Senior Sourcing Specialist

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Disney Parks & Resorts

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“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen! Responsibilities 1- Develop and drive effective strategies by:
a. Leading cross-functional sourcing projects that meet internal client’s requirements
b. communicating and reporting to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making
c. Understanding, analyzing, assessing and communicating market industry trends and conditions that affect internal stakeholders and external suppliers and/or pricing
2- Evaluate supplier fit based on pre-determined selection criteria; prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology
a. Ensure compliance with Sourcing, Procurement, and Supplier Foods Safety policies and best practices
3- Understand and assist in the development and execution of supplier performance management programs that focus on quality, service responsiveness, and cost
a. Assist with AOP development; forecast and track AOP
b. Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances
4- Evaluate total cost / supply analysis to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value
a. Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices
b. Continually assess market conditions and develop sourcing strategies that maximize value to the Company
c. Develop, implement, monitor and report status, performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance Basic Qualifications1- 5 to 7 years experience in the food service strategic sourcing and / or supply chain disciplines
2- Prior work experience within Distributor, Hotel, Manufacturer, or Restaurant business
3- Knowledge of and the ability to understand, interpret and communicate:
a. Food and Beverage industry trends and conditions
b. Sourcing, Procurement, and Food Safety processes
4- Strong relationship building skills to effectively engage stakeholders
5- Ability to effectively communicate with various peer /client communication styles and strong proficient written and oral communication skills
6- Analytical problem solving skills to formulate calculations to support recommendations and strategic thinking ability
7- Strong negotiation skills
8- Ability to collaborate in a team environment
9- Internal customer focus – ability to identify/solicit key stakeholder needs and develop solutions to address their needs
10- Ability / desire to work in diverse environment
11- Ability to deal with ambiguity
12- Organizational and time management skills to juggle multiple projects
13- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
14- Transaction experience in Ariba ERP systems and in Food Management system
15- Experience using collaborative tools, e.g., WebEx, SharePoint & related platforms
16- Familiarity with Strategic Sourcing/Procurement and Supply Chain Management/Logistics processes Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to build highly compelling business case
  • Ability to drive projects to conclusion
  • Ability to collaborate on ideation and supplier innovation
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Hospitality, Food Science, or other quantitative discipline; or equivalent job experience
Preferred Education
  • Agricultural and / or Food Science experience
  • Master’s degree (i.e. MBA) would be highly beneficial
  • Professional certification in C.P.M., Logistics or S.C.M.
Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true. Additional InformationThis position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.


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Glendale, AZ, United States
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