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Senior Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10081319 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Mar. 25, 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 Senior Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing is responsible for leading a Sourcing within the Global Merchandise Sourcing organization. The Senior Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing has responsibility for ensuring the development and execution of short-term (seasonal) and long-term sourcing strategies that support the creative direction while ensuring margin objectives and all other high-level business deliverables are met or exceeded. The Senior Manager is expected to support and drive team and suppliers to meet company’s goal.


  • Develops, mentors and trains teams providing appropriate direction, resources and environment needed for success
    • Manages global initiatives, projects, processes & resources to produce desired outcomes (Ensures that appropriate processes are launched and utilized to deliver safe products and environments for both Cast & Guests)
    • Engages suppliers & colleagues across the organization to optimize performance, ensure Disney Quality Requirements and drive innovation beyond a specific "buy" or purchase order (drives continuous improvement internally and within supply base to elevate supplier performance with measurable results)
    • Educates & cultivates suppliers to ensure production & development of project meets desired timeline
  • Oversees the development of 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
    • Travels domestically and internationally to evaluate the viability of worldwide market opportunities, build vendor relationships, and continuously expand product knowledge/expertise
    • Drives market exploration and diversification
    • Uses product knowledge to drive leveraging opportunities across the segment and/or other Disney lines of businesses
    • Assists in the monthly business review process; collecting, tracking, and measuring cost mitigation efforts by business site, Department, Product, etc.
    • Proposes and implements solutions to achieve sourcing strategies for global site-specific items
    • Manages best-in-class vendor base strategies to maximize profitability and minimize risk so that vendor base shows measurable progress in all managed categories (earns the trust & respect of suppliers through facilitating win-win situations)
    • Actively engaged and highly familiar with advanced features and functionality of existing sourcing technology (suggests new uses for existing technology, as well as new technologies altogether)
  • Drives profitability over divisional categories ensuring the proactive monitoring of mix and cause of change drivers and aggressive value engineering and negotiation efforts
    • Uses product and market knowledge to oversee the achievement of product category margin goals
    • Identifies opportunities to leverage cross-category tools, information, processes and resources to optimize organizational performance and support
    • Mitigates cost increases with creative solutions based on supply chain leveraging, value engineering and market shifts
    • Seeks, develops and drives innovative negotiation strategies that lead to significant cost and/or efficiency savings
    • Applies appropriate analytics to achieve optimal total acquisition cost agreements
  • Anticipates market behavior, develops, and drives associated supplier strategies to mitigate risk, protect the Disney brand and achieve competitive advantage.
    • Articulates and reports out on market trends, key economic indicators, and geopolitical risk, along with their associated impact on sourcing strategies. Develops and monitors priorities, objectives & action plans in response.
    • Uses, cost control, and quality assurance


  • 10 – 12 years’ experience in Global Sourcing, Product Development, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Product-specific technical degree and/or manufacturing experience a plus
  • Drive and assist to develop clear and consistent strategies to achieve the organizational vision
  • Demonstrates great leadership skills, proactively recruits, retains, and develops a diverse range of talented people
  • Translates strategy into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans; driving large scale initiatives that reshape global business processes
  • Develops appropriate metrics and drives executive reporting to assess business performance
  • Uses knowledge of the company's products and services to manage the needs of diverse stakeholders (Collaborating with both cross-functional teams and vendors)
  • Establishes and nurtures critical internal and external partnerships and alliances
  • Proactively seeks new opportunities, ideas, techniques, and materials to drive product innovation with both new and existing suppliers
  • Leverages synergy opportunities across functions and business
  • Examines issues from a broad perspective, considering impact beyond immediate scope (Makes sound business decisions that balance competing priorities)
  • Manages projects, processes, and resources to produce desired outcomes
  • Creates an environment that develops breakthrough ideas and innovative strategies through the thinking and measured risk taking
  • Leads the change effort from inception to the attainment of desired results, constantly "Raising the Bar" (Coaches others through change)
  • Encourages team builds for both global and segment-wide relationships
  • Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards
  • Understands the unique development opportunities and career goals of each member of the team and provides challenging work assignments, along with, timely and relevant coaching and feedback
  • Addresses performance issues and takes appropriate action
  • Recognizes and rewards the achievement of others
  • Learns from personal and organizational experiences
  • Acts with good business acumen

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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