Manager 4, Program Management Engineering

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Non-Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Program Management Engineering
  • Work Location: BangPa-In Building 8--LOC_WDT_TH1418

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • DOE PM oversees the planning and coordination of materials and wafer evaluation build schedules and resources to ensure efficient and timely learning cycle time feedback. This role involves collaborating with manufacturing operations, managing inventory, optimizing production processes, and aligning manufacturing schedules with customer demand and Wafer Development goals. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Primary point of contact for customers. Work closely with BE and FE stakeholders to understand their requirements, provide regular updates on project/build status, and manage any issues or concerns that may arise.

Production Planning:

  • Develop and maintain production schedules to meet customer demand and production targets.
  • Coordinate with production teams to ensure efficient workflow and resource allocation.
  • Monitor and adjust schedules based on production performance and changing requirements.

Inventory Management:

  • Manage inventory levels to ensure the availability of raw materials and components.
  • Conduct regular audits to ensure inventory accuracy and integrity.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with engineering, development, and production teams to understand manufacturing needs and constraints.
  • Communicate production plans and updates to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with procurement teams to ensure timely ordering and receipt of materials.

​​​​​​​Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze production and inventory data to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Prepare reports on Cycle Time performance, inventory levels, and planning metrics.
  • Use data to forecast future DOE needs and plan accordingly.

Qualifications

REQUIRED:    

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Industrial engineering, Supply Chain Management or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years experience as Program Manager or Planner in any HDD or semiconductor fabrication.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills (statistics and data mining).

PREFERRED:

  • Strong Project Management skills and technical knowledge in slider fabrication and testing process.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to effectively manage cross-functional teams and deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget 
  • Proficiency in production planning software and tools (e.g. MS Excel, MS PPT and Smartsheet application).
  • Experience in data analysis tools such as JMP is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written and presentation English skills required to conduct daily activities.
  • Ability to analyze data and make informed decisions.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to handle unexpected challenges.

SKILLS:

  • Good proficiency and communication skills with documentation in English.

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.

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