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Sourcing Specialist- Design and Construction, Disneyland Resort

Company: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Opportunity: 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. We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist to join us as part of the Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. Strategic Sourcing team primarily supporting stakeholders at Disneyland Resort (DLR). -The Sourcing Specialist will execute sourcing decisions in selecting service providers to maximize the value of multi-million dollar annual spend, and to mitigate risks through smart contract negotiations. -This includes supporting key categories and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), writing contracts, developing and running Request for Proposals (RFP), negotiating deals, managing suppliers, ensuring regulatory compliance, facilitating process improvements and bringing stakeholders together for collaboration to leverage opportunities. Responsibilities: The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing commercial and technical contractual arrangements through competitive bids and contract negotiations. -This individual should have a proven proficiency with all aspects of the sourcing process for design, professional and construction services, and should have experience with various contracting methodologies, including but not limited to lump sum, design build, blanket/master agreements and general procurement of goods and services. Other responsibilities include:

  • Participate in cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure compliance with Strategic Sourcing policies and best practices.
  • Continually assess market conditions and develop procurement strategies that maximize value to the Company.
  • Evaluate potential contractors and consultants.
  • Prepare Request for Proposals for design, other services and materials that clearly define requirements.
  • Prepare Invitations to Bid for small to medium size construction projects.
  • Advise, identify, and mitigate potential risk throughout the bid process, which includes, but is not limited to bidder list development, sourcing/contract strategy input & development and compilation/facilitation of a complete ITB/RFP (includes scope of work/services, schedule, drawings, specs, etc.).
  • Conduct pre-bid meetings and job walks.
  • Lead structured supplier negotiations.
  • Use price & cost analysis. - Analyze proposals through use of spreadsheets, including weighted evaluations of non-pricing criteria.
  • Prepare construction, consultant, and other service agreements with fixed and cost reimbursable type fees from approved contract templates.
  • Review contract issues with legal department.
  • Monitor projects to confirm contract compliance.
  • Assist in resolution of payment problems.
  • Assist in resolution of contract disputes or claims.
  • Advocate the utilization of Diverse Business Enterprises.
  • Maintain all records, documents, correspondence, and materials related to any sourcing activity in an understandable format such that files can be readily audited.
  • Report status of project initiatives in a concise and timely manner to management.
  • Use Coupa Spend Management tools for eRFx preparation, bidding, contract management, and spend analysis.
  • Process SAP integrated software system transactions related to the contracts created in an efficient and accurate manner.
  • Analyze market trends and conditions that affect suppliers, cost of goods, pricing, and the resulting impact on clients.
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices.
  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances.
  • Some work responsibilities (e.g., facilitating pre-bid meetings) will require meeting in the field and/or on Property outside of normal business hours (i.e., prior to Park opening, etc.). The Ideal Candidate has:
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • The ability to deal with ambiguity.
    • Strong strategic agility.
    • The ability to collaborate in a team environment.
    • The ability to interact with and establish relationships with team members at all levels.
    • A desire to work in diverse and ever-changing environment.
    • Strong organizational skills. Basic Qualifications:
      • 1-3 years working within a design/construction-related industry.
      • Internal customer focus and excellent internal client support skills.
      • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to effectively report out findings.
      • Strong negotiation skills.
      • Knowledge of Sourcing 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 Coupa along with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Willingness to travel (unlikely, however position may require 5% travel). Required Education:
        • Undergraduate degree in any above-mentioned related field/discipline. Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. -This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. -Learn more about our benefits and perks at The hiring range for this position in California is $69,600.00 to $85,000.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Keywords: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Anaheim , Sourcing Specialist- Design and Construction, Disneyland Resort, Professions , Anaheim, California

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