The Walt Disney Company Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing in United States

Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 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.

 Travels domestically and internationally to evaluate the viability of market opportunities, builds 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.

CORE SKILLS:

 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.)

 Ability to work on multiple projects within specified time frames.

 Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

 Understanding of US and Global testing, safety, and labeling requirements and impact to product design and

manufacturing processes.

 Understanding of free-trade agreements, duties and resulting impact of sourcing strategies

Basic Qualifications :

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

Job ID: 586409BR

Location: ,China (Mainland)

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)