Sierra Nevada Cheese

Production Manager – Sierra Nevada Cheese Co.

Job Opportunity

Sierra Nevada Cheese is currently seeking a Production Manager to join our team  in Willows, CA.

Who We Are:

Sierra Nevada Cheese is dedicated to sourcing milk from local family dairies committed to pasture-based farming. Utilizing traditional processes, we craft wholesome dairy products ranging from butter to yogurt, cheeses, cream cheese, and more. Since our inception in 1997, we’ve experienced significant growth and invite you to join us on our journey.

Learn more about our company at

About the Role:

As the Production Manager, you will lead all activities within our manufacturing/production department at our Willows facility. This role requires strong leadership skills to motivate our culturally and linguistically diverse team, ensuring quality performance and fostering a collaborative environment. We expect our leader to serve as a positive role model, inspiring others through their actions.


  • Manage and develop the production team, setting productivity goals and ensuring effective communication.
  • Collaborate with employees to plan production schedules and maintain a regular presence on the plant floor.
  • Develop and implement workflow policies and procedures to improve efficiency without compromising safety or quality.
  • Close cooperation with Quality Assurance to uphold product quality standards.
  • Facilitate cross-functional communication to address operational issues.
  • Coordinate operational and safety training sessions for employees.
  • Drive employee development through effective hiring, training, and communication.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, including GMP, OSHA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF.
  • Other duties may be assigned based on department and business needs.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as Production Manager
  • Knowledge of the GMP policy is preferable
  • Experience within the consumer products, food and beverage industries preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bilingual in English is a requirement. Basic level Spanish is preferred.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Positive and inclusive approach to leadership.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills across all levels.
  • Solution-oriented mindset with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of 5S program is desirable.

What We Offer:

Competitive pay; Starting from $66,560 based on the experience.

Benefits packages includes health, dental, and vision plans, 401 K matching etc.

How to Apply:

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to

For any inquiries about the job please contact