Director, Global Business Solutions

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Project Management & Analysis
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0004043
  • Experience Years: 10+ Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The Director, Global Business Solutions will be a critical team member of the Business Transformation Office and responsible for providing program management leadership for the development and deployment of the company’s multi-year, company-wide Enterprise Business Applications (EBA) initiative. The EBA program will modernize the business processes and platforms upon which the company operates. The program is anticipated to last up to five years and will cover all the Business Units (BU) and geographies in which the company operates (except for Australia). This role will coordinate the efforts of counterparts in Information Services (IS) and at each BU.

Responsibilities

  • Program Management: The primary activities will include planning, coordinating, scheduling and managing the business program tracks based upon the priorities established by the Executive Steering Committee for the Global EBA program.  This position will have the following responsibilities:
    • Identify and assign business resources to meet overall program objectives
    • Coordinate with BU and IS leaders to complete deliverables in accordance with the program scope, schedule and budget
    • Coordinate business resource availability for requirement gathering, product demonstrations, software selection, coordinating business testing (Conference Room Pilots, User Acceptance Testing, etc.), coordinate user training and change management
    • Develop and deploy the appropriate standard operating standards and procedures
    • Identify and appropriately escalate risks and issues with the necessary mitigation plans
    • Provide consistent program status updates across the organization.
    • Ensure business readiness for multiple program go-lives
  • Team Management: Coordinate the activities of a team of dedicated resources in the deployment of the company’s global systems across all business units and functions (e.g., Finance, Supply Chain, Nursery, etc.). 
  • Change Management:  Partner with the Global Business Transformation Change Lead to make recommendations to implement process changes to establish consistency, operational efficiencies and process controls across Driscoll’s Global EBA transaction platforms 

Other details about the role:

  • Domestic and international travel required up to 30%
  • 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 related materials
  • Represent Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like professional manner in all interactions with growers, co-workers, suppliers, customers and the business community at large.

Candidate Profile

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Agribusiness, Computer Science, Operations Management, or related field.  Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
    • 15+ years of progressive professional operational / technical experience, including 5+ years of management experience
    • Recent hands-on program management experience with a global EBA / ERP system implementation with a large (> $2B) company; preferably with a Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG), Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or advanced agricultural company. Preference would be for the candidate to have successfully led a large ($20M+) global ERP implementation project
    • Excellent working knowledge of EBA systems (Oracle is preferred)
    • Strong functional and technical knowledge of SaaS based solutions
    • Ability to communicate executive messaging and present to Steering Committees, Directors, Project Sponsors, and other stakeholders
    • Experience in developing, interacting, and maintaining excellent relationships with internal customers and working with external strategic partners / vendors
    • Advanced project management skills
    • Proven experience influencing cross-functional partners to achieve strategic objectives
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, developing environment with excellent organizational skills and thorough attention to detail
    • 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.