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Meta Network Development, Sourcing Manager in Topeka, Kansas


The Sourcing Manager - Network Development is responsible for identifying, contracting, and managing greenfield fiber deployments. Activities will include project managing the day-to-day activity of network development projects in North America, identifying industry partners/contractors, creating and negotiating partnership business models, developing project budgets, and preparing business cases to execute on a final direction. In this role, you will collaborate with planning for full network planning solutions, legal, and finance.

Required Skills:

Network Development, Sourcing Manager Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with internal teams to develop long-term infrastructure build plans considering construction timelines, ROW feasibility, and budget needs.

  2. Identify existing complimentary infrastructure opportunities.

  3. Build and engage new suppliers/partnerships to further new fiber deployment throughout North America.

  4. Work closely with finance to develop business plans, budgets, and forecasts.

  5. Analyze build options, and generate clear and objective analysis recommendations for management review and approval.

  6. Support the development and negotiation of RFI/RFP proposals for new fiber infrastructure.

  7. Support the sourcing and management of the supply chain for primary OSP project needs.

  8. Drive Q/A and Q/C of project management system updates/reporting.

  9. Coordinate and manage build partners, engineering and construction firms and associated project budget(s).

  10. Support tracking and management of ROW and permit acquisition process in conjunction with an aggressive deployment schedule of design and construction.

  11. Mitigate risk for the project through pre-planning, innovative planning, and partnership.

  12. Communicate upward of projects risks to both timeline and budget.

  13. Partner with the General Contractor and other Vendors to build a culture of collaboration.

  14. Partner with Internal Cross Functional Partners to build a culture of collaboration.

  15. Support internal team and other cross-functional departments as needed.

  16. Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time within North America.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years of project management experience with a focus on utility construction.

  2. Negotiation skills and experience problem solving.

  3. MS Suite proficiency, with experience using spreadsheet tools and/or programs.

  4. Experience preparing and presenting quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis and reports.

  5. Detail oriented with experience managing multiple cross-functional tasks and projects.

  6. Skills in promoting and modeling of continuous improvement, partnership, and teamwork in behaviors and communications.

  7. Skills in promoting and modeling of openness to giving, seeking, and receiving 360-degree feedback.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with the procurement of new route construction services and materials.

  2. Telecom outside and/or inside plant experience.

  3. Knowledge of capital budget management. (i.e.-project forecasting, management of accruals).

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.