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Facebook Sourcing Specialist in Austin, Texas


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.


Facebook is seeking to fill a full-time position for a Sourcing Specialist, in our (Austin, TX) office. We are looking for a candidate who loves problem solving, partnering to deliver solutions, and is passionate about customer service. This is a unique opportunity that will help Facebook ensure organizational cost savings so that Facebook’s performance objectives are met. We are seeking a professional with Source-to-Pay experience within a global company. The ideal candidate will have a passion for problem solving, experience managing multi bid negotiations, and a strong focus on customer service, teamwork, and collaboration.

Required Skills:

  1. Review and triage purchase requests to ensure the purchase is handled through the optimal channel or team to optimize total cost, comply with policies, and ensure speed and efficiency

  2. Consult with and advise internal requesters regarding their purchasing needs and troubleshoot their questions and issues

  3. Run rapid sourcing events and negotiate with suppliers to generate the best total cost and quality for Facebook

  4. Evaluate and process purchase requisitions efficiently to reduce downstream holds and positively impact payment cycles

  5. Support the development and application of selection criteria and evaluation methodologies to match suppliers with requirements to develop a sustainable preferred supplier program

  6. Act as procurement subject matter expert in consulting with the business to identify, develop and deploy best practice procurement, category management, and supplier management

  7. Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal business partners to share best practices and understand and challenge business decisions

  8. Develop and maintain accurate and complete documentation for operational processes

  9. Assist in special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years of Procurement Operations and/or Source-to-Pay experience

  2. BA/BS in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, or other related field

  3. Experience in planning, sourcing, negotiating, contracting, and supplier management

  4. Experience working with ERP systems, and contract management, eSourcing, workflow, and project management tools

  5. Knowledge of Indirect and Direct Procurement

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience where accountability was required to KPI and CSAT measurements

  2. Experience working in sourcing related activities (e.g. RFI, RFP, scopes of work, negotiation, contracting, etc.)

  3. Proficient in stakeholder management and communications

  4. Familiarity with Sourcing and Procurement processes, e.g. RFI, RFP, scopes of work, negotiation, contracting, etc.

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.