Sr. HR Business Partner - HDD Operations

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Human Resources
  • Work Location: BangPa-In Building 4--LOC_WDT_TH1414

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

As a Senior HR Business Partner, you will provide strategic people consultation across the Operations function for Hard Disk Drives (HDD) in Thailand. This role will own and drive the function’s talent strategy - translating business plans into talent, engagement, and organization plans. You will also partner with the business to execute and realize the goals of our people strategy and support the strategic direction of the talent development and enablement needs. The Sr. HR Business Partner will need to lead cross-functionally to design and deliver programs.

If you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, are looking to be a part of a team that is hands-on in developing people-first experiences and are eager to take on a new challenge with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm, then this could be the opportunity for you.


Act as a talent strategist, trusted advisor, and leadership coach to senior executive leaders

  •  Own and drive the function’s talent strategy in alignment with the business strategy, engaging as a trusted advisor and strategic consultant to a group senior leaders and site General Managers
  • Diagnose workforce needs and gaps with a data-driven approach to inform priorities related to workforce planning, organization design, culture, succession planning and leader development
  • Operationalize the talent strategy with an enterprise mindset, strong execution rigor, effective change management and high degree of collaboration across the ecosystem
  • Build deep relationships with senior executive leaders and factory General Managers, coaching and influencing them along our manufacturing transformation journey focused on driving automation, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and related large-scale up-skilling
  • Maintain a pulse on the employee experience through engagement data and regular formal and informal listening sessions to inform action plans with leaders
  • Respond as needed to global or local crises affecting Western Digital employees and act as an early warning signal for executives and the People Solutions leadership team

Influence design and drive adoption of enterprise-wide strategic talent programs

  • Act as a steward of the People Solutions strategy and operating model
  • Drive the enterprise-wide integrated talent management programs such as goal setting, performance feedback, development conversations and rewards within the aligned functions
  • Participate in cross-functional working teams on talent programs, serving as the voice of the business and bringing insights from external industry trends into the discussions
  • Amplify and embed a focus on inclusion across lifecycle of talent programs
  • Operate with a solution-oriented and enterprise mindset, collaborating with various Centers of Excellence to optimize the business value of the People Solutions (HR) function



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with master's degree or relevant certification preferred
  • 10-12 years of experience in Human Resources with people leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrates inclusive leadership with an emphasis on results and developing a high performing team
  • Proven record of influencing, leading and facilitating strategic initiatives with senior executive stakeholders
  • Understands competitor landscape, industry dynamics and internal operations within hardware technology and manufacturing
  • Exercises a global mindset and approaches differences with curiosity, as well as experience working and navigating globally preferred
  • Operates with a consultative mindset, conducting diagnostics, developing strategies, and implementing solutions to enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Exhibits data fluency to deliver compelling insights for effective decision-making and partnering with the analytics team in the process
  • Leads and supports transformation and change by helping the company and individuals accept and embrace change in a way that positively shapes the future
  • Strong strategic prioritization skills to deliver company imperatives while balancing the goals of one's own organizational imperatives
  • Approaches problems from a whole systems perspective by defining connections and interdependencies, and understands how decisions have systematic consequences
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills (including presentation skills) across levels to influence, build enthusiasm and enlist commitment
  • Continuous learner, role modeling agility and resilience to lead through ambiguity and change
  • Results-oriented operating with a high degree of resourcefulness and accountability

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate 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 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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