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Director, Corporate FP&A

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039042

Description

Western Digital®

 

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WDC is looking for a strategic, finance leader to join our Corporate FP & A leadership.

 

This Director will collaborate with WDC’s Global Finance leadership team to develop financial strategies and drive analytics to enable business decision making. The Director – Global Finance will drive long-term planning, forecasting and budgeting processes for the company and provide detailed monthly reports and analysis to WDC’s CFO and Senior Leadership. The position will involve delivering important insights to senior finance leaders and executive management and require strong influential management skills.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Strategic Planning and Analytics

·        Partner with head of Corporate Functions and executive team to develop long term financial plans

·        Develop and present strategic insights about the business and key corporate functions, specifically Capital structure, Capital allocation, cash flow metrics, interest, buyback, shares. 

·        Align functional goals and strategies to broader global initiatives

·        Lead performance diagnostics, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting for WDC’s Global Finance function

·        Become a trusted business partner to all business units and executive management

·        Financial Management

·        Lead preparation of the annual business plan and analysis

·        Interpret and present key findings to the CFO and senior leadership

·        Enable management by providing timely, accurate information

·        Understand business drivers and recommend measures to further improve results

·        Establish efficient processes for quarterly and monthly performance reporting

·        Project Management

·        Spearhead ad hoc projects to further improve overall performance of the team and organization(s)

·        Decision support to senior finance leadership on investment / project decisions as well as strategic organizational and functional developments

·        Provide thought leadership and guidance over core processes building efficiencies and streamlining deliverable for optimal results

 

People Management

·        Attract, recruit and train top talent into the Corporate Finance organization

·        Influence, motivate and collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders

·        Provide active leadership to the Corporate Finance organization, developing and championing change processes, people and systems

 

Financial Management

·        Lead preparation of the annual business plan and analysis

·        Interpret and present key findings to the CFO and senior leadership

·        Enable management by providing timely, accurate information

·        Understand business drivers and recommend measures to further improve results

·        Establish efficient processes for quarterly and monthly performance reporting

 

Project Management

·        Spearhead ad hoc projects to further improve overall performance of the team and organization(s)

·        Decision support to senior finance leadership on investment / project decisions as well as strategic organizational and functional developments

·        Provide thought leadership and guidance over core processes building efficiencies and streamlining deliverable for optimal results

 

People Management

·        Attract, recruit and train top talent into the Corporate Finance organization

·        Influence, motivate and collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders

·        Provide active leadership to the Corporate Finance organization, developing and championing change processes, people and systems 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·        Proactive, strategic thinker

·        Strong analytical and project management skills

·        Superior problem solving skills with ability to communicate effectively with executive management

·        Must be detail oriented to ensure accuracy and quality of output

·        Excellent interpersonal and people management skills

·        Ability to work effectively with other functional areas and understand the operational and cultural issues relevant to achieving superior results

·        Client focused with tenacity to resolve issues and conflicts

·        High energy and enthusiasm required to partner with multiple stakeholders

·        Partner with head of Corporate Functions and executive team to develop long term financial plans

·        Develop and present strategic insights about the business and key corporate functions

·        Align functional goals and strategies to broader global initiatives

·        Lead performance diagnostics, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting for WDC’s Global Finance function

·        Become a trusted business partner to all business units and executive management

 

Additional Specific Knowledge/Skills

·        Expert understanding of budget, planning and expenditure controls. Strong technology orientation in order to communicate with technically oriented customer base. Superior interpersonal skills to interact with extremely diverse customer base. Strong modeling skills to evaluate and manage plans and forecasts. Excellent presentation skills with ability to present to highest level management.

·        Familiarity with SEC reporting requirements and GAAP.  Strong skills in MS Excel (modeling ability), MS PowerPoint, MS Word and Outlook. Confident and clear communication skills (in verbal and written forms) with senior management. Present and discuss financial information in a way that gains understanding and persuades others.

·        People management:  Must be able to direct subordinates effectively to meet the responsibilities and goals of the finance function.  Must be able to delegate effectively, develop, coach and motivate staff effectively.  Ability to manage a large group of direct reports in local and remote locations.  Potential exists for international direct reports. Must be able to comply with Human Resources guidelines and applicable federal, state and local laws governing employment practices, work environments and the Equal Opportunity Act

·        Task/Time Management:  Must be able to set priorities according to the needs of the business and meet commitments.  Must be able to adapt priorities and goals to changing conditions.   Must be able to handle stress with socially appropriate behavior and work productively under pressure

·        Communications:  Must be able to write, speak and understand English proficiently.  Must be able to write grammatically correct, well-organized, concise correspondence, reports and other documents.  Must communicate well verbally, one-on-one, or in small or large groups, and be able to give presentations to small or large groups.  Must be able to represent company in a professional business manner

·        Decision Making:  Able to apply laws, regulations and ethics to business decisions and actions.  Able to make decisions in the best interests of the company.  Makes decisions in timely manner and based upon good data and sound reasoning

·        Analytical Skills: Able to perform/understand complex financial analysis involving multiple data sources and complex equations

·        Mathematical Skills:  Able to set-up and solve complex mathematical equations

·        Computer Skills:  Able to efficiently create, send and receive business documents using internet, email, word processing software, spreadsheet software and graphics software

·        Problem Solving:  Able to devise strategies to satisfy circumstances complicated by multiple factors and projections

 

Computer, Software, Tools, Equipment, and Machinery Skills

·        Uses MS Excel (advanced skill), MS PowerPoint and MS WORD (advanced skills), Corporate Time, email, intranet, internet browsers, Oracle, PC, keyboard, mouse, phone, fax, copier, calculator, 10-key (advanced).

 

Language Skills, able to:

·        Apply advanced English language skills to:

o   Read, analyze, and interpret documents such as scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents

o   Write complex reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals and policy manuals using excellent grammar, correct punctuation and spelling, cohesive structure, concise working and appropriate tone

o   Speak effectively one-on-one and in large group situations. Effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors

 

Mathematical Skills, able to:

·        Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages

·        Apply concepts of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, algebra and/or geometry

·        Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference

·        Apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, analysis of variance and correlation techniques

·        Reasoning Ability, able to:

·        Manage large amounts of financial data

·        Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking.  Deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult aspects

·        Deal with a wide variety of abstract and concrete variables

 

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL

 

Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 

 

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.

 

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