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Senior Director, Global Investigations

JR-0000050833 Requisition #

Western Digital

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The Senior Director, Internal Investigations is responsible for managing the Company’s Global Ethics Helpline, directing a team of investigators who conduct internal investigations globally, ensuring that ethics and compliance concerns raised by employees, suppliers, vendors and other third-parties anywhere in the world are promptly and thoroughly investigated and appropriately redressed. The Senior Director, Internal Investigations reports to the Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer.


  • Lead, manage and develop small global team of internal investigators in Company’s ethics and compliance function.
  • Oversee Company’s Ethics Helpline, which includes ensuring Helpline is operating and effective at all sites globally and partnering with Human Resources and other investigative functions across the Company to ensure timely responses to all concerns raised on the Helpline and other reporting channels.
  • Lead internal investigations around the globe, including overseeing and working with team of internal investigators to develop investigation plans particular to each ethics and compliance concern, collect and review documents, interview witnesses, and reach and document findings.
  • Advise the Company on internal investigations findings and appropriate remedial action to be taken based on the findings.
  • Provide periodic updates to the Company’s management team concerning ethics and compliance concerns, and data and trends regarding compliance culture.
  • Prepare quarterly Ethics and Compliance data for reporting to Board of Directors, Audit Committee, company leadership, and business units.
  • Prepare information for and facilitate periodic investigations review process with Company’s external auditors.
  • Develop and deliver effective skills-based training for investigators across the Company to enhance interviewing and report writing skills, among other investigation fundamentals.
  • Ensure all Company investigators understand and follow protocol for identifying and recording root cause(s), discipline, and other remediation for each concern that is substantiated following an investigation.
  • Oversee training and communication initiatives related to Western Digital’s “Speak Up” culture and non-retaliation policy, including quarterly all-employee communications, annual online compliance training, and post-investigation leadership communications as needed.
  • Analyze ethics and compliance investigations data (including root cause) to determine relevant trends and areas of compliance risk, and recommend effective modes of training, communication, and controls enhancements to address same.
  • Develop robust, enterprise-wide set of post-investigation discipline and remediation data to ensure organizational justice through horizontal and vertical consistency of outcomes, and to assist Company in making post-investigation discipline and remediation decisions.
  • Oversee administration of quarterly cross-functional “root cause” committee meetings to discuss lessons learned from investigations and to ensure cross-functional follow-through on remediation recommendations to prevent future misconduct or other issues.

  • JD degree with a strong academic record
  • Minimum of 8 – 12 years of legal experience with emphasis on internal investigations, white collar litigation, and/or ethics & compliance
  • Understanding of compliance laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, global Competition laws, and data privacy
  • Experience investigating financial fraud, procurement improprieties, and employee misconduct preferred; experience as Assistant U.S. Attorney is highly desirable
  • Experience in conducting and managing document reviews and electronic discovery
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment, to be proactive and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to focus on critical priorities
  • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and executive presence, including the ability to deliver crisp, clear and concise executive presentations
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and a demonstrated record of cross-functional collaboration; understands and effectively balances internal and external stakeholder requirements, expectations and needs
  • Strategic mindset; articulates credible visions of new possibilities that will create sustainable value to the Ethics and Compliance investigations function
  • Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics; is sensitive to how people and organizations function and plans approach accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade and to inspire trust and confidence through effective communication and interpersonal skills; uses compelling arguments and positions them appropriately to gain the support and commitment of others
  • Relates comfortably and works effectively with people across levels, functions, culture and geography; acts with diplomacy and tact to build constructive relationships
  • Is sensitive to cultural norms, expectations and ways of communicating
  • Regular and, at times, unpredictable travel, including regular international travel, is required


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of 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. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

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