Finance Manager, Commercial

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Finance
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0006592
  • Experience Years: 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a result driven Finance Manager to join our Driscoll’s of the Americas' Finance Team.  This role reports directly to the Director of Business Planning and Analysis as well as dotted line reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer and is a key partner to the Sales & Marketing and Product Leadership Groups.  This individual will provide insight into financial and operating drivers for the Sales and Marketing Group, play a critical role in advancing our understanding of the Commercial business and be a key contributor to Driscoll’s. This position requires strong analytical skills, the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and to identify & analyze complex issues, focus on relevant information; understand and utilize metrics relevant to the role; and to work cross functionally across the organization. 


  • Responsible for the Annual Operating Planning (budget) process and completion for both the Product Leadership and Sales & Marketing functional organizations. 
  • Financial partner & collaborator for the Sales & Marketing and Product Leadership Groups, acting as their point person for all things financially related. 
  • Support the preparation of the monthly financial deck and help to communicate financial results.  
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining, & communicating key financial metrics & drivers that support the Sales & Marketing (Commercial) business. Communicate monthly commercial operations variance analysis to finance team.  
  • Ability to sort/mine large sets of data from multiple data sources to identify trends/variances. 
  • Work with various functional groups to control costs through continuous process improvement.    
  • Create ad hoc templates, reports, and analysis for use by managers to evaluate & highlight business results, issues, risks, and opportunities.  Build, maintain, and improve reporting templates for use by managers. 
  • Responsible for the follow-up, reporting, and control of capital requisitions and projects. 

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, and/or Accounting highly preferred. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in financial analysis and planning, budgeting, operations, and forecasting & variance explanation. 
  • Technical experiences with the ability to bring together resources and manage projects to completion.  
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required. 
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. 
  • Knowledge of accounting policies and standards. 
  • Good proficiency with Microsoft Office application (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). 
  • Hyperion reporting and Tableau is a plus. 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing Finance preferred. 
  • California 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. 

Compensation & Benefits 

The following information is provided in good faith as a general description of the salary range and benefits for the position posted.  The actual compensation offered to the successful candidate is dependent upon experience, skills, education, work location, internal pay equity, and other objective job-related factors.  

Salary Range estimated for the Finance Manager, Commercial role: $89,958.00 to $132,600.00 USD.  

Driscoll’s is committed to a culture of care and offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. Other benefits include:  401(k) with employer match, profit-sharing participation, paid sick time, paid vacation, paid personal and family care leave, and a free Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  More detailed information regarding the benefits package, will be shared during the application process. 

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.