Senior Business Program Manager

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Project Management & Analysis
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0003770
  • Experience Years: 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The Senior Business Program Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the planning, coordination, scheduling, and execution of Driscoll’s next generation of Enterprise Business Applications (EBA) for Driscoll’s of the Americas (DOTA). This role will work in partnership with Business Unit department leaders, Information Services (IS) and program resources to complete deliverables as dictated by defined program scope, schedule, and budget from discovery through post-implementation support. The Senior Business Program Manager role will also work collaboratively with IS and cross-functional EBA program leads in support of developing and delivering the EBA program's objectives and strategy to ensure program application implementations are consistently and successfully executed. Ensures analytical assessments are conducted to evaluate impact to individual departments or business unit based on application implementations.

Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the planning, development, scheduling, and execution of Driscoll’s next generation EBA program (or ERP equivalent).  Includes responsibilities for managing sub-teams to ensure business needs are tracked and achieved on time and within budget accomplishing program objectives and overall strategy
  • Facilitate the definition of the program scope and objectives in coordination with IS and executive sponsorship
  • Articulate how different existing platforms (e.g., Warehouse Management System or WMS, Customer Relationship Management or CRM) will integrate with the EBA platform creating a cohesive digital ecosystem
  • Effectively align short-term program objectives with long-term successful execution of the EBA program within Driscoll’s of the Americas (DOTA)
  • Partner cross-functionally with both internal and external technical and business stakeholders
  • Manage day-to-day program tasks including creating and distributing meeting agendas, minutes, action items, and other related documentation and administrative program support
  • Assess and mitigate risks in meeting program requirements and objectives
  • Be intellectually curious.  Stay abreast of and share industry best practices, particularly regarding EBAs / ERPs
  • Facilitate team meetings effectively, particularly with large and matrixed audiences
  • Motivate team members to work independently and as a team toward the program objectives
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues as needed to ensure program milestones are achieved
  • Serve as EBA program liaison with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Conduct regular status updates with program sponsors and other stakeholders
  • Support financial management team in articulating budget progress and status
  • Maintain and safely archive all EBA related documentation
  • Follow Company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, governmental agencies, growers, customers, etc.
  • Ensure the security of Driscoll’s confidential and proprietary information and materials
  • Other duties as assigned
  • * This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all the job’s responsibilities.  At Driscoll’s, all of our jobs include broad responsibilities for continually improving processes we use to develop our products.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field is required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Certification in Project Management preferred (PMP)
  • Recent direct hands-on program management experience with a global EBA system implementation with a large (> $2B) company; preferably with a Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG), Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or advanced agricultural company
  • Excellent working knowledge of ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle)
  • 8+ years of operational work experience required including at least 3+ years of project management experience, and 3+ years of managing a team of business professionals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, developing environment with excellent organizational and communication skills and thorough attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and with limited supervision
  • Able to prioritize complex interdependent tasks
  • Able to manage work through others with competing priorities
  • Interacts effectively with all levels of management
  • Able to effectively influence others to achieve collective goals and objectives
  • Thrives in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Able to manage change in a global matrixed organization
  • Success leading a team and reaching assigned goals and objectives
  • Familiarity with Information Services (IS) concepts preferred
  • Experience identifying potential roadblocks and obstacles to organizational projects
  • Some travel may be required (up to 10% domestic and international)
  • Valid US driver’s license and the ability to be covered under company-sponsored vehicle insurance program
  • A valid passport and the ability to travel internationally without restrictions

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.