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Facebook Sourcing Manager, Data Center Facility Operations in Dublin, Ireland


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.


As a Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for managing commercial relationships with Facebook’s service and equipment partners. In this role, you will be responsible for end-to-end sourcing and supply chain services for construction and facility operation services, that are deployed in Facebook’s EMEA data center footprint. This role will be accountable to partner in developing sourcing strategies, develop a partner management plan, work closely with the Facebook Infrastructure Data Center team and execute with speed and agility to achieve all quality, delivery, and business goals.

Required Skills:

  1. Responsible for day-to-day sourcing activities of multiple Data Centers in assigned region in the Facilities Operations Category

  2. Work with on-site operational managers to assure timely placements of agreements for services, upgrades and retrofits

  3. Assure all required services are in place well in advance Data Center startup

  4. Manage service contracting, contract renewals, terminations and service amendments in assigned region

  5. Work with operational managers to appropriately contract General Contracts for Data Center upgrades, retrofits and/or repairs

  6. Analyze sourcing practices in region and partner with other regional sourcing managers to develop standardization across Data Center fleet

  7. Lead multiple simultaneous strategic sourcing initiatives, following standard sourcing methodology, and lead cross functional teams in executing sourcing strategies

  8. Oversee, manage and coordinate on-site outsourced sourcing support leads

  9. Own, negotiate, and maintain the contractual relationship with Facebook’s external partners

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

  11. Manage supplier performance on a regular basis through the use of quality, delivery, and cost metrics

  12. Develop a supporting supplier management plan, and execute to achieve performance metrics

  13. Responsible for conducting spend analysis, analyzing supplier markets, identifying sourcing value levers and executing competitive RFI/RFPs/RFQs/RFx

  14. Develop, negotiate, and manage supplier contracts

  15. Travel to Data Centers as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in technical or business-related field of study

  2. 8+ years of work-related experience in sourcing/supply chain

  3. Experience working contracting services technical environment

  4. Experience managing suppliers in global engagements

  5. Experience improving and managing supplier performance in production environments

  6. Interpersonal, and communication experience and experience balancing multiple priorities

  7. Experience focusing and handling multiple priorities in a changing environment

  8. Independent with proven track record to execute on multiple tasks simultaneously

  9. Analytical, problem-solving, negotiation and organizational experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience negotiating with or the commercial management of general contractors, sub-contractors and facility operation service providers

  2. Master’s degree in business or technical discipline

Industry: Internet