Global Network Manager – Breda

Breda 40 uur #9107

Driscoll’s is looking for a strong communicator, somebody with a track record and desire to get things done, a team player with great technical capabilities on the networking side. Do you have the managerial courage, technical competency, and passion to lead Driscoll’s Network team into the future? Then, by all means, scroll further!

De organisatie

Driscoll’s story begins in 1870, when Joseph “Ed” Reiter and Dick Driscoll started growing their very first strawberries in California. The combination of sunlight, water, love, and a lot of attention made for the most delicious fruits they had ever tasted. Soon they also started producing raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries under Driscoll’s label, a name that has become known as a real quality mark.

Driscoll’s is now 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. Their values of passion, humility, and trustworthiness have guided their 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, they focus on delivering a high-quality, premium berry experience with their many supply chain partners. Driscoll’s is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries.

It is their mission to make everyone love soft fruit! They want nothing more than to be the world’s most beloved soft fruit company and to positively impact the lives of everyone they touch.

How do they want to do this? By following the values closest to their hearts. This means that they take care of their people, society, and the environment. They want to share their passion with you and find it important that you can fully rely on them. That is why they treat their partners in a respectful way, they are open to learning from each other and they are transparent. Their vision is embodied in Driscoll’s Worker Welfare Standards. These standards apply to all the independent growers with whom they work.

De functie

Driscoll’s rapidly growing global operations are supported by an outstanding network. As the organization continues to expand, its network becomes more important than ever. They are looking for a Global Network Manager to lead the design, build, maintenance, and support activities of their networking team. This position will lead engineers, administrators, technicians, and external implementation and managed services teams to support the expansion and operation of their growing global business. With locations now on 6 continents, this is a truly global adventure for the right candidate!

As Driscoll’s new Global Network Manager you will:

  • Lead the team responsible for the architecture, design, build, deployment, management, monitoring, and maintenance of all network infrastructure;
  • Manage and/or coordinate network architecture decisions across the Infrastructure, Applications, Security, and Service Desk teams in alignment with their requirements, the demands of the business, and the future functionality and manageability of networking in mind;
  • Align the infrastructure tooling and processes with other infrastructure and Information Services teams to use similar methods and practices, including automation, monitoring, disaster recovery, and performance management;
  • Ensure the active monitoring of their network services, based on the service level of the site, circuit, or service;
  • Ensure the response and correction of all incidents and issues related to the network infrastructure of the company;
  • Measure and report on the performance level, capacity, and cost of all network services. Ensure that expansion plans and new services are in line with business demand;
  • Identify opportunities to improve the current services offered, execute improvement initiatives, then measure and report on the results;
  • Align all network capabilities with the information security policies, standards, and principles defined by the information security, infrastructure, and other teams, along with identifying industry trends and best practices to ensure company operations;
  • Guide the training, and development, and offer career insight for the engineers, administrators, and technicians in the network team and associated with the network team;
  • Evaluate external vendors and providers for alignment with Driscoll’s needs and capabilities. Ensure proper management of service received from these vendors;
  • Participate and lead the networking team in the evaluation of new technology, products, projects, and initiatives;
  • Conduct process, product, and network improvement initiatives to improve the overall service for our employees, customers, growers, and other stakeholders;
  • Provide technical leadership and decision-making for designated infrastructure projects and initiatives.

Het profiel

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’s degree required;
  • 5+ years of high-level network design, engineering, or architecture role and 5+ years as a technology manager, as well as managing people and having multiple direct reports in global locations;
  • Strong leadership and staff development experience;
  • Deep network technical experience/skills and IS operations experience in a multinational company;
  • History of delivering projects and services on time and on budget;
  • Expert in technology team management in infrastructure and networking;
  • Advanced with IS operations at global or multinational companies and information security practices and principles;
  • Experience with WAN management of numerous connectivity modalities, including Fiber, Copper, and wireless (point to point, cellular, and satellite);
  • Experience with performance management and alignment with cloud-based software delivery, including SD-WAN and QOS performance improvement methods;
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion ERP & previous experience with infrastructure automation, DevOps pipeline development, testing automation, security evaluation automation, and/or workflow automation is highly desirable;
  • Experience with orchestration tools/platforms is also desirable;
  • International travel will be required for this position in the future (Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Peru, Morocco, and China are all likely destinations, with other countries determined as the business continues to grow).

Het aanbod

  • An attractive compensation package in line with your experience;
  • 26 vacations days plus the possibility to buy an additional 6 days;
  • Lease car or mobility allowance;
  • Work within a dynamic and international team;
  • Flexibility in working place;
  • The opportunity to contribute to the growth of their experienced and ambitious organization;
  • Bonus structure based on company results;
  • A global company with a family heart and a scale-up vibe, with a strong mission, and great values;
  • Their success as a company depends on creating an enabling environment where our people are energized, motivated, and empowered to perform at their highest level;
  • Being part of a winning team.

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