Director Of Global Strategy And Business Development

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Finance
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0001398
  • Experience Years: 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

This position will be responsible for Global Strategy and Business Development at Driscoll’s. The individual in this position will manage the global strategic planning process. The individual will support discrete strategic initiatives across the company and manage any significant M&A transactions that the company undertakes. This position will manage at least one direct report and have significant visibility to the senior leadership of the Company, including the CEO and CFO.


  • Has primary responsibility for the Triennial Global Strategic Plan as well as the strategic assessment conducted as part of the Annual Operating Plan
  • Has primary responsibility for partnering with Business Units to drive individual strategic initiatives that are aligned to Driscoll’s Strategy House 
  • Sets functional strategies and priorities for the Global Support Function
  • Execute specific initiatives to improve Driscoll’s understanding of competitive intelligence, consumer trends and macro / sociopolitical impacts to the business
  • Interpret external trends into meaningful short- and long-term goals for Driscoll’s and its Business Units
  • Provides ongoing strategic thought partnership to Driscoll’s leadership, including the VP of Global Business Planning and Analysis and the CFO and CEO
  • Executes Business Development related projects such as expansion in new geographies or new products and evaluating M&A opportunities


Strategic Orientation

Proven understanding of business management and strategy and use this perspective in engaging others and interpreting information.

Team Orientation

Practice clear thinking and tolerate stress, delivering results while engaging others through effective internal and external relationships, active listening and learning by productive dialogue.   

Results Orientation

Conversant with leading concepts and best practices in finance, with particular expertise in the area of decision support and analytics in a global setting.  S/he will be someone who is personally motivated to be involved in the whole spectrum of finance issues at the strategic and operational level and with an ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing complex business concepts.

Cultural Alignment

Maintaining passion, humility and professionalism in approach and interaction with colleagues and will have irreproachable ethical standards. 

Candidate Profile

  • 8 years or more in relevant experience
  • Experience at a top tier consulting company or corporate strategy at a large consumer goods (optional)
  • Values based management style including active listening, strong EQ, intellectual curiosity and the confidence to have a sense of humility
  • Ability to create a link between an organization’s “work” and its Vision, Mission, and Values.
  • An excellent academic foundation that includes a bachelor’s in a relevant field and advanced education (an MBA is preferred) 

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.