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Sr. Project Coordinator


Location: Ontario, CA 

Exemption: Exempt 




Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Sr. Project Coordinator will be working on executing plant initiatives and commercialization projects at the plant level, ensuring that all resources are in place in order to deliver on time and to the company's expectations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct accountability and responsibility for delivering plant initiatives and commercialization projects by ensuring resources are in place and all support departments are informed and delivering on their tasks.
  • Primary support for the production team on PCS launches by being present on production floor and addressing any issues related to the project.
  • Responsible for reporting back results to HQ project coordination team following the launch of a PCS.
  • Track, monitor, and follow up on the progress of PCS projects that are currently open for the site.
  • Host weekly meetings with key plant personnel.
  • Follow up on component and SKU setups, batch sheet, green sheet, and red zone set ups in preparation for PCS launches. 
  • Utilizing production background and commercialization process knowledge, provide guidance and recommendations on the handling of complex projects to the HQ Project Coordination team as needed.
  • Lead plant projects for FI and Fuel for Growth.
  • Develop processes to improve the site's PCS execution to address pain points and areas of opportunity.
  • Develop SOPs for PMO departmental processes.
  • Be trained on Sales coordinator and master planner roles in order to back up positions. Lists of tasks to be provided by manager.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (or similar degree) and 2+ years of project management experience
    OR a project management certification, including 4+ years of project management experience required
  • 2-5 years of production experience in food manufacturing

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 2+ years working experience in production and/or project management in the consumer products and food sectors
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in new and existing product launches, capital projects, and process and continuous improvement projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.       
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.   
  • Strong client facing and teamwork skills

Why Join Us:

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:


  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays
  • Employee Appreciation Events and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $60,847-$76,668 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)


The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position.   The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates.  Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography.  Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.  


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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