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Sr. HR Business Partner

Company: Western Digital
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Company 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.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we've been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world's biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You'll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That's us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital -, G-Technology---, SanDisk - and WD - brands.

Today's exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It's You & Western Digital. Together, we're the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

As a HR Business Partner you will be responsible for providing strategic HR Business partner support for our Flash Product leaders. This role will actively participate in the business planning process as a valued member of the business unit leadership team and drive strategic initiatives that result in business value and impact. This includes being responsible for translating business plans into talent, engagement, and organization plans.

If you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, are looking to be a part of a team that is developing exciting new processes, and you are eager to take on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm, then this could be an exciting opportunity for you.


  • Acts as a trusted advisor and strategic HR partner to a designated executives
  • Actively participates with business leaders, developing deep connections, to plan and execute effective business strategies that create tangible business value
  • Leverages deep understanding of the business to translate business plans into clear business-focused talent, engagement, and organization strategies that achieve business outcomes
  • Ensures strong execution of identified people strategies using an enterprise mindset that balances the business needs with company-wide priorities and initiatives
  • Drives the Business Unit (BU) talent agenda and provides clear leadership on BU talent management, including assessing, developing, coaching, and mentoring critical executive talent as part of implementing the company-wide talent management processes
  • Supports BU-level M&A activity, both in assessing targets, evaluating cultural alignment, and ensuring smooth implementation and harmonization
  • Actively engages with business leaders to ensure organization effectiveness and optimal organization design
  • Provides change management counsel and support as an advocate for company-wide initiatives
  • Partners with executives on executive hiring and reward decisions
  • Leads and participates in cross-functional working teams on strategic initiatives
  • Proactively partners and collaborates across the global HR organization, serving as the voice of the business to global HR initiatives and providing thought leadership and a solution-oriented mindset to optimize the business value of the HR function

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with relevant certification preferred
    • 8+ years of experience in Human Resources or relevant experience
    • Demonstrates an inclusive leadership style with an emphasis on results and developing high performing team members
    • Experience working and navigating globally - experience working with Asia markets and cultures a plus
    • Demonstrated success in developing cutting edge global strategy and driving process improvements in a global workplace
    • Experience and resiliency in leading and supporting transformation and change
    • Proven track record of influencing, leading and facilitating large scale strategic initiatives with multiple senior stakeholders
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills (including presentation skills) across levels, with an ability to persuade and influence, and the ability to build enthusiasm and commitment
    • Goal-oriented, proactive, resourceful, accountable and passionate about driving results
    • Strong business, data and financial acumen
    • An agile and continuous learner with personal resilience and an ability to deal with ambiguity

      Additional Information

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


      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 Colorado or remote jobs that can be performed in Colorado. 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 Virgin Pulse Program; 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.

Keywords: Western Digital, Milpitas , Sr. HR Business Partner, Human Resources , Milpitas, California

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