WD, a Western Digital company
Senior Global Mobility Specialist - International Services
July 2013 — Present
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Senior Global Mobility Specialist - International Services at WD, a Western Digital company
Act as Consultant to the business regarding international assignment processes, tax implications, and cost projections. Handle all aspects of international assignment including negotiating agreements; solve complex problems of significant business impact, interfacing with HR, line management, compensation & finance team, and other key stakeholders across the world. Manage the international assignment authorization process. This includes review of authorizations, answering policy questions to HR Business Partners, Senior Managers, and employees, policy exception management, and general consulting regarding the relocation process and policy. Coordinate the visa application process for all expatriate assignments (long-term and short-term) through service provider. Main point of contact for assignee questions and issues throughout an employee’s assignment. Constantly, working on enhancing online information sharing capabilities and participate in evolving program practices and policies. Track all international assignments and travel that exceed tax thresholds, including assignment expiration dates, to maintain global tax compliance and reporting. Liaise with Global Health Benefits Program, Finance, Tax, Payroll Administration. Manage tax equalization record keeping and settlements, general accounting and payroll-related duties.
Support year-end international assignment process around tax gross ups, communications, and reporting. Responsible for identifying any International Assignment Policy updates or changes for expatriate assignments globally including advising employees, managers and HR managers regarding procedures and policies to ensure appropriate and effective implementation.