Specialist 2, Product Marketing

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Product Marketing
  • Work Location: Penang SDSM Office--LOC_SNDK_Seberang Perai Office

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

Position Overview:

As a Retail Packaging Manager, your integral role will encompass the orchestration of packaging projects with unparalleled precision and meticulous attention to detail. You will be the driving force behind the seamless execution of packaging initiatives, leading cross-functional teams through complex processes while upholding the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Leadership and Coordination:

  • Spearhead end-to-end packaging projects, from initiation to final delivery, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and objectives.
  • Collaborate closely with design, manufacturing, marketing, and operations teams to ensure a synchronized and streamlined packaging development process.
  • Foster strong working relationships and open channels of communication to optimize project outcomes.

Detail-Oriented Project Planning:

  • Develop comprehensive project plans that encompass every facet of packaging design, production, and delivery, leaving no detail overlooked.
  • Establish clear milestones, tasks, and responsibilities to maintain project clarity and accountability.

Quality Assurance and Precision:

  • Institute a culture of uncompromising attention to detail throughout the packaging lifecycle, conducting meticulous reviews of prototypes, artwork, and samples.
  • Uphold unwavering quality standards and flag any discrepancies for resolution before final production.

Risk Mitigation and Problem Solving:

  • Identify potential bottlenecks and risks in the packaging process, deploying your adept problem-solving skills to devise proactive solutions.
  • Address challenges promptly, ensuring project continuity and minimizing disruptions.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Maintain transparent and timely communication with all stakeholders, providing regular updates on project progress, challenges, and solutions.
  • Generate insightful reports detailing project statuses, metrics, and areas of improvement.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Strive for operational excellence by identifying opportunities to enhance processes, optimize resource allocation, and expedite time-to-market for packaging initiatives.
  • Lead the implementation of best practices and process refinements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Project Management, Supply Chain, or work experience in related field.
  • Proven track record of successful project management, preferably in a retail packaging or consumer goods context.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, demonstrated by a history of meticulously executed projects and a commitment to upholding the highest quality standards.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software to efficiently plan, track, and report on project progress.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling you to identify risks and devise effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, essential for fostering collaboration across cross-functional teams and external vendors.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously without compromising on detail or accuracy.
  • A proactive mindset, always seeking opportunities for process improvement and operational efficiency.

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.

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