Assistant Sourcing Manager

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

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Update day: 27-08-2023

Location: Singapore

Category: Production / Operation


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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.


  • 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


  • 5 years’ experience in Global Sourcing and/or Merchandising
  • Experience in merchandise sourcing and production management
  • Proficiency in English, Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese (spoken and written)
  • Understanding of US and Global testing, safety, and labelling requirements and impact to product design and manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of free-trade agreements, duties and resulting impact of sourcing strategies
  • Strong knowledge of product-specific construction standards, materials, and manufacturing processes/techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to balance conflicting priorities between creative design and cost of goods objectives
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related fields
  • Product-specific technical degree and/or manufacturing experience a plus
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and strategy-formulation skills
  • Ability to influence internal stakeholders and drive efficient decision-making
  • 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

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.

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all newly hired employees in Singapore.


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Deadline: 11-10-2023

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