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Job Number: job000011
Position Title: Manager of Global Sourcing, Shanghai
Posted Date: 2012-03-17
Job Details:

Position Title               :   Manager of Global Sourcing, Shanghai


Department                  :   Sourcing and Procurement


Based in                       :   Shanghai


Reports to                    :   Senior Manager, Sourcing and Procurement




The Manager of Global Sourcing, Shanghai will be responsible for leading a team of specialist to perform sourcing and quality control functions in China to support sourcing needs in our various Business Units worldwide.


This position requires excellent language skill in both spoken and written English/Putonghua as the individual will be responsible for interfacing with his/her business colleagues in US/Europe/Asia and local suppliers in China. The individual has to be resourceful in identifying suitable source of supply for various types of commodities used in theme parks, hotels and the entertainment industry. As the individual has to lead a team of staff in China, he/she has to be self-motivated, possess drive, enthusiasm and be a team player.


Key Accountabilities


       Source/develop new suppliers to become qualified suppliers of Disney

        Build/establish strategic relationships with key suppliers

        Lead a team of highly qualified Sourcing and Quality Control Specialists

        Hire, train and provide guidance and support to  individual team members

        Understand the business requirements from the stakeholders worldwide and translate the requirements to the local         suppliers

        Ongoing quality assurance of the suppliers to ensure they continuously meet our specification and quality requirement

        Provide rigorous cost and market analysis on the total cost of ownership

        Continuously identify new source/means to reduce the total cost of ownership

        Prepare and execute clear, structured negotiations following the Strategic Sourcing process

        Co-ordinate with our logistics team and suppliers to ensure delivery/shipment schedules are met

       Provide contract support and advice to Disney Sourcing and Procurement team on local statutory and regulatory             requirements

        Ensure compliance to corporate, local statutory and regulatory requirements. 

        Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances


Critical Skills Required


Core Skills:

     Excellent command in written and spoken English & Putonghua.  Ability to speak Shanghai dialect and Cantonese is a plus.

     Extensive sourcing and supplier management experience in China, preferably with commodity experience in theme park, hotel and entertainment industry purchases. 

      Demonstrated ability to exceed the demands of various internal stakeholders across multiple projects

      Deep supply chain management expertise

       Outstanding communication skills

       Demonstrated capacity to influence future clients at all levels in the organization


Industry Knowledge:

          Related industry experience procuring a diversified range of products and services

          Understanding and ability to apply e-procurement technologies

          Deep understanding of external market analysis to ensure best pricing/service mix

          Knowledge of best practices – e-bid, Ariba, procurement card, EDI, EFT, strategic alliances, supplier certification,           etc.

          Proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional Suite

          Experience with SAP or other ERP a plus


Specific Requirements:

          10+ years sourcing and supplier management experience – preferably with multinational companies

          University Degree in Business, English, Law or Engineering

          CPM, CPSM, CIPs or similar certification

          Internal/external business consulting experience desired


Other Requirements:

          Willingness to travel (mostly within China)

          Proven integrity record


For enquires or submission of resume, please send to


Please include in your resume detail qualification, work experience, current and expected salary.

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