Program Manager
Global Operations Product Sustainability
Posted on 9/22/2023
Western Digital

10,001+ employees

Disk drive & data storage manufacturer
Company Overview
Western Digital’s mission is to be at the cusp of innovation and to push the boundaries of innovation to make what you think was once impossible, possible. The company has been at the forefront of innovation with the first hard drives and now continues to work on advancements in 3D NAND along with their reliable data solutions business.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


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San Jose, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Product Design
Operations & Logistics
Customer Success & Support
  • A passionate and result-oriented leader with demonstrated success in achieving results in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Demonstrate Outstanding external and internal customer service and communication skills
  • A trail blazer who can execute a defined roadmap for product life cycle sustainability elements and circular economy
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work and deliver in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of WD's product portfolio and the industry is preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to drive conflict resolution
  • A pioneering spirit that delivers Sustainability Initiatives while demonstrating high emotional intelligence, people engagement skills and ability to be a strong team member and project leader
  • B.S./B.A. degree required (in relevant area such as Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or allied discipline), with at least 8 years of experience in product development, service operations or manufacturing
  • MBA or any other relevant degree /certification in electronics/material sciences/ environmental sciences/sustainability
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such BU's, Product teams, Factories, and Sales teams, internal and external customers to achieve green design and product lifecycle objectives
  • Project Manage and deliver initiatives to achieve product life cycle, recycling, circular economy and green design
  • Determine patterns around product life cycle carbon and other sustainability parameters and translate them into systems' requirements and recommend platforms
  • Determine mechanisms to embed Sustainability and Green Design elements into the Product Design process, collaborating with the BU teams
  • Drive operationalization of product flows that enable re-use and recyclability of packing materials, recovery of components
  • Execute business cases for re-use/recycle
  • Identify and drive rare earth material conservation initiatives
  • Execute roadmap of transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy
  • Identify and develop tools and approaches to enable R&D and product/packaging development teams to help them understand the environmental impact of their ingredients, materials, and packaging choices across the product lifecycle
  • Serve as a “connector” and share best practices across diverse business segments on sustainable product design and development
  • Ideate, define and cross-functionally align sustainability priorities with other corporate functions namely HR, IT, Quality, CSR