Tillamook employees bring unique personalities, skills and aspirations to the job, but all are driven by our farmer-owners’ values of cooperation, quality and pride in our work.
Cooperation Runs Deep Here
Many of the nearly 100 farmer families who supply our milk have been part of the Tillamook co-op for generations.
You Can Taste Our Pursuit of Quality
While most cheesemakers taste their work by the truckload, we sample every single batch we produce.
Our Work Isn’t Just Our Pride, It’s Our Joy
Tillamook employees take pride in making the best dairy products, and joy in serving them to their own families.
Our culture serves as our competitive advantage and is fueled by the talented, passionate and caring people. Our mission is to deliver on a simple promise— to Connect Farmers and Food Lovers through better made dairy products. Our vision is bold and real--to establish Tillamook as the premier dairy brand that food lovers nationwide reach for every day.
The people behind the brand is what makes us special! We strive for a culture where our people have a fulfilling, enriching experience -- where all Tillamook team members know their work is grounded in meaningful purpose, where they get to do interesting and challenging work, where they get to work with people they like, where they have a real opportunity to grow professionally, and where they feel they belong.
Our culture is grounded in our shared values:
We are GOOD STEWARDS, choosing to do the long-term right thing for our farmers, employees, consumers, communities and our brand.
We are committed to UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY in our products and to continuously improving the way we do our work.
We work together as ONE TEAM, keeping commitments to each other, valuing each other’s diverse perspectives, and collaborating across the organization toward the same goal.
We PLAY TO WIN, adopting a challenger mindset, innovating, never backing down, and confidently pursing growth without compromising our values and our bold mission.
We GENUINELY CARE for each other, serving each other with empathy and honesty, helping to keep each other safe and happy in our work and in our lives, and having some fun together along the way.
Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
We are a company who prides ourselves on innovation and different thinking—a nimble mindset working as a team to achieve our goals. We have achieved exciting growth and confidence as a brand. We have ambitious goals and we strive to push ahead with our growth- valuing nimbleness and curiosity. To achieve our goals, we believe our people are lighthouse of our success and our culture is our competitive edge. We believe that nurturing differing perspectives help us make better decisions and innovate. As such, we rely on different perspectives, thought, background and culture to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are committed to creating a climate of inclusion and conditions where all employees feel valued and feel a sense of belonging. At the end of 2017, 38% of our total workforce was female and 44% of our managers were female, and 26% of our workforce are racially and ethnically diverse.
Each employee is an essential member of our team and family, that’s why we strive to ensure we offer the most competitive benefits.
Comprehensive and Affordable Health Care
Our range of benefit options for full-time employees include excellent medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at employee contribution rates lower than many companies.
Robust Retirement Benefits
We care about your retirement so we provide significant contributions to your future goals.
Leadership Development and Growth Opportunities
You invest in us, we invest in you. At Tillamook, we want to partner in your career advancement. There are numerous options including great tuition assistance and abundant learning and development opportunities.
Paid Time Off
Our generous paid-time-off program includes vacation, sick time, and holidays.
Healthy Habit Incentives
Tillamook understands that healthy employees are happy ones. We offer gym membership options as well as other healthy habit incentives, including a great social circle based fitness system, company sponsored biometrics program and flu shots for you and your family.
In addition to our standard benefits, there are a number of extra perks. We recognize employees with birthday, longevity and retirement gifts, to name a few. And of course everyone enjoys discounts on Tillamook products.
Specific benefits offered may vary depending on position and work location.
Tillamook employs people from diverse backgrounds with varying skills. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or seeking your very first job, if you share our passion, there’s a spot for you.
CATEGORY MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING
From overall category management, innovation and P&L ownership to shopper marketing, campaign strategy and corporate communications, this team works collaboratively with key stakeholders to define vision and strategy behind our product families.
It’s a big job to create, make and get our beloved products to dairy lovers everywhere. From food-manufacturing, supply chain management, operations planning, engineering, and logistics, our Operations team gets it done, start to finish.
Our finance team here at Tillamook has a big agenda. Whether your expertise is in accounting, finance, taxes, or financial analysis, your impact will be felt throughout the organization.
You’ll get significant business responsibility from day one in Sales at Tillamook. Through customer focused leadership and sophisticated data and analytics you will lead sales strategies across all categories in a multitude of areas.
Our Visitor Center team serves over one million guests per year. Whether you’re serving up a handmade ice cream cone, grilling up a delicious grilled cheese sandwich or assisting guests in our gift shop, you’ll be a vital part of ensuring our guests have a memorable experience.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Can you imagine creating the next Tillamook Ice Cream flavor? On this team you could! R&D owns every product – from the lab to the store shelf through product development, quality assurance, packaging and microbiology. Let the ice cream tasting begin!
PEOPLE RESOURCE GROUP
Our People Resource Group advocates and gives a voice to Tillamook employees, we’re more than benefits and payroll! Working as business partners you will be responsible for collaboratively managing our talent pipeline and ensuring that we have the right people in the right function. Working closely with our various stakeholders, this team oversees recruitment, compensation, employee/labor relations and many other important functions.
Information Technology is where business and technology meet. Our IT professionals are a diverse set of experts who focus on business partnerships to drive innovative technology to grow our business in a number of areas including infrastructure, applications and security.
Located in the heart of Oregon Coast dairy country, Tillamook is home to our flagship Tillamook Creamery. The town rests at the confluence of three rivers – the Tillamook, Trask and Wilson – making it a kayaker’s paradise. It is also the gateway to the Three Cape Scenic Loop and amazing outdoor activities. There is a lot of living to do in Tillamook!
Boardman is a fast growing community in northeastern Oregon on the banks of the spectacular Columbia River. Boardman is primarily an agricultural community and a major hub of transportation. Ever wanted to live where you can go fishing, hunting, birding and enjoy water sports in your backyard? Did you know Boardman on average gets 190 days of sunshine?
Tillamook’s Portland office features an open style collaborative layout and sits in the Northwest district of the vibrant city, which features beautiful Victorians and restaurant- and café-lined streets that are ideal for strolling. And, the adjoining lush Forest Park was made for hikes. Located north of downtown Portland, the northwest district has a rich history and is serviced by the streetcars.