Manager, Network Hardware Sourcing

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Facebook is looking for a leader for our Network Hardware Sourcing team. In this role, you will manage a team of network hardware sourcing professionals and will serve as the primary partner for Facebook Network Engineering to deliver best-in-class network pricing, quality, optimal flexibility, and unmatched delivery and availability performance. As the leader of this business, you will be responsible for the end-to-end ecosystem of sourcing, procurement and supply chain in the network infrastructure. Your primary internal partners will be the Facebook Network Engineering, Financial Planning and Analysis, Legal, Tax, Technical Program Management, Network Provisioning and Network Operations. This position requires a foundational understanding of networking technologies, network architectures, market pricing and innovations trends. A working knowledge of Network Hardware technologies (routing, switching and optical transport) is strongly preferred. This position reports to the Director of Network Hardware Sourcing and is based in our headquarters in Menlo Park, California.


  • People Management: Coach, mentor, develop and performance manage a team of Network Hardware Sourcing (Commercial and Technical).
  • Contract Strategy and Execution: Inspire team to formulate comprehensive negotiation strategies to secure required network performance with best in class pricing and industry leading contractual terms and conditions. Develop negotiations approach, must/want and concession positions, and acceptable terms and conditions through to closure.
  • RFX Services: Ensure team is leveraging traditional sourcing project mechanisms and tools such as RFI, RFP and RFQs.
  • SLA Performance: Ensure that Facebook is obtaining the expected experience from all vendor engagements by instituting supplier quantitative measurement criteria and improving supplier actual performance against negotiated SLAs.
  • Cost Modeling: Establish ecosystem where by your team provides industry, actual unit and service cost data which feeds into least total landed cost models and the RFX process.
  • Supplier survey, audit and qualification: Oversee efforts to survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers.
  • Technology Roadmap: Partner with Facebook Network & Hardware Engineering to manage suppliers and review network supplier’s technology and services roadmaps and develop the business and technology roadmap for the Facebook Production and Corporate Networks.
  • Preferred supplier management: Identify, qualify, and formalize a Facebook preferred supplier list. Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment.
  • Ongoing cost productivity: Measure, report and action cost improvement as a function of market pricing and supplier productivity gains.
  • Scorecard Management: Lead the team in measuring supplier performance, root causing issues, and driving improved performance. Own all aspects of supplier performance.
  • Supply continuity: Ensure outsourced suppliers have plans for assurance of supply in alignment with the needs of the business. Specifically ensuring that the appropriate level of risk mitigation is applied to guarantee flawless execution.
  • Global Supply chain strategy development and implementation across all markets in which FB plans to expand its footprint.
  • Occasional travel (
  • BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field.
  • 7+ years of network equipment sourcing and negotiation, including experience in network hardware product life cycle (product development and NPI through EOL), negotiation of network equipment costs, developing and implementing cost models, and supplier management, in the capacity of both commercial relationship and operational performance management.
  • 5+ years' management experience including demonstrated leadership in growing and developing a team, leading supplier performance improvement, creating a vision and following through with strategy and execution in the networking technology space.
  • MBA.
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