Our Senior Manager role resides in the HQ Product Cost
Consolidations team supporting Global Operations. The Senior
Manager is responsible for managing the team in charge of WD’s
Flash standard cost planning processes and day-to-day product cost
analysis. The role serves as a close business partner with all
product cost stakeholders including HQ Manufacturing Finance,
Factory Finance, Product Engineering and Test Engineering,
Procurement, and BU teams. The role also serves as a key
facilitator to the overall finance planning process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a team of 3~4 analysts; lead, mentor, and grow the
Manage quarterly standard cost forecast
calendar/activities/processes and drive deliverables
Manage SAP BPC software for standard cost planning; work with
cost accounting to update SAP standard cost quarterly
Manage massive data inputs to be used for standard cost
Design process and work closely with a variety of stakeholders
(BU Marketing, Product Engineer, Test Engineer, Program Manager,
Procurement, etc.) to make sure accurate assumptions are used for
standard cost planning
Support operations business partners with financial analysis and
Support monthly rolling forecast and quarterly actual close,
analyze flash product cost performance metric for executive
Preparation of presentations, weekly/monthly/quarterly reports,
and detailed analysis to summarize key conclusions for management
on product cost
Engage with the broader Operations and Finance community by
initiating and supporting continuous process improvements including
business systems and process improvement projects
Drive standardization across disparate financial practices and
consolidation methodologies Ad hoc requests assigned
Minimum 12 years manufacturing experience (in Operations,
Engineering, or Finance), preferably in HDD, semiconductors, or
consumer electronic assembly
5 years or more management experience
High level of complex data analytics required. Must have robust
command of Excel. Strong financial modeling and analytical
Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral
communication skills, and ability to work and effectively
communicate with senior-level business partners
People management skills and leadership, the ability to inspire
and motivate a team
Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or Masters in a science-based
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