicable
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and strategy-formulation skills.
  • Ability to influence internal stake holders and drive efficient decision-making.
  • Understanding of macro-economic pressures and variables that influence global sourcing decisions.
  • Experience in merchandise sourcing and production management.
  • Strong computer skills. (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, MicroCharts, etc.)

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


About Consumer Products Games & Publishing:

Disney Experiences brings the magic of Disney stories and franchises to life through theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, unique vacation experiences, products and more around the world. Disney shines in the travel industry with six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Plus, Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business; the world's largest children's publishing brands; one of the world's largest licensors of games across all platforms; and Disney store locations around the world and on the web.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia), which is part of a business we call Consumer Products Games & Publishing.

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