Facebook Strategic Planning and Analytics Intern, IDC in Menlo Park, California

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Summary:

At Facebook, we are committed to giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. It’s a simple mission with a powerful and compelling message. A key ingredient to achieving our overall mission is delivering the most cost-effective and performant cloud infrastructure in the world. Be it network hardware, compute or storage infrastructure, or our global footprint of data centers, we want to innovate in this space like no other and deliver the best infrastructure on the planet. This is a bold goal. But if it were not bold, then it wouldn’t be us. Facebook designs, manufactures, delivers and operates its own cloud infrastructure. The product areas in which we innovate to deploy best in class equipment are compute servers, storage servers, database servers, network switches, fiber optic transceivers, transponders and cables, precision building infrastructure to support primary power distribution systems, backup power systems, and water and air filtration systems. Facebook is seeking an MBA intern to partner with key stakeholders and help develop a market intelligence program to support and enable the continued growth critical to Facebook’s Data Center organization. The intern will be responsible for laying out a framework for market research and competitive intelligence in the Data Center engineering, design and construction sourcing space to help gain external awareness and develop data to better support internal planning and execute enhanced sourcing strategies. The intern will be expected to use data to provide meaningful recommendations and actionable strategies to key stakeholders, and develop best practices, including streamlining of data sources and related programmatic initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working in white space and creating impact from the ground up in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of thought leadership and impact in developing similar market intelligence and market sizing programs. This full-time internship position is part of the Infrastructure Data Center – Sourcing and Operations Engineering team, and is in our Menlo Park office. What is working at Facebook like? If you like fast-paced decision making, acting on fact, creating your own future, decision making autonomy and building something new and different from scratch – then this is the role and company for you. At Facebook, your role is as big as you define it to be. The impact you have on the business is determined by your appetite for homeruns, and your skills and capability. A key ingredient to achieving our overall mission is delivering the most cost-effective and performant cloud infrastructure in the world. Be it network hardware, compute or storage infrastructure, or our global footprint of data centers, we want to innovate in this space like no other and deliver the best infrastructure in the planet. This is a bold goal. But if it were not bold, then it wouldn’t be us. Facebook designs, manufactures, delivers and operates its own cloud infrastructure. The product areas in which we innovate to deploy best in class equipment are compute servers, storage servers, database servers, network switches, fiber optic transceivers, transponders and cables, precision building infrastructure to support primary power distribution systems, backup power systems, and water and air filtration systems. We have a team of engineering, test and qualification engineering, manufacturing engineering, procurement, sourcing and supply chain professionals that enable the rapid design, test and deployment of this infrastructure. Facebook is seeking a sourcing and supply chain intern to own both long term project-oriented work and near-term execution focused goals. The balance of work is approximately 50% in each area. This full-time internship position is based in our main office in Menlo Park, California and will report to a Manager in sourcing. The intern will assist our global data centers, server and network teams with new products, systems, tools and process development and day-to-day execution. Specific project assignments will be made based on intern skill sets. What is working at Facebook like? If you like fast-paced decision making, acting on fact, creating your own future, decision making autonomy and building something new and different from scratch – then this is the role and company for you. At Facebook, your role is as big as you define it to be. The impact you have on the business is determined by your appetite for homeruns, and your skills and capability. This is who we are and how we scale.

Required Skills:

  1. Work cross functionally to define problem statement, collect data, build analytical models and make recommendations

  2. Use market research and competitive intelligence to identify insights that can be used to drive key decisions across the organization (market share, growth projections and trends, and market forces)

  3. Perform financial, statistical, and qualitative data analysis of markets and suppliers

  4. Translate data into executable and effective market intelligence reports

  5. Lead and support various ad hoc projects, as needed, in support of Facebook’s Data Center strategy

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Masters in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or equivalent (in process)

  2. 4+ years of hands-on experience analyzing and interpreting data, drawing conclusions, defining recommended actions, and reporting results across stakeholders

  3. Be a self-starter, motivated by a passion for developing the best possible solutions to complex problems

  4. Strong analytical ability, creative thinking, and communications skills

  5. Proven ability to effectively distill and communicate complex data to all organizational levels

  6. High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite (in particular, advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills) is essential

  7. Degree in an analytical field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Management Science)

  8. Hands on project management experience is a plus

  9. Technical knowledge of data center operations is a plus

  10. Permanent US work authorization is required

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.