Sensors & IP Sourcing Manager

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Menlo Park, CA, United States
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Facebook designs, develops, and builds all its own AR/VR and Portal HW products. The Strategic Sourcing team is responsible for managing spend covering all IP licensing, raw materials, from individual components on a PCB, to the final consumer end product. The team owns the commercial growth strategy and business relationships with all suppliers and manufacturers. The sourcing team moves fast and leverages key partnerships to drive technical innovation, high quality standards and cost-savings via a customized supply chain.Facebook is seeking an experienced Strategic Sourcing Manager that creates disruptive value by influencing the product definitions, designs, and specifications for our organization, for the development and manufacturing of our AR/VR & Portal hardware and software. In this role, you will be responsible for sourcing across our ecosystem, including the commercial, operational and technical performance of our technology and supplier base. You will be responsible for quality, product and material availability, and cost that spans sensor and health technologies and development services for our AR/VR and Portal product vectors.

  • Partner with Engineering, Product Management, UX and other cross-functional partners to identify/develop products and technologies that deliver target experiences under world class commercial terms and conditions.
  • Develop the overall vision, strategy and execution plan for off the shelf sensors, custom sensors, as well as audio & imaging IPs/SW and drive an integrated long-term partner development approach focused on delivering world class technology quality, service, delivery and cost.
  • Negotiate and execute master agreements, supply contracts and other critical agreements including but not limited to licensing agreements, SOWs, etc.
  • Establish, manage and own strategic supplier relationships at the supplier executive level.
  • Subject matter expert in sensor and IP cost profiles and should-cost models.
  • Lead Supplier QBR process focused on exceeding Facebook KPI’s and continuous performance improvement.
  • Influence supplier technology roadmaps and create internal disruptive value-add to ensure Facebook’s system architecture and commercial requirements are met.
  • Continually benchmark the industry to monitor technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into the Facebook AR/VR supply chain.
  • Drive Early Supplier Involvement initiatives to ensure our suppliers are proactively providing input into new product designs and future product roadmaps.
  • Establish supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage RFQ processes, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with cross functional teams.
  • Initiate and lead ongoing Cost Reduction programs to ensure the lowest possible total cost, including product cost, transportation cost, inventory cost, and cost of quality.
  • Formulate contingency plans to de-risk technical challenges, long lead time, single source, and any supply issue.
  • Institute programs to optimize schedule flexibility while minimizing excess inventory exposure.
  • Work with Supply Base Engineering and our CM partners to avoid any potential part shortages or quality problems which are affecting production schedules.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 10+ years experience in a technical role developing sensor roadmaps.
  • 10+ years negotiating complex agreements in the sensors and IP space.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, and partnering with cross-functional in leading strategies to fruition.
  • Leadership, program management and cross-functional teamwork experience.
  • Experience with communicating and to influence all levels of management.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 10+ years experience in a technical role developing sensor roadmaps.
  • 10+ years negotiating complex agreements in the sensors and IP space.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, and partnering with cross-functional in leading strategies to fruition.
  • Leadership, program management and cross-functional teamwork experience.
  • Experience with communicating and to influence all levels of management.

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Sensors & IP Sourcing Manager
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