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The Walt Disney Company Sourcing Specialist II in Anaheim, California

About the Role & Team

The Sourcing Specialist will be part of a sourcing team responsible for sourcing & procurement activities related to Materials Repair and Operational (MRO) supplies and services category. Responsibilities include client management, category management, and supplier management. Our team’s mission is to bring to Disney the best the marketplace has to offer! This person will be accountable for partnering with various team members and supporting sourcing initiatives that achieve value without compromising business strategy and performance.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and lead RFI and RFP process for goods and services under the MRO category in accordance with policy and procedures.

  • Evaluate total cost analysis to find opportunities in achieving optimal value and financial benefit

  • Prepare, and implement clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology

  • Execute/implement contracts as well as perform relevant post-award administration.

  • Lead cross-functional sourcing projects that meet internal client’s requirements while adhering to Strategic Sourcing’s principles and practices

  • Understand, analyze and assess marketing industry trends and conditions that affect pricing, availability, lead time, quality, etc. Continually assess market conditions and develop sourcing strategies that increase value to the Company.

  • Communicate and report to management the status of any critical external relationships that could adversely affect planning and decision-making

  • Understand and assist in the development and execution of supplier performance and relationship management programs that focus on quality, service responsiveness, financial benefit, innovation and cost

  • Assist with Annual Strategy Planning development;

  • Demonstrate outstanding integrity and ethics in all instances

  • Develop, implement, monitor and report status, performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Supply Chain disciplines

  • Familiarity with Strategic Sourcing, Procurement or Supply Chain Management on Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO)

  • Prior work experience within Hospitality, Entertainment, Manufacturing, or similar industries

  • Proven ability to establish relationships/partnerships with partners and suppliers and work in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to optimally lead a cross-functional team through strategic sourcing engagements that include complicated analysis, strategy development, negotiation and implementation

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills customizable to meet multiple audience needs (e.g., peers, clients, executives and suppliers)

  • Internal customer focus – ability to identify/solicit key partner needs and develop solutions to address their needs

  • Ability/desire to work in a diverse environment

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to lead multiple projects

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Excel, PowerPoint), SAP, Coupa, etc.

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting various categories under MRO.

  • Knowledge of/ and the ability to understand, interpret and communicate: BLS Indexes, economic reports, Dunn & Bradstreet reports, etc.

  • Ability to build highly compelling arguments

  • Ability to drive projects to conclusion

  • Ability to collaborate on ideation and supplier innovation


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or other quantitative field; or equivalent job experience

  • Master’s degree (i.e. MBA) or other quantitative discipline (i.e. MS), a plus

  • Professional certification in C.P.S.M., Logistics or S.C.M. a plus

The hiring range for this position in Anaheim, CA is $92,700 to $113,300.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Job ID: 10078424

Location: Anaheim,California

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney World Resort

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