Sourcing Manager, Optics

(Menlo Park, CA)

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The Sourcing Manager for Optics will act as the primary commercial contact for product and services sourcing within the Facebook supply base while developing new sources of supply as required. Sourcing activities will include, but not be limited to, identification of product and service availability and options, developing and leading negotiation and sourcing strategies, partnering with Facebook project, engineering and technology teams to develop a business and technology roadmap in support of Facebook's infrastructure goals and objectives, and driving strategic sourcing decisions on a global basis. Working closely with the Engineering Teams, the Optics Sourcing Manager will lead the commercial engagement, prototype sourcing and development in support of new product development and introduction, and deployment of selected solutions and technologies. Will own supplier management with particular emphasis in the areas of sourcing for advanced technologies, contracts, negotiation, joint development models, IP and licensing, and the development of global commodity and supply chain strategies that 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 Sourcing as part of the Sourcing and Operations Engineering team and is based at our Menlo Park office.


  • 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.
  • RF-x Services: Own and lead the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP and RFQ activities. 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.
  • SLA Performance: Measure, manage and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated service level agreements (SLA).
  • Competitive Benchmarking: Identify key benchmark suppliers in RF-x efforts. Partner to identify evaluation criterion and provide relevant data and recommendations back to internal Facebook team.
  • 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. Measure, report and action cost improvement as compared to market pricing and zero-based pricing models.
  • Supplier survey, audit and qualification: Lead and coordinate efforts to survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Technology Sourcing Strategy and Implementation: Sourcing for advanced technologies, contracts, negotiation, joint development models, IP and licensing, and the development of global commodity and supply chain strategies that enable Facebook to meet time-to-development/time-to-production goals and volumes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field with 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • 10+ years' experience of progressively Sourcing Management or Supply Chain Management experience in commercial sourcing roles (individual contributor or management acceptable).
  • Analytical and results focused.
  • Demonstrated experience of improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and objective based performance measures.
  • Demonstrated experience sourcing technologies and bringing supplier products to mass production on schedule, in high volume.
  • Experience working and influencing at the executive level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS/MBA.

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