Meta Network Development Manager in Providence, Rhode Island
Meta was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Meta offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.The Network Development Manager is responsible for the procurement of domestic and international long haul and subsea network services and assets for Meta’s global backbone network. Sourcing activities will include identification of supply in the market, setting sourcing strategies for new assets, generating requirement documents, and evaluation criteria, working with Backbone Planning and Engineering teams to develop technical specifications and conducting due diligence. Sourcing activities will cover the Americas region.
Network Development Manager Responsibilities:
Manages a portfolio of supplier contracts in the assigned geographic region. Including executing new capacity orders, changes, and decommissions
Manages the performance of the contracts, tracking and ensuring compliance of suppliers within the terms and conditions of the contract. Renegotiates contract terms as needed.
Keeps abreast of the telecom wholesale market technological and commercial developments.
Engages new suppliers as needed. Negotiates commercial terms and works with the legal, finance and engineering teams for timely executions of contracts and Master Service Agreements.
Keeps track of trends in the wholesale telecommunications market.
Works closely with engineering and planning teams to generate RFP/RFQ and requirements documents.
Works closely with finance, to develop business plans, budgets, and forecasts.
Works closely with accounts payable for accurate processing of supplier invoices.
Analyses supplier offers. Generates clear and objective analysis and recommendations for management review and approval.
Willing to travel within North/Central/South America region
BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field with at least 7 years of relevant experience.
Experience with preparing and presenting quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of various sourcing alternatives
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
At least 5 years of Sourcing Management or Carrier Relations experience in long haul network products and services.
Business and technical knowledge of networking, particularly in transport, optical and fiber technologies.
Prior work experience in procurement or sale of dark fiber, or lit capacity services is required.
Prior experience in procurement of new route construction services is desirable
Permitting and underlying rights knowledge experience
Existing carrier/provider knowledge within North/South America
$161,000/year to $220,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
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