Facebook Network Hardware Sourcing Manager in Menlo Park, California


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.


The Network Hardware Sourcing Manager will act as the primary commercial contact for product and services sourcing across the Facebook supply base, while developing new sources of supply as required. Sourcing activities will include, but not be limited to, identification of networking product and service availability and options, developing and leading negotiation and sourcing strategies, partnering with Facebook Hardware and Network Engineering teams to develop a business and technology roadmap in support of Facebook’s network hardware and connectivity goals and objectives and driving strategic sourcing decisions on a global basis. Technologies will be centered on OEM and ODM network hardware, supply chain, software and services.

Working closely with the Network Hardware and Network Engineering Team, the Network Hardware Sourcing Manager will lead the commercial engagements for prototype sourcing and development in support of new product development and new product introduction. The Sourcing Manager will also be responsible for the deployment of selected solutions and technologies, and supplier management with particular emphasis in the areas of sourcing for advanced technologies. Additionally, the Sourcing Manager will be responsible for contracts, negotiations, joint development models, IP, licensing, and the development of global commodity and supply chain strategies to enable Facebook to meet time-to-development/time-to-production goals, while managing the total landed cost.

This position reports to the Manager of Network Hardware as part of the Sourcing and Operations Engineering team.

Required Skills:

  1. Contract Strategy and Execution: Lead the contract negotiation process with internal partners and suppliers. Own closure on contract. Develop negotiation approach, fallback positions, acceptable terms and conditions through to closure.

  2. RF-x Management: Own and lead the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP and RFQ’s. Partner with appropriate internal stakeholders. Present RF-x results and bid leveling, and lead the evaluation process of bid award with evaluation team and drive the closure of a sourcing decision. Officially close the process with all recognized bidders.

  3. SLA Performance: Measure, manage and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated service level agreements (SLA).

  4. Competitive Benchmarking: Identify key benchmark suppliers in RF-x efforts. Partner to identify evaluation criteria and provide relevant data and recommendations back to internal Facebook team.

  5. Cost Modeling: Own and provide industry and actual unit and service cost data which feeds into total cost of ownership (TCO) and RF-x. Drive continual improvement of productivity.

  6. Supplier survey, audit and qualification: Lead and coordinate efforts to survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers.

  7. Technology Roadmap: Partner with Facebook Hardware Engineering and Network Engineering to coordinate and conduct regular technology and product road map review meeting with suppliers and ensure alignment between supplier technology and services roadmaps and Facebook needs.

  8. Preferred Supplier Management: Identify, qualify and formalize which suppliers are Facebook preferred suppliers. Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment. Guide sourcing decisions and engagement to the preferred suppliers.

  9. On time Delivery: Measure, report and action to improve delivery performance.

  10. Ongoing Cost Productivity: Measure, report and action cost improvement as compared to market pricing and cost models.

  11. Scorecard Management: Lead measuring supplier performance, root cause issues, and driving improved performance. Own all aspects of supplier performance.

  12. Supply Chain Model: Ensure appropriate levels of strategy, definition and development to the supply chain (physical, financial and information flows) in the areas of design, source, make and deliver have been implemented to support released products.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field with 10+ years of similar experience.

  2. 10+ years’ of Sourcing Management or Supply Chain Management experience in technology sourcing roles (individual contributor or management acceptable).

  3. Experience improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and objective-based performance measures, in both ODM and OEM environments.

  4. Analytical and results focused.

  5. Demonstrated results of improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and objective based performance measures, in both ODM and OEM environments.

  6. Experience working with and managing Component, Software, Services, OEM and ODM suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MS and will differentiate candidates.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. 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.