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Sr. Global Trade Compliance Manager

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Legal
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JR-0000063685 Requisition #

Western Digital®

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Western Digital is seeking a Senior Global Trade Manager to help develop and manage the Company’s Global Trade Compliance Program.  The position reports to the Director of Global Trade Compliance and will play a key role in ensuring that the Company’s Global Trade Compliance team operates efficiently to deliver results that supports the needs of Western Digital’s business units while increasing visibility and integration of the Global Trade Compliance function throughout the Company. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a team of trade compliance analysts and with their assistance, refine and build out a robust trade compliance program tailored for the Company
  • Manage the development and/or maintenance of global trade compliance policies and procedures
  • Develop a communication strategy for global trade compliance program to increase visibility of the function within the Company and enhance Company employees’ understanding/awareness of Global Trade Compliance issues, including developing function-based, risk-based trade compliance training and communications
  • Oversee the development of a systematic end-to-end approach to classifying Company’s products and related software and technologies, including those with encryption capabilities
  • Understand and stay on top of Company’s existing and future technologies/products to ensure trade compliance issues are proactively addressed
  • Manage Company’s US Government licenses applications and classification requests processes
  • Develop and implement trade compliance program continuous improvement activities.
  • Perform compliance risk assessments and tailor trade compliance programs to address such risks
  • Monitor legal, regulatory, and trade developments that impact WDC’s business and provide updates to various stakeholders
  • Collaborate with various business functions (including colleagues in Legal, Finance/Tax, HR, Engineering, Supply Chain, Marketing and Sales, Corporate Strategy) to understand needs and build integrated, upstream and forward-looking trade compliance processes
  • Contribute to the development of compliance roadmap and strategic planning
  • Promote a business culture of trade compliance and ethics and conduct other compliance activities

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Masters or Professional Degree preferred.
  • 10+ year of experience in global trade compliance in law firm, consulting firm or multinational company
  • Experience in dealing with storage/memory technologies, or related technologies, a plus
  • A subject-matter expert in export and/or import compliance.
  • Solid understanding of EAR (especially Categories 3 and 5) and export controls generally, OFAC economic and trade sanctions programs, TAA, CBP regulations, FTRs, classification (hardware and software)
  • Comfort with communicating with U.S. government agencies especially BIS
  • Project management skills necessary to lead projects and drive them to completion effectively and timely
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate complex legal concepts into simple statements and propose/develop practical business solutions
  • Committed to growth mindset and continuous improvement
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively on legal and compliance issues verbally and in writing, in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Nimble learner and quick to learn new and different technologies and stay abreast of emerging technologies
  • Ability to make good decisions based on sound judgement
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to understand, learn, and use new technology and systems

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL®

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™, SanDisk®, 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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Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their 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.

Western Digital thrives on the power of diversity. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect, and contribution. Our leaders, including managers and supervisors, actively support diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To learn more, click here.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with a disability. If you need a reasonable accommodation, email us at Careers.Accommodations@WDC.com. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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