Global Trade Compliance Senior Analyst

Western Digital
  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 11

Position description

This position is within the Ethics and Compliance Group in the legal department of Western Digital and reports to the Director of Trade Compliance. 

Location: Milpitas/San Jose or Irvine

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and ensure compliance with the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), and foreign government agencies.
  • Meet with product development teams to understand and research developing technologies and products for the purpose of export classification and license determination.
  • Research and classify software, hardware, and technology and submit classification requests and/or applications for licenses to relevant government agencies for all.
  • Provide guidance to Operations teams as needed for export and import issues, including ECCN and HTS classifications.
  • Work with HR and Trade Operations to review foreign national candidates and submit export license applications to the Department of Commerce.
  • Develop and execute Export Compliance Awareness trainings in cooperation with Ethics and Compliance training coordinator and other trade compliance team members.
  • Maintain all export compliance records in compliance with the company’s record retention policy.
  • Collaborate with various business functions (tax, legal, engineering, NPI, and Supply Chain) to understand needs and build integrated, upstream and forward-looking trade compliance processes.
  • Maintain and improve Export Compliance Program manual.


  • Bachelor degree in international business, international relations, international trade, law degree or a related degree and/or relevant experience.
  • Technical post graduate degree or work experience a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations, especially Categories 3 and 5.
  • Working knowledge of other country licensing regulations and regimes (e.g. Russia, Israel, Malaysia, Hong Kong).
  • Experience with the SAP, Global Trade Services (GTS) module and/or Oracle GTM module.
  • Experience in creating & maintaining documentation of Export Compliance controls & processes.
  • Experience creating and providing trainings and presentations.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done as required.
  • Experience working with engineering teams, R&D teams and product development systems (e.g. Agile).
  • Ability to interface and work well with relevant Government agencies.
  • Ability to refine and develop processes to gather the information necessary to classify the products.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Application instructions

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