The Sourcing Manager will lead and support the development, implementation and management of sourcing strategies to provide Facebook Data Centers with best in class server pricing, optimal flexibility, unmatched delivery performance and reliability.
The OEM/ODM Sourcing Manager for the Facebook Server group will act as the primary contact for all contract, SLA, sourcing, procurement and delivery capabilities and activities with the server supply base. Sourcing activities will include but not be limited to identification of server product configuration availability and pricing, developing and setting a negotiation and sourcing strategy with key suppliers, partnering with Facebook Hardware Design Engineering and Facebook Test Labs to establish a hardware sourcing roadmap in support of our Data Center build out and cluster turn up forecast. Additional core activities will include partnering with Facebook Capacity Engineering to establish a demand plan and schedule for server gear.
The ideal candidate will have experience in negotiating contracts with OEM and ODM suppliers, managing the commercial and operational relationship from strategy and vision to tactics and execution. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable operating at ALL levels of the organizational stack and be effective on a day to basis moving seamlessly from strategy to tactics.
This position reports to the Director of Supply Chain and is based at our Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Responsibilities
Contract Strategy and Execution: Lead the business negotiation process with internal partners and suppliers. Own contract closure. Develop negotiation approach, fallback positions, acceptable terms and conditions through to closure. RFx Services: Own and lead the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP and RFQ services. Partner with appropriate internal stakeholders. Present RFx results to evaluation team and drive the closure of a sourcing and purchase decision. SLA Performance: Continuously measure, manage and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated SLA. Competitive Benchmarking: Identify key benchmark suppliers in RFx efforts. Partner to identify evaluation criterion and provide relevant data back to internal Facebook team. Cost Modeling: Partner with Global Commodity management to ensure best in class pricing is secured for server gear. Drive continual improvement of cost productivity.
Supplier survey, audit and qualification: Lead and coordinate all efforts to survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers. Technology Roadmap: Partner with Facebook Network Engineering to coordinate suppliers and review supplier technology and services roadmaps. Preferred Supplier Management: Identify, qualify and formalize which suppliers are FB’s preferred supplier list. Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment. Guide business to PSL. On time Delivery: Measure, report and action to improve delivery performance. Ongoing Cost Productivity: Measure, report and action cost productivity as a function of market pricing. Scorecard Management: Lead measuring supplier performance, root causing issues, and driving improved performance. OWN all aspects of supplier performance (cost, quality and delivery). Day to day operational management of all delivery, cost, quality and overall performance related issues with server partners. Requirements
BA/BS or equivalent in technical field with at least 12 years of relevant experience. At least 5+ years of Sourcing Management or Supply Chain Management experience in related products and services. Must have 5+ years experience in negotiating cost, managing delivery and driving supplier quality improvements. Willing to travel and work with Asia (evening work). Prior leadership or management experience is preferred. Strong knowledge of materials, purchasing, and supply chain processes. Must be analytical and results focused. Business and technical knowledge of the server space, key industry OEM and ODM suppliers (ex. HP, Dell, IBM, Cybertan/Foxconn, Quanta, Wistron) Preferred, not required, knowledge of Data Center operation. Prior experience in networking, cloud industry or related field is a definite plus.
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