Sourcing Manager at Universal Orlando Resort

| Orlando, FL
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Job Description & Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Leads and executes the most difficult and unique purchasing projects. May lead or supervise Sourcing Specialists, Associate Sourcing Specialists, and support staff. This classification reviews a wide range of purchase requisitions including capital and expense items or services; investigates and develops sources of supplies, preparing bid specifications; issues bid requests and reviews quotations. Also requires interpretation of purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a high degree of technical knowledge based on sourcing category. Works with key stakeholders and legal to optimize best value for Universal Parks & Resorts.

  • Researches possible sources/suppliers for requested items, provides alternatives or substitutions when applicable, and assists internal requesters with select requirements. Gathers/reviews requests in various formats including technical drawings or schematics. Investigates potential bidding initiatives to address hard dollar and process savings. Establishes blanket purchase agreements with vendors setting dollar limitations and time of contract limitations.
  • Facilitates the competitive bid process for all requisitions in accordance with company policies. Solicit price bids and proposals from qualified suppliers, Conduct evaluation of all bids, and recommend suppliers for award, negotiate final prices, establish contracts, place orders, and arrange deliveries according to prescribed deadlines and timetables in conjunction with company savings goals. Works with team members from corporate offices to optimize deal terms across the enterprise.
  • Interviews sales representatives and researches companies to develop new sources of supplies to update records and files, and to secure favorable terms for the Universal Orlando. Compiles metrics & KPI's for related areas.
  • Partners with the Cost Control group to insure budget compliance and to identify cost saving opportunities as they relate to a procurement perspective.
  • Leads efforts related to key company initiatives
  • Resolve issues of prices on purchase orders that differ from prices confirmed by suppliers.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • The Sourcing Manager is responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines.
  • The Sourcing Manager sources, evaluates, and purchases services, supplies, and equipment based on price, service, quality, and warranty.
  • The Sourcing Manager is responsible for collaborating with business partners (internal and external) to assist with writing specifications and developing appropriate timelines to ensure the supply of material and services is taken into consideration to maximize our guest experience.
  • The Sourcing Manager prepares bid forms, handles the RFX process, analyzes bid results, and makes recommendations and awards contracts.
  • The Sourcing Manager authorizes and processes purchase orders in accordance with Universal Orlando's policies and procedures while taking into account total cost of ownership (TCO) for UO.

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Master's degree is preferred.

  • 5-7 years commodity buying experience required with 2-3 years of experience procuring highly specialized/technical commodities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Skills in supervising or leading the work activities of others may be required.
  • MS Excel: Advanced level of analytical capabilities. Ability to gather, interpret data from multiple sources and identify economic trends.
  • MS Powerpoint: Ability to translate information from analysis and convey information effectively in PowerPoint

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Universal Orlando Resort operates in the Kids + Family industry. The company is located in Orlando, FL. Universal Orlando Resort was founded in 1990. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Company Equity and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To see all 47 open jobs at Universal Orlando Resort, click here.
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