Veterans Engineering Program - Equipment Sourcing Analyst

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Veterans Engineering Program - Equipment Sourcing Analyst
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Sunnyvale, CA
The Reality Labs (RL) team focuses on delivering Meta's vision through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) building products that make it easier for people to connect with the ones they love most. We are a team of world-class experts developing and shipping products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. Our team supports the engineering and operations functions in sourcing the equipment they need to take breakthrough concepts and deliver them to market at scale. We are excited to offer a new career development program to grow our RL Hardware team. We are seeking Sourcing Analysts, who are military veterans at all levels to work with a world-class group of researchers, engineers and sourcing managers focused on automated assembly and test equipment for key components, electromechanical subassemblies and fully-integrated devices. Reporting to a member of the Strategic Sourcing and Management team, you will support Equipment Sourcing team members in implementing our Equipment Sourcing Strategy across our supply chain for VR and AR systems. Military spouses may also apply. This is a 12-month program with the Reality Labs Team. Once the program concludes, those who have demonstrated their abilities to succeed and make an impact at Meta will be considered for a full-time position.
Veterans Engineering Program - Equipment Sourcing Analyst Responsibilities
  • Develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities to leverage our equipment suppliers’ capabilities to grow our business
  • and identify potential new supplier candidates
  • Work closely with Equipment Sourcing and Legal team members to ensure the proper onboarding of new equipment partners
  • Manage request-for-quotations (RFQs) for equipment, ensuring adherence to RL’s sourcing strategy and supporting the final supplier selection
  • Conduct financial and spend analyses to facilitate the negotiation cost for RL products
  • Contribute to the RL Equipment budgeting process and support budget reviews
  • Develop an understanding of the automation and testing-equipment industries and present research and findings to Equipment and other RL team members
  • Support and participate in quarterly business reviews (QBR) with strategic RL equipment partners
Minimum Qualifications
  • Engineering or Technical BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in strategic sourcing or related disciplines specific to laboratory, manufacturing assembly (including fixtures) and manufacturing test equipment for large-scale operations
  • Experience managing competitive-bid RFQ processes and ensuring compliance with supplier-onboarding policies
  • Understanding of supplier spend-analysis methodologies and proficiency in spreadsheet-based analysis (e.g., Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets)
  • History of managing supplier evaluations and ensuring compliance with vendor selection, should-cost models, contract negotiations and supply-base management
  • Understanding of supply chains and factory operations across a variety of industries
  • History of managing complex workstreams and facilitating cross-functional teamwork, using schedule-management tools (e.g., Microsoft Project or similar)
  • Experience presenting results of spend analyses and articulating sourcing recommendations to technical and nontechnical cross-functional teams using tools such as Microsoft Powerpoint or Google Slides
  • Familiarity with procurement contract structures, terms and negotiating “levers”
  • Military Veteran, transitioning Service Member, or military spouse
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing best-in-class procurement processes and procurement-compliance policies
  • History of conducting supplier evaluations, including capabilities assessments and financial analyses using secondary-information sources and onsite visits
  • Experience communicating with and influencing higher levels of command or management
  • Proven track record of driving a structured, result-oriented negotiation process and outstanding negotiation results
  • Knowledge of consumer-electronics manufacturing processes and supply chains
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Military Procurement Training and/or experience in sourcing and procurement of complex systems and equipment
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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