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Administrative Assistant

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Administrative Assistant coordinates and implements office services such as records control, projects and other administrative activities for Division Leaders and its affiliated departments; interprets operating policies; exercises independent judgment in the resolution of administrative problems.  Participates in the development and/or maintenance of budgets and reports.  May be expected to handle sensitive and/or confidential information.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzes unit operating practices such as record keeping systems, forms control, office layout, creating new systems or revising established procedures.
  • Coordinates special projects and events, office activities and meetings.
  • May make travel and accommodation arrangements.  May assist with expense reports as needed.
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.  Generates routine correspondence as needed.
  • Supports and/or participates in the preparation and/or maintenance of the budget for division.
  • Maintains calendar, schedules appointments and meeting rooms.
  • Maintains records through filing, retrieval, retention, storage, compilation, coding, updating and destruction.
  • Reconciles and monitors department use of House Account.
  • May manage SharePoint site for department.
  • Answers telephone, screens callers, relays messages, and greets visitors.
  • Opens, sorts and screens mail.  Processing various requests for information as needed.
  • Assists with processing of invoices for payment as needed.
  • Operates office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine, and calculator.
  • Completes requests for office supplies and equipment.

What You Will Need

  • High School diploma and 4 years of related experience OR Associates degree plus 2 years of related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office 
  • Superior planning and time management skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information
  • Regular and predictable attendance 
  • Ability to adapt to a fast pace working environment
  • Strong analytical and project management skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines is essential

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Associates degree and 3 years of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.
  • SAP software experience 

Physical Demands

The work is primarily performed in an office environment and the physical demands are characteristic of a mostly sedentary role.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request. 

Work Environment

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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