Director – HR Business Partner
HDD Operations
Posted on 3/21/2023
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.
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
People & HR
  • Champions WD values and knows how to integrate this into every aspect of talent initiatives
  • Assess, develop, and coach executives and senior leadership teams to drive high performance and potential
  • Mastery in change management initiatives with a focus on culture, leadership capabilities, and engagement
  • Analyze external and internal trends and conduct regular, inclusive listening sessions to develop data-driven insights to drive optimal employee engagement and experience
  • Amplify and extend DE&I into everything you do, in alignment with enterprise focus
  • Act as an early warning signal for executives and the People Solutions leadership team. Respond as needed to global or local crises affecting WD employees
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with Master's degree or relevant certification preferred
  • 10-12 years of experience in Human Resources or People Organization; people leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrates an inclusive leadership style with an emphasis on results and developing high performing team members
  • Proven track record of influencing, leading and facilitating strategic initiatives with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Strong commercial acumen, understands competitor and industry dynamics, and how the business operates
  • Exercises a global mindset and approaches differences with curiosity; experience working and navigating globally preferred
  • Conducts diagnostics, develops strategies and implements solutions to enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Leads and supports transformation and change by helping the company and individuals accept and embrace change in a way that positively shapes the future
  • Prioritizes delivering company imperatives while balancing the goals of one's own organizational imperatives
  • Approaches problems from a systems perspective by defining connections and interdependencies, and understands how decisions have systematic consequences
  • Gathers insights and data to help leaders and teams make effective decisions that drives the right outcomes
  • 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
  • Agile and continuous learner with personal resilience and an ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Goal-oriented, proactive, resourceful, accountable and passionate about driving results
  • Join the People Solutions team as Director, Business & People Partner (BPP), providing strategic partnership to the HDD Operations leader and team. In this role, you will lead a high performing team of BPPs to drive strategic initiatives that result in business value and impact. You will also partner with the business to define a world class people strategy and plans that deliver sustained impact in attracting, engaging and developing our workforce
  • If you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, are looking to be a part of a team that is developing exciting new programs and processes and 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