Trade Compliance Project Manager

San Jose, CA, United States

Western Digital

Western Digital, leaders in digital storage solutions compatible with Mac and PC. FREE shipping, friendly support, and 30-day return policy on storage products.

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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

The Trade Compliance Project Manager will implement trade compliance projects that would reduce trade compliance risks to Western Digital.


· Government/military end-user/user controls design, implementation, monitoring

· Provide support to the global trade operations team in their set-up and continuous improvement of Oracle Global Trade Management (GTM)

· Technology transfer, export classification/NPI, annual and biannual BIS encryption reporting, classification audit, system controls, training, etc.

· Work with various stakeholders such as global trade operations, procurement, supply chain and logistics, product development, engineering, and sales, to understand WD products, end-use and end-users and to develop solutions to mitigate related risks.

· Entity List program management

· Data analysis, risk assessment, risk mitigation

· Sanctions controls support

· Deemed Exports review, licensing application, training & reporting

· Work with IT and/or other relevant stakeholders to develop and implement automated trade compliance processes to mitigate risk and to enable trade compliance group to better manage, analyze, obtain, and collect data relevant for trade compliance functions

· KPI development and reporting


BS/BA degree, graduate degree preferred

· 8+ years of direct trade compliance experience, preferably with the semiconductor or tech industry

· Solid experience managing US Sanctions for a technology company

· Comprehensive knowledge of US export controls with direct experience dealing with listed parties; solid understanding of the US restrictions on semiconductor end use is highly desired

· Proven experience with export classification of technology, software, and hardware, including but not limited to category 5 (encryption) and category 3

· Experience with export licensing, use of license exceptions, compliance agreements & assurances (EUCs etc.)

· Experience conducting trade compliance risk assessments

· Oracle GTM proficiency is highly desired, Salesforce and Model N a plus; tech savvy and comfortable dealing with systems and utilizing technology to address compliance needs; can design processes and systematic controls

· Knowledge of EU, UK and APAC export controls is a plus

· Excellent analytical skills and ability to detect trade compliance risks and vulnerabilities

· Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate technical details to various stakeholders; able to quickly adjust priorities to meet business needs

· Critical thinking, diligence, excellent problem solving and record retention skills; ability to work successfully in a global, cross-functional, multi-cultural team environment

· Ability to learn new and different technologies and stay abreast of emerging technologies; experience working with engineering and R&D teams

· Ability to make good decisions based on sound judgment, able to work independently with little supervision

· Skilled in MS Office suite of products (including MS Teams), productivity and collaboration applications such as SharePoint, Box, Webex

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.

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 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.


Compensation & Benefits Details

  • An employee’s pay position within the salary range may be based on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2) skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance, contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6) internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational needs.
  • The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California, Colorado, New York or remote jobs that can be performed in California, Colorado and New York.  This range may be modified in the future.
  • You will be eligible to participate in Western Digital’s Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan, which provides incentive awards based on Company and individual performance.  Depending on your role and your performance, you may be eligible to participate in our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of restricted stock units (RSUs) or cash equivalents, pursuant to the terms of the LTI plan. Please note that not all roles are eligible to participate in the LTI program, and not all roles are eligible for equity under the LTI plan. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance; life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program; other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin Pulse Program; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan, and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
  • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.
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