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VP, HR Business Partner – Flash Business Unit

Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
JR-0000061960 Requisition #

Western Digital


The next big thing in data is you!



The VP, HR Business Partner – Flash BU will be responsible for providing strategic HR Business partner support for the Product teams (AME, Client+, Data Center), Business Strategy, Marketing and Flash Engineering organizations at Western Digital.  This role leads a team of HR Business Partners to identify and support the talent strategies required to execute the business unit priorities and deliverables.  This HR leader represents the voice of the business on the HR Leadership team as we set strategic HR direction and determine initiatives for the company.   The position reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).


  • Acts as a trusted advisor and strategic HR partner to the EVP, Flash BU
  • Actively participates with business leaders to plan and execute effective business strategies
  • Leverages deep understanding of the business to translate business plans into clear business-focused talent, engagement and organization strategies that achieve business outcomes
  • Ensures strong execution of identified people strategies
  • Drives the business talent agenda and provides clear leadership on talent management – including assessing, developing, coaching and mentoring critical executive talent as part of implementing the company-wide talent management processes
  • Ensures strong HR support for regional sites including compliance with local labor laws, culture activation and employee engagement efforts, and delivering progressive HR programs and efficient HR processes
  • Actively engages with business leaders to ensure organization effectiveness and optimal organization design
  • Develops and leads a strong, high performing HR Business Partner and HR Delivery team that has deep connections to the business and drives/creates tangible business value
  • Provides change management counsel and support
  • Partners with executives on executive hiring and reward decisions
  • Leads and participates in cross-functional working teams on strategic initiatives
  • Actively engage and collaborate with the HR Leadership Team to lead functional transformation, determine proactive enterprise-wide strategic priorities, and drive positive business results
  • Proactively partner and collaborate across the global HR organization, share information, and provide thought leadership and a solution-oriented mindset to optimize the business value of the HR function
  • Effectively and strategically manage assigned budget



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with Master degree or relevant certification preferred
  • 12 years plus of experience in Human Resources or relevant experience with at least 8 years leading/managing teams.
  • Experience working and navigating globally -  in particular experience working with India and Israel markets and cultures
  • Demonstrated success in developing progressive global strategy and driving process improvements in a global workplace
  • Demonstrates an inclusive leadership style with an emphasis on results and developing high performing team members
  • Experience successfully leading HR and business transformation
  • Proven track record of influencing, leading and facilitating large scale strategic initiatives with multiple senior stakeholders (Exec Leadership Team and Business Leadership Sponsors)
  • 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
  • Goal-oriented, proactive, accountable and passionate about driving results
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • An agile and continuous learner with personal resilience and an ability to deal with ambiguity


WD commitment to Diveristy

At Western Digital, we thrive on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe that the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe that the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.





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


We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, storage 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 government organizations come to us for the technologies and solutions needed to bring meaning and value to their ever-increasing diversity of data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your unique skills. You can be the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


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