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Sourcing Specialist II -Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech. – The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) – Bristol, CT

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) in Bristol, CT


The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Enterprise Sourcing (ES) team has been established to support all of the corporate functions’ Sourcing & procurement requirements. In addition, the Enterprise Sourcing team is responsible for directly supporting the Sourcing & Procurement needs of the business Segments and developing and executing Category Management strategies.

The Sourcing Specialist (II) will be part of a team responsible for Sourcing & Procurement activities related to certain categories, with a focus on client management, category management, and supplier management, in support of the business unit and/or Segment. This individual will be accountable for collaborating on and supporting sourcing initiatives that achieve value without compromising business strategy and performance.

The Sourcing Specialist (II), Enterprise Sourcing – Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech. will be accountable for supporting initiatives/projects part of Sourcing Annual Operating Plan with each respective Business Segment and will be accountable for delivering against them. The individual will also provide input on procurement/sourcing strategies regarding operations, processes and infrastructure improvements. This position will ensure consistency in approach and quality and depth of analysis during the procurement/sourcing process.

Responsibilities :

  • Participate and lead cross-functional sourcing projects with key internal stakeholders
  • Evaluate vendors, firms and other consultants based on pre-determined selection criteria
  • Develop and lead RFI/RFP’s process for various goods and professional services, in accordance with TWDC policy and procedures.
  • Analyze bids based on total cost/supply to identify opportunities to achieve optimal value
  • Prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following pre-defined Strategic Sourcing methodology
  • Prepare and execute contracts as well as perform post-award administration (e.g. negotiating, issuing change orders, and contract closeouts.)
  • Understand and assist in the development and execution of performance management programs with suppliers that focus on quality, responsiveness and cost
  • Ensure compliance with Sourcing and Procurement policies and best practices
  • Communicate and report to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making
  • Analyze marketing industry trends and conditions that affect internal stakeholders and external suppliers and/or pricing
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances


Basic Qualifications :

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Strategic Sourcing or Business Environment
  • Strong analytical/project skills, capable of leading and managing an array of initiatives from project initiation thru final presentation
  • Excellent communicator able to demonstrate communicating effectively with senior management
  • High-energy, self-motivated with a desire to excel in a multi stakeholder environment
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Sourcing & Procurement processes


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech. Category or IT Sourcing knowledge and experience
  • Category Management Experience developing and implementing category plans for traditional Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech.


Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree required


Preferred Education :

  • MBA or another quantitative discipline preferred
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Sourcing Specialist II -Media Engineering & Broadcast Tech. – The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) – Bristol, CT

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) job in Bristol, CT