Senior Sourcing Specialist - Studio Sourcing, Production

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The Walt Disney Studios

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At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.
The employee will lead and contribute to production sourcing initiatives for Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm live action productions globally. He/she is also expected to have a great understanding of and provide insights related to the motion picture production supplier base.
This position reports to Sr. Manager, Studio Sourcing – Production. Responsibilities
  • Support production sourcing projects for Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm live action productions through the following activities:
    • Supplier and industry research
    • Current and projected vendor spend analysis
    • Workflow and process documentation and analysis
    • Bid and proposed term analysis
    • Negotiation approach and strategy development
    • Contract drafting and review
    • Stakeholder communication and alignment
    • Project management of sourcing-related activities
    • Suppler communication and on-going management
  • Build relationships with stakeholders across Disney’s live action banners to facilitate on-going and potential initiatives
  • Build and maintain relationships at supplier partners to ensure mutual understanding of strategies and organizational priorities
  • Maintain a high-level of understanding of on-going trends across production workflows and vendor landscape in order to provide insights about supplier expectations and competition for supplier resources
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years related experience in production, finance, operations, strategic sourcing and/or supply chain disciplines
  • Proven track record in fact-based negotiations or equivalent contract analysis experience. Must be able to:
    • Analyze deal terms and understand operational and financial implications of executing the terms of the arrangement
    • Develop negotiation plan to achieve desired business outcome
    • Work collaboratively and interactively with Legal and Business Unit stakeholders throughout negotiation process
    • Document final agreement with a package of a signed contract and communication plan to stakeholders
  • Familiarity with motion picture production workflow and suppliers
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Highly professional and customer-service oriented
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with cast members and third party partners at all levels
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education
  • MBA
Company Overview It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you. Additional InformationThis position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Studios, an equal opportunity employer.


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Burbank, CA, United States
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As soon as possible
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