Facebook Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Technology in Menlo Park, California


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Facebook is currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Specialist that will be responsible for all aspects of the sourcing and contracting process in support of a Facebook’s engineering and research categories. This position requires extensive knowledge and experience in software licensing and contracts. The Strategic Sourcing Specialist must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with frequent tight deadlines and working collaboratively with both internal clients and external suppliers.

Required Skills:

  1. Negotiate, manage, coordinate, and support technology sourcing activities for services and software and services, including preparing RFx, managing the process and analyzing competitive bids

  2. Analyze spend data, internal requirements, and external supply markets to develop strategic sourcing strategies and plans aligned with the business goals

  3. Prepare, redline and negotiate commercial contracts including software and hardware licenses, services agreements, statements of work and amendments

  4. Develop strong collaborative relationships with internal clients to strategically manage spend and the supply base for assigned categories

  5. Act as procurement subject matter expert in consulting with the business to identify, develop and deploy best practice procurement and category management

  6. Develop strong partnerships with legal team and procurement operations

  7. Manage, coordinate and support special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 4+ years of experience in procurement, sourcing or contracting in the professional services and software licensing

  2. Experience in drafting engineering services contracts and negotiating software and SaaS agreements

  3. Experience working with tools including Word, Excel, ERP systems, and contract management tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelors’ degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or Management.

  2. Experience in the nuances of purchasing software, licensing models and associated agreements.

  3. Experience analyzing data and making recommendations on sourcing opportunities.

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.