Western Digital

Western Digital

Senior Director | Program Management | Chief of Staff

San Jose, CA
May 22, 2024
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Job Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Directing, planning and prioritizing operational initiatives/projects on behalf of HDD business unit, as well as independent leadership of special projects
  • Acting as the point of contact for HDD GM/EVP, executive leadership team, and business stakeholders
  • Participating in the development of financial strategies inclusive of work on various aspects of organizational finance for HDD business unit
  • Providing strategic advice to HDD GM/EVP and executive leadership team to improve daily management of organization, including problem resolution approaches and procedures


    • BS/BA or MS degree with an Engineering emphasis
    • 10 years + related experience on program/project management
    • MUST HAVE Knowledge of Western Digital HDD products and services
    • Strong capability in Human Capital Resource Planning and projections
    • Have high Financial Acumen
    • Exceptional verbal/written communication and presentation skills with executive presence and confidence
    • Result driven and able to motivate, influence and aspire both executive/senior leaders and peer team members
    • High analytical skills, be able to see patterns, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker with an agile approach
    • Overcomes obstacles and constraints without becoming defeated or discouraged
    • Exceptional verbal/written communication and presentation skills with executive presence and confidence
    • Experience as a renowned performer with solid leadership skills and a strong sense of self/personal presence
    • Thorough understanding of HDD product/services acumen and competitive market
    • Willingness to work hard and take direction but also creatively solve problems for which the answers aren’t always obvious
    • Strong cross-functional influence and independent leadership; while being able to adapt to work productively in the face of ambiguity or uncertainty

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Compensation & Benefits Details

  • An employee’s pay position within the salary range may be based on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2) skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance, contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6) internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational needs.
  • The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California, Colorado, New York or remote jobs that can be performed in California, Colorado and New York. This range may be modified in the future.
  • You will be eligible to participate in Western Digital’s Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan, which provides incentive awards based on Company and individual performance. Depending on your role and your performance, you may be eligible to participate in our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of restricted stock units (RSUs) or cash equivalents, pursuant to the terms of the LTI plan. Please note that not all roles are eligible to participate in the LTI program, and not all roles are eligible for equity under the LTI plan. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance; life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program; other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan, and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
  • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.
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