Facebook Sourcing Manager, Network Hardware 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.


To support the fast-growing user community and the new and innovative products that we are making available for our users, we are continually expanding our backbone network infrastructure around the Globe. Our Sourcing Managers solve some of the most complex network delivery challenges every day. We are looking for a Sourcing Manager to join our network team in Menlo Park to support our growing backbone needs. This person will support our Global Backbone & Edge network. They will be responsible for technical and commercial management of the supply base – managing Optical Transport Equipment globally. If you are passionate about Global Data Center Network and making the world more connected please send your resume for consideration for this exciting role.

Required Skills:

  1. Manages a portfolio of suppliers globally, in the Optical Transport Equipment space, inclusive of Sub C, Terrestrial and Metro transport gears

  2. Identifies suppliers, negotiates commercial terms, and works with the legal to negotiate and execute suppliers contracts

  3. Develops supply strategies, including joint build efforts with partner organizations with similar connectivity needs

  4. Manages performance of the contracts, tracking and ensuring compliance of suppliers with the contract T&Cs

  5. Renegotiates contract terms as needed

  6. Conducts score card reviews with key suppliers for continuous performance improvements

  7. Keeps abreast of the telecom/backbone/Optical Industry market technological and commercial developments

  8. Keeps track of price trends in the market to ensure best in class commercial terms for Facebook

  9. Works closely with cross-functional teams to develop network requirement and subsequent sourcing strategies

  10. Works closely with demand planning, to develop budgets, forecasts and long-range risk mitigation plans

  11. Works closely with accounting and accounts payable for accurate processing of supplier invoices and compliance with accounting guidelines

  12. Participate in streamlining procurement processes through automation

  13. Willing to travel

  14. Work across multiple time zones

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 7+ years of Sourcing Management or Carrier Relations experience on network related products and services

  3. Business and technical knowledge of networking, particularly in transport technologies

  4. Experience preparing and presenting quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of industry trends and sourcing recommendations in Backbone Edge Technologies

  5. Cross-functional leadership, organizational coordination and multi-tasking experience

  6. Communication and interpersonal experience, including relationship building and collaboration within a cross-functional team and with external partners

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Leadership or management experience

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.