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Western Digital Corp. (WDC) is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. WDC employs approximately 85,000 employees worldwide and has major operations in California, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Philippines and Japan, and operates sales and other facilities around the globe.
The Director, Internal Investigations, is a critical member of the team that manages the Company’s Global Ethics Hotline, conducts internal investigations globally, and ensures that ethics and compliance concerns raised by employees, suppliers and other third-parties are promptly and thoroughly investigated and appropriately redressed. The Director will report to the Associate General Counsel who leads the investigations function globally.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director will be responsible for managing the Company’s Ethics Hotline, which permits employees and third parties from around the globe to make complaints 24 hours a day, seven days a week, assessing the nature and potential severity of the concerns raised, and promptly and thoroughly investigating them. The Director will report the results of these investigations to the Company’s management and advise on appropriate remedial actions, if any. In addition, the Director will work closely with the Ethics and Compliance team to analyze investigation trends, prepare periodic reports for Site Leaders and management, advise the Company on emerging risks, and prepare employee communications to foster a culture of speaking up.
Specific duties include:
Conducting internal investigations around the globe, including collecting and reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, reaching factual findings, and drafting investigation reports summarizing the work performed and outcome of the investigation
Working cross-functionally to evaluate and recommend changes and solutions to improve policies, procedures, and internal controls
Maintaining accurate records relating to the Company’s investigations
Analyzing ethics & compliance data to determine trends and areas of compliance risk and preparing periodic reports for Site Leaders
Developing all employee communications and live training modules to foster a culture where employees can raise concerns without fear of retaliation
JD degree or a CFE with a strong academic record required
Minimum of 7 -10 years of experience with emphasis on internal investigations, white collar litigation, and/or ethics & compliance
Experience investigating financial fraud, procurement improprieties, and employee misconduct is required; a background in internal audit or finance is highly desirable
Experience conducting and managing document reviews and electronic discovery, creating and following investigations plans, conducting witness interviews and preparing investigation reports
Excellent organizational and analytical skills and a demonstrated record of cross-functional collaboration and an ability to work effectively in a team environment
Integrity, professionalism and a keen understanding of the sensitivity and confidentiality of the work is a must
Professional presence, excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, and experience delivering crisp, clear executive presentations
Demonstrated ability to be proactive and manage multiple projects simultaneously and focus on critical priorities
Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines
Ability to work effectively in a global environment and sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences around the globe
Multi-lingual skills (particularly Mandarin or Thai) are highly desirable
Regular and, at times, unpredictable travel, including international travel, is required
Additional Salary Information: Base salary, bonus, and restricted stock
Western Digital is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.