Principal IS Project Manager

  • Location: US - Remote Worker -  Illinois
  • Job Family: IT
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0005047
  • Experience Years:
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

Leads IT-related projects and programs across the organization either directly or through direct reports. Support the global enterprise in the planning & execution of the project portfolio. Accountable for developing & executing project plans for multiple, simultaneous mid to large scale projects as well as programs during all phases of the project lifecycle and partnering with IS teams, Driscoll’s business units and vendors/partners to provide excellent service and deliver quality projects on-time and within budget. The Principal IS Project Manager has a team of IS Project Managers (Employees and/or Contract) reporting into her/him and will be responsible for ensuring their adherence to the standard project practices as mandated by Information Services project governance. Engagement in and commitment to the continuous process improvement of the project practices will be a primary role of the Principal IS Project Manager.


Candidate Profile


  • Require a minimum of 15 years progressive experience in a project/program management role, preferably in a PMO environment, with a proven track record of delivering complex, larger scale, global technology projects and programs on time and within budget
  • Experience leading remote and geographically distributed teams (matrix and direct)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or comparable field of study required
  • PMP Certification required
  • Experience implementing multi-regional ERP systems with an emphasis on Finance, Order to Cash, Supply Chain and BI Business functions
  • Strong analytical and problem anticipating and solving skills with the ability to deal with ambiguity and lead through change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and other project managers to achieve project/program objectives and work collaboratively and cohesively in a team environment
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, vendors, and other departments
  • Ability to influence through a global, multi-site matrix organization is essential
  • Extensive experience planning and managing projects and programs within various SDLC methodologies i.e. Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid
  • Extensive experience managing project budgets and controlling project-related costs including budget variances. Expert knowledge of Earned Value Management a plus
  • Experience in organizational change management and continuous process improvement especially as it relates to project management, planning and execution
  • Vendor Relationship Management expertise, including the creation and execution of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) agreements
  • Extensive expertise in project plans and planning using a Project and Portfolio Management tool (ideally ServiceNow ITBM)
  • A valid passport and the ability to travel internationally without restrictions is also required
  • Domestic and international travel 10-20 % of work time

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.