Project Manager

Rumiano Cheese Company - Willows, CA

Project Manager (or Coordinator)

On-site in Willows, California

Rumiano Cheese Company ( is California's oldest (founded in 1919) family-owned cheese company, dedicated to the manufacture, packaging and distribution of the highest quality cheese, butter and value-added products. Products are sold across the US, Mexico, and Asia. Rumiano’s focus is providing customers with the utmost service and quality achieved by exceeding expectations in all ways. Rumiano Cheese Company’s long-lasting success is due to a highly talented team, which has included four generations of the Rumiano family. A second packaging and research facility is under construction in Willows and scheduled for completion in Summer 2021.

Position Description

We are looking for a highly motivated, hands-on, entry level Project Manager or Coordinator to support the construction of Rumiano’s new building in Willows. The ideal candidate is eager to jump in and do whatever is necessary, a quick learner who can leverage their project management knowledge and organizational skills to quickly get up to speed and get tasks done. They may help coordinate a timeline or resources, organize files, update a budget, ensure desks are assembled or walls get painted correctly – whatever is needed to drive the building plan to successful completion. They may also take the lead on sub-projects as they gain experience or demonstrate their skills.


The high-impact position reports directly to the Director of Operations and is part of a multi-million-dollar construction project team, collaborating with departments across Rumiano Cheese Company.

Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the project plan, activities and schedule
  • Complete and track assigned tasks, expediting those at risk or which have fallen behind
  • Identify missing activities and get them in the plan and completed
  • Work closely with Rumiano team members, helping to get their tasks done
  • Participate in project status and oversight meetings


  • 1-2 years of project management, coordination or similar school projects or experience
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree (engineering preferred but not required) or equivalent relevant training and/or experience
  • Familiarity with production, warehouse operations or construction a big plus
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications, project management fundamentals and software
  • Outstanding prioritization and organizational skills with the ability to stay on track and focused
  • Highly persistent and resourceful – ability to pivot when run into a wall and find another way
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Self-starter with an excellent work ethic

Rumiano Cheese seeks diversity among our staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted On: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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