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Facebook Sourcing Manager, Mechanical in Nashville, Tennessee


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 Commercial Sourcing Manager for the Mechanical Category will act as the primary commercial contact for 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, developing and leading negotiation and sourcing strategies. This role will partner 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.

Required Skills:

  1. Analyze the overall supply chain to identify risk and drive resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery or lead-times

  2. Partner with internal stakeholders to develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies in support of the long-range plans

  3. Lead the contract negotiation process with internal partners and suppliers

  4. Develop negotiation strategy and approach, acceptable terms and conditions and lead the Facebook negotiation team through to closure

  5. Own the interface to and lead engagement with suppliers for all RFI, RFP and RFQ activities

  6. 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

  7. Identify key benchmark suppliers in RF-x efforts. Partner to identify evaluation criterion and provide relevant data and recommendations back to internal Facebook team

  8. Own and provide should cost and/or market and actual unit and total cost data which feeds into total cost of ownership (TCO) models

  9. Drive continuous supplier improvement in purchase price and total cost, including supply chain performance cost

  10. Measure, report and action cost improvement as compared to market pricing

  11. Supplier development and management: Manage the overall supplier relationship and lead and coordinate efforts to drive supplier performance improvement in all areas

  12. Lead measuring supplier performance, root cause issues, and driving improved performance. Own all aspects of supplier performance

  13. 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 sourcing equivalent in technical or business-related field with at least 8 years of experience

  2. 8+ years’ experience of Sourcing Management or Supply Chain Management experience in commercial sourcing roles with particular experience in (Data Center/Cooling Technology/Customized Industrial Equipment

  3. Experience in contracts and contract negotiations, and contract strategy development and execution

  4. Experience working and demonstrated experience influencing stakeholders and business partners

  5. Demonstrated experience in improving supply chain and supplier performance, including the use of cost models and objective based performance measures

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  2. Experience with hyper scale data center deployments

  3. Experience with New Product Introduction

  4. Experience with cooling technology (HVAC)

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. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.