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Strategic Sourcing Technical Lead - Audio

Company: Oculus
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

As an Audio Strategic Sourcing Technical Lead for Meta's Reality Labs, your job will focus on building technology partnerships that accelerate the introduction of new consumer hardware products and metaverse-driven experiences. You will be part of a fast-moving team that explores advanced audio technology to push the boundary of acoustic performance in novel product form factors. Working with engineers from RL's audio engineering teams, you will lead collaboration opportunities with industry partners ranging from startups, universities, to established corporations. Key responsibilities include managing strategic relationships with key partners in the industry, negotiating contract agreements and pricing, leading supplier selection efforts (RFP/RFI), influencing technology roadmaps at Meta and at industry partners, and driving the incorporation of NTI results into Meta product roadmaps.

  • Build relationship with key industry partners to enable collaboration with Meta on audio technology development
  • Manage strategic relationships with the executive leadership at industry partners
  • Identify new partners for technology exploration and development
  • Negotiate and execute development agreements, master supply agreements, statements of work, and other critical contracts
  • Secure mass-production capacity to support RL product demand and drive partner to grow capacity where necessary
  • Negotiate competitive pricing from partners to enable successful incorporation of audio technology into RL products
  • Lead supplier plan-of-record (SPOR) alignment discussions with audio cross-functional partners
  • Establish partner selection framework and criteria for RFP/RFI specific to NTI initiatives
  • Work in conjunction with Meta's audio engineering team to develop a sourcing strategy and NTI roadmap that enable development of cutting-edge audio technology and incorporate such technology into RL product roadmap
  • Influence technology roadmaps and collaborate with industry partners to ensure Meta's technical and commercial requirements are fully met
  • Provide commercial support to meet audio engineering team's NTI roadmap objectives
  • Drive NTI exploratory discussions with Meta's audio engineering team and potential industry partners, including setting up technology evaluations and managing
  • Manage NTI investments end-to-end, from initial exploration to validation completion
  • Continually benchmark the industry to monitor technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into Meta's supply chain

    • BS degree
    • 10+ years experience working in audio technology development
    • 5+ years experience working in consumer hardware products
    • Proficiency on general acoustic technology principles
    • Experience working on both strategy and execution in a hardware development environment
    • Experience operating in dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
    • Leadership and program management experience working with cross-functional teams in fast-paced, complex environments
    • Experience communicating with and influencing all levels of management to reach consensus on strategic initiatives as well as tactical plans of action
    • Demonstrated experience interfacing with and establishing commercial and technical relationships with senior management at suppliers and/or industry partners
    • Experience in supplier evaluation/selection (RFP/RFI) and developing sourcing strategies

      • PhD degree in an engineering discipline
      • MBA and/or MS degree in supply chain, engineering or operations management
      • 5+ years of strategic sourcing experience in audio or other electromechanical commodities
      • Experience with price negotiations, with focus on NRE and mass-production manufacturing costs
      • Experience negotiating a range of development and master supply contracts, with focus on complex intellectual property provisions and R&D investments
      • Experience identifying manufacturing bottlenecks and driving capacity expansion plans

        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 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 Jobble

Keywords: Oculus, Sunnyvale , Strategic Sourcing Technical Lead - Audio, IT / Software / Systems , Sunnyvale, California

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