Skip to main content

Assistant Sourcing Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing

Apply Now
Job ID 10090351 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Disney Experiences Date posted May 27, 2024

Job Summary:

Wherever you are in the amazing world of Disney, you are contributing to the stories of our iconic brands, recognised by audiences everywhere for entertainment, information and inspiration. Innovation, imagination and inclusion are at the core of Disney, defining the experience that we deliver as well as providing the foundation of our success. The scope of our business, combined with global growth and collaboration result in an inclusive employee experience characterised by continuous learning, development and achievement.

The Assistant Sourcing Manager is responsible for managing a merchandise category and supporting the Manager, Global Merchandise Sourcing across multiple categories. The Assistant Sourcing Manager has responsibility for anticipating potential production issues and developing breakthrough ideas and processes to continually mitigate risk. The Assistant Sourcing Manager will be responsible for supporting short and long-term sourcing strategies, driving factory relationships, initial cost negotiations, production follow up, and is accountable for all strategic details and decisions of all categories that are managed by their teams. 

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively drive measurable efficiencies of team communications, tasks, and overall workflow to support continuous improvement
  • Assist management on the growth of global and segment-wide relationships
  • Support manager to execute short and long-term sourcing strategies for managed categories, proactively drive the set priorities, objectives, and action plans to improve supply base and mitigate risk with measurable accountability
  • Assist manager in the leveraging opportunities and executes sourcing strategies for global site-specific items
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance team to ensure products placed with managed suppliers are meeting Disney quality standards
  • Drive product development management, communicating key milestones and deadlines within the sample approval process
  • Drive proactive production tracking, communicating, and troubleshooting exceptions and delays
  • Negotiates costing and proposes value engineering options to achieve profitability goals while ensuring product vision is achieved
  • Collaborate with factory and Product Design to bring new art techniques and applications and researching trends
  • Support manager to monitor the managed suppliers continues to meet ILS MCS, regulatory standards, and other established supplier performance requirements 

Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in Global Sourcing and/or Merchandising
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Product-specific technical degree and/or manufacturing experience a plus
  • Proficiency in English, Japanese and Mandarin (spoken and written)
  • Ability to communicate in other languages would be a plus
  • Strong knowledge of product-specific construction standards, materials, and manufacturing processes/techniques
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance conflicting priorities between creative design and cost of goods objectives
  • Proficient in Japanese, English and Mandarin or Cantonese
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and strategy-formulation skills
  • Ability to influence internal stake holders and drive efficient decision-making
  • Experience in merchandise sourcing and production management
  • Strong computer skills. (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Micro Charts, etc.)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects within specified time frames
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Understanding of US and Global testing, safety, and labeling requirements and impact to product design and manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of free-trade agreements, duties and resulting impact of sourcing strategies

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

#LI-DNI

About Disney Experiences:

Disney Experiences brings the magic of Disney stories and franchises to life through theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, unique vacation experiences, products and more around the world. Disney shines in the travel industry with six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Plus, Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business; the world's largest children's publishing brands; one of the world's largest licensors of games across all platforms; and Disney store locations around the world and on the web.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia), which is part of a business we call Disney Experiences.

Sign up to receive the latest news and company information

Be you. Be here. Be part of story.

Global Opportunities

US & Canada

The Walt Disney Company entertains, informs and inspires people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company.

LATAM

The Walt Disney Company Latin America is the leading family entertainment company in Latin America and has been present in the region since the 1940’s when Walt Disney traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Peru.

EMEA

Disney EMEA aims to drive growth, innovation and brand affinity across an extremely diverse collection of countries with a team of over 6,000 employees operating in 59 markets with offices in 29 countries.

India

The Walt Disney Company entertains, informs and inspires people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company.

APAC

For over 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining consumers in Asia Pacific – and enriching people’s lives. Today’s consumer can discover new branded experiences in many ways and in many markets across the APAC region.

nighttime view of the Spaceship Earth attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida

The Walt Disney Company is a global community of unparalleled storytellers, creative minds, and innovative technologies, with offices located across the globe.

Sign Up for Job Alerts

Get the latest job opportunities as they become available.

Watch Our Jobs

Sign up to receive the latest news and company information based on your preferences. An asterisk indicates a required field.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Select a location from the list of options. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

By clicking "Submit", you agree to our Terms of Use (opens in new window) and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Policy (opens in new window).

By clicking "Submit", you agree to our Terms of Use (opens in new window) and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Policy (opens in new window). If I have elected to receive marketing messages or newsletters, I may withdraw my consent for these marketing messages at any time.

By clicking "Submit", you agree to our Terms of Use (opens in new window) and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Policy (opens in new window), Cookies Policy (opens in new window) and EU Privacy Rights (opens in new window).

How we use your personal information and your rights:

  1. Your personal information is controlled by The Walt Disney Company Limited of 3 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9PE, United Kingdom.
  2. When you visit or shop with Disney or use any Disney product, service or mobile application, other members of The Walt Disney Company Family of Companies may also use your information to provide you these services, personalise your experience and send you service related updates and communications.
  3. You have a number of rights including the right to request access to, change, or remove your personal information, or to change your marketing preferences (including withdrawing your consent at any time.) Please see our Privacy Policy (opens in new window) to learn more about managing your marketing preferences or deleting your account.
  4. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by emailing: dataprotection@disney.co.uk.
  5. You have a right to lodge a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner's Office: https://ico.org.uk/ (opens in new window).
  6. For more information about Disney's data collection and use practices please read Disney's Privacy Policy (opens in new window).

By clicking "Submit", you agree to our Terms of Use (opens in new window) and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Policy (opens in new window) and Collection Statement (opens in new window).

For more information about our general data collection, use, and practices, including how to manage your preferences, please read our Privacy Policy (opens in new window). I have read and agree to the Terms of Use (opens in new window).