Meta AR/VR Job | Strategic Sourcing Manager, Custom Mechanicals | Quest

Job(岗位): Strategic Sourcing Manager, Custom Mechanicals | Quest

Type(岗位类型): Operations

Citys(岗位城市): Shanghai, China

Date(发布日期): 2023-11-3


Come and join us to be the pioneer of the 3rd generation of personal computing platform – Metaverse. The strategic sourcing manager will develop, drive and execute a new product category with Reality Lab at Meta. We are looking for individuals who desire to be on the ground floor of a breakthrough technology and help build a world class supply chain. This individual is responsible for driving supplier business management activities for mechanical commodities. This strategic sourcing manager will work closely with Hardware Engineering, Technical Program Management, Finance and Technical Operations during the product development cycle from prototype to mass production to ensure successful product launch. The person will lead sourcing activities related to new technologies and innovative manufacturing processes to realize design intent while optimizing quality versus cost, driving sustainability and championing continuous improvement throughout the lifecycle of products.


Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, supply chain management, business or equivalent practical experience

5 + years of mechanical sourcing experience

5+ years of managing Asia based suppliers in mechanical commodities

Practical working knowledge in all or any of the following areas: plastic injection molding, compression molding, basic plastic & elastomer materials, stamping, forging, CNC machining, die-casting, softgood raw materials and related manufacturing processes

Experience in supplier evaluation/selection, should cost model, contract negotiation and supply base management


Develop mechanical component sourcing strategy which ensures that our supply base is capable of meeting Reality Lab’s current and future technical and business requirements.

Continually benchmark the mechanical industry to monitor cost and technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into the supply chain.

Drive early supplier engagement to ensure our mechanical suppliers are proactively providing input into new product designs and future product roadmaps.

Establish mechanical supplier selection criteria, evaluate suppliers, manage the RFQ process, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with hardware engineering, manufacturing design engineering, and supplier quality team

Negotiate purchase agreement, contracts, and SOW with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, payment, warranty and service terms.

Formulate contingency plans to de-risk technical challenges, long lead time, single source, and non-cancellable/non-returnable (NCNR) supply issues.

Lead design and cost trade-off conversation during development stages to influence production design and manufacturing processes for the best decision of the product.

Initiate, prepare, constantly adjust and execute the mass production plan of the new product collaborating with product operations and tech operations team through the end of product life. Manage the negotiation and closing phase of the end of product life.

Develop and implement supplier performance measurement system and conduct periodic supplier business reviews with management and cross functional team.

Lead total cost reduction program to achieve the lowest possible total cost which covers product cost, transportation cost, inventory cost and cost of quality.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

MBA or Master of Engineering

Experience with high volume, consumer electronics products

Experience working with CMs, ODMs, OEMs

Willingness to travel and open to work with different time zone