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Senior Executive Compensation Analyst

Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
JR-0000052864 Requisition #

Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!

Reporting directly to Western Digital’s Sr. Director of Executive Compensation, this role is responsible for supporting the research and analytics necessary to prepare materials to be presented to the Compensation Committee of the Board. In addition to supporting the compensation work for the executive team, this role will also support the research, design, approval and reporting on our Long-Term Incentive (LTI) plan where we provide equity-based compensation as part of our annual LTI award allocation process for equity-eligible employees.

This role will also assist our Strategic HR Business Partners & HR Delivery teams with executive job evaluations, market pricing and guidance to support the development of competitive pay packages to attract, retain and motivate top talent for executive level positions.

Additionally, this role will also collaborate with the Global Compensation Team to provide ongoing support for our broader annual compensation review process and our ongoing efforts to collect market intelligence and competitive compensation data for our employees globally.


  • Lead the research and development of presentation materials for Compensation Committee meetings.
  • Partner with external Compensation Consultants to ensure timely delivery of research and analysis for the Compensation Committee materials.
  • Exhibit extensive awareness and knowledge of executive compensation topics, including current and future trends, ongoing legislation affecting executive compensation, and monitoring applicable SEC, accounting and tax regulations to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Conduct ad-hoc compensation analyses and research projects. Identifies and seeks multiple data points to evaluate and assess effectiveness of executive compensation programs. Evaluate executive positions and develop appropriate compensation recommendations.
  • Exhibit strong familiarity with tax rules and financial regulations relevant to executive compensation.
  • Assist with the research and source materials required for the completion of the CD&A, proxy materials, 10-K, footnote disclosures and other ad-hoc reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional collaboration partners, including Legal, Stock Plan Administration, Tax, Accounting, Finance and Payroll.
  • Partner closely with Strategic HR Business partners to enter executive compensation actions in Workday/Payroll and ensure accuracy/timeliness of processing pay changes.
  • Support a broad array of programs that involve communication, implementation and administration of our annual compensation process and programs in support of Western Digital’s business strategy.
  • Build consultative and collaborate relationships with HR Business Partners, HR Delivery, Talent Acquisition and Leadership on various executive compensation related matters.
  • Support the CEO & CHRO on reporting and planning for the annual compensation process to include merit and promotional salary review, short term incentive payout and long-term incentive award allocation for the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Utilize and maintain our online salary survey management tool to effectively support the review and maintenance of the competitive compensation market data for our Executive positions. 
  • Participate in Executive Compensation market pricing and survey events to update and maintain our market data set and trends for Executive positions.
  • Remain current on our employment and compensation policies, practices and programs; and stay informed of new (and pending) laws and regulations that impact these programs.
  • Act as internal consultant/advisor and make recommendations to Managers, HR Business Partners, HR Delivery and Talent Acquisition on various Executive Compensation matters; and where appropriate, interpret local, state, and federal laws regulating compensation practices. 
  • Support the development of communication materials to effectively educate and inform around our Executive Compensation related training and education materials.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources or a quantitative field.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as an Executive Compensation Analyst, preferably in a global technology organization. CCP or CECP preferred.
  • 5 to 8 years’ experience combined in either Human Resources or the Finance organization.
  • Experience with ISS Compass modelling tools.
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate policies and procedures to all levels of staff and management.
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills with proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced knowledge of compensation fundamentals and program design strategies.
  • Able to handle high level of confidentiality regarding workforce and organizational changes.
  • Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision making, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills.


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.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.

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