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Western Digital

Western Digital

Accounting & Finance
Shanghai, China
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description


  • Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company compensation and benefits programs.
  • Lead monthly payroll events/process to make sure the on time payment and accuracy including attendance, social security and salary payment.
  • Define the Compensation& Benefit initiative such as retention project, benefits localization, wellness project, EAP project, service award program, compensation and other survey participation;
  • Lead vendor management. Negotiates coverage services and costs with carriers.
  • Responsible for social security yearly review and update required by Government.
  • Lead the attendance data maintenance, leveraging the resource in MFG.
  • Lead and conduct the annual compensation planning cycle – new salary range, salary structure development and ensuring the most cost effective salary changes and highest level of equity across functions/departments
  • Forecast and analysis - Analyze monthly actuals and provide forecast by collaborating with business stakeholders to drive financial improvement, support to facilitate R8Q and corrective action.
  • Perform analysis as requested by other team members in support of broader initiatives
  • Coach, counsel and educate other HR functions on C&B/payroll policies and practices


  • Requires BS/BA degree or equivalent with 12 or more years of related experience and 7 or more years on C&B or payroll.
  • The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills. Managing multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to drive priorities and initiatives. Outstanding management skills, including diplomacy, clear communication style and employee development.
  • Ability to work in a complex, matrix environment dealing with changes
  • Strong sense of responsibility, willing to learn; can work under pressure and meet the requirement of deadline
  • Positive “can do” attitude to try and solve any problem
  • High attention to details; self-motivated and team player

Additional Information

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe 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.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. 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.