This position contributes to Starbucks success by managing the activities and relationships with third-party contract food manufacturers as strategic suppliers in order to achieve quality, cost and service objectives that are aligned with corporate strategies and support Global platforms.

Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accountable for relationship and performance management of Contract Food Manufacturers which support multi-channel North America retail platforms
  • Ensure alignment with Starbucks guiding principles and behaviors
  • Engages cross-functional teams (contract food manufacturers, PD, sourcing, QA and planning/commercialization) to analyze manufacturability of new products and recommend changes to facilitate efficient food manufacturing and lower costs.
  • Work effectively with directors and senior level partners both within the supply chain function, across functions/regions, and with the network of Contract Food Manufacturers.
  • Provide contract food manufacturing suppliers with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams
  • Challenge and inspire suppliers to achieve business results

Planning and Execution:
  • Developing strategic and operational plans for the suppier network group, manage execution, and measure results
  • Develop long-term contract food manufacturing plans in concert with sourcing and QA consistent with the Company's strategic plans and objectives.
  • Ensure contract food manufacturers operate in accordance with established standards for quality, food safety, efficiency, inventory control, material handling and reporting.
  • Monitor performance and Identify excess capacity in order to provide recommendations resulting from unexpected sales growth or other risks that could adversely impact supply. Include statement about analysis of total network and capacity opportunities.
  • Ensure that manufacturing standard costs are set and aligned to contractual commitments.
  • Make recommendations to influence manufacturing strategies or transitions of existing products.
  • Seek to optimize production in an effort to drive out costs and improve quality.

Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain Supplier Scorecards and KPI's to facilitate continuous improvement in the areas of Production, Fulfillment, Quality, Cost of Goods, Inventory Management, Waste, and other metrics.
  • Ensure that contract manufacturing agreements are in place, and suppliers are in compliance with terms and conditions.
  • Investigate, develop and implement corrective action plans to address complaints or issues relating to products or services provided by Contract Food Manufacturers.
  • Team with sourcing, QA, PD, etc. to seek out and evaluate new manufacturing capabilities consistent with early stage product development.
  • Lead Key Business Reviews to ensure alignment with Contract Manufacturer related to performance,
continuous improvement goals, and platform strategy.
Summary of Experience
- Manufacturing leadership experience desired (5 years)
  • Experience operationalizing food safety and quality standards as they apply to operations (5 years)
  • Supply chain operations experience in multiple functional areas such as Planning, sourcing, Capital Engineering and Manufacturing. Experience in the Food or CPG industry preferred. (5 years)
  • Manufacturing P&L responsibility desired (2 years)
  • Experience commercializing multi-market/region, multi-channel product introductions (3 years)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and sustaining processes.
  • Capable of holding Contract Food Manufacturers accountable for meeting production supply requirements while adhering to cost expectations.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and reconciliation abilities.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing cost drivers, ability to analyze and infer data, and capable of interpreting contract language.
  • Excellent relationship management skills with both external and internal constituents.
  • Operates independently and leads activities with little directions.
  • Experience interpreting and implementing technical changes (ie process, equipment, etc.) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to translate Starbucks requirements into Contract Food Manufacturer's terms and systems
  • Strong ability to influence internal and external partners to elevate performance against goals
- Demonstrated ability to identify issues and develop comprehensive action plans for resolution -

about 1 month ago - source

No longer accepting applications.