Sr Sourcing Spec, Design & Construction

TWDC Burbank, CA

About the Job

Job Summary:

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.

At Corporate, you'll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company's many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

The Enterprise Sourcing Team's overall mission is to drive compliance with internal policies and procedures, create supply chain excellence, protect the Disney brand and mitigate risk.

The Enterprise Services Sourcing team supports the Corporate Real Estates' Design & Construction and Facilities Services Teams located in Burbank, CA and New York, NY and other internal Business Units. The Team partners with the Corporate Real Estate Teams, in strategy development, competitive bidding, supplier selection, contract negotiation, contract administration and ongoing supplier relationship management.

The Sourcing Specialist will be a part of a team responsible for the Sourcing & Procurement activities related to construction projects and construction services, with a focus on client, category, and supplier management.


The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing fee and contractual arrangements through competitive bids and contract negotiations. This individual should have a proven proficiency with all aspects of the sourcing process for construction and related services, and should have experience with contracts for professional services, lump sum construction agreements, guaranteed maximum cost agreements, facility maintenance and services agreements, lease and rental agreements and procurement of goods and services. Other responsibilities include:

  • Participate and lead cross-functional sourcing projects with key internal stakeholders.
  • Evaluate suppliers and consultants based on pre-determined selection criteria.
  • Analyze historical data to provide baseline to support savings and cost avoidance.
  • Lead RFI/RFP's process for construction 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 negotiation strategies utilizing Strategic Sourcing methodology.
  • Prepare and execute contracts as well as perform post-award administration.
  • 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 within the Sourcing group and across stakeholder operations.
  • Seek solutions to complex sourcing matters, utilizing varying resources, and interface with stakeholders in working to build consensus.
  • Communicate and report to management the status of any critical external relationships that could affect planning and decision-making.
  • Analyze market industry trends and conditions that affect internal stakeholders and external suppliers and/or pricing.
  • Evaluate criteria using supplier selection metrics aside from bid proposal pricing.
  • Collaborate with other sourcing teams to consolidate efforts when bidding same categories.
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices.
  • Act as a source for impactful guidance and information for team members and new hires.
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances.
  • Issue internal reports to Management and Stakeholders related to department spend and savings initiatives.
  • Advocate the utilization of Women, Minority and Veteran Owned Business Enterprises, per Disney's WMVBE policy.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years' design/construction-related experience in the strategic sourcing disciplines.
  • Ability to interact with and establish relationships with employees at all level
  • Strong strategic agility
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Internal customer focus
  • Ability/desire to work in diverse environment
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Knowledge of Sourcing & Procurement processes, basic legal terms and conditions, and entertainment industry trends and conditions
  • Experience in drafting and executing design, construction, service, and professional agreements as well as change orders.
  • Established experience working with legal department on matters concerning boilerplate revisions to terms and conditions.
  • Ability to work with and adapt to company systems, such as SAP and Ariba along with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree required in Business or other quantitative discipline

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. , which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) .

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.