Manager - Operations Technology PMO

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 Project Manager, Operational Technology directs and oversees the Program Management Office (PMO) for the OT function. This position ensures that OT programs and projects meet organization goals and requirements. This position provides guidance on PMO policies and processes to other Operational Technology staff and collaborates with other department leaders to develop associated projects and programs. They will directly manage small to large sized OT projects and participate in strategic roadmap discussions.

Job Responsibilities

•Manage the OT Portfolio of projects from current year to 3 years ahead.
•Ensure application of PMO processes and policies within the OT function.
•Ensure regular reporting on OT projects through PMO processes.
•Manage directly strategic OT projects of all sizes.
•Work with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs
•Provide financial reports and budget outlines.
•Manage the introduction of new assets and the retirement of obsolete OT assets as part of the OT Capital projects execution.
•Drive organization change management activities within the project framework.

What You Will Need

•Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, computer science or related field plus 7 years related experience, OR Master’s degree plus 3 years related experience.
•Experience leading a cross-functional team with project initiation, planning and creating baselines for constraints (schedule, budget, risk and scope) and project governance and control.
•Experience working with software implementation partners to deliver projects.
•Strategic thinking and planning; performance driven.
•Strong analytical skills.
•Strong attention to details and technicalities.
•Ability to understand moderately complex business processes.  
•Strong leadership and problem-solving skills. 
•Good interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrating solid business acumen.

What Will Put You Ahead

•Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, computer science or related field plus 10 years related experience, OR Master’s degree plus 5 years related experience.
•Experience of managing independently technology projects with budgets above $500k 1MM CAPEX
•Extensive experience with creating and maintaining PM artifacts
•Experience with portfolio management within a PMO function
•Experience with PlanView PPM Pro software
•PMP or other globally recognized project management certification.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

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.

Safety and Food Safety is a company wide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacturing and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products and expected safe behavior in our 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.

English Information | Spanish Information


4B:Salary Range: USD (117068.0 - 175602.0) ANN 

Nearest Major Market: Merced