Job Summary and Mission This job contributes to Starbucks
success by identifying, planning and completing multiple, broad, complex
project assignments related to the development of food and beverage
products that support the successful execution of company initiatives.
Manages all phases of project progression. 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:
- Gathers, analyzes and
maintains product and technology trend information and conducts idea
generation sessions to initiate creation of new food and beverage
concepts and products. Designs and conducts benchtop experiments and
tests, including Product Guidance testing recommendations, plant
trials and in-market testing to deliver project requirements. May
supervise temporary and permanent lab technicians in the execution of
assigned tasks. Identifies potential suppliers and manages their
development of key ingredients and products. Develops and maintains
key industry relationships. Maintains project file, develops technical
manual, and documents intellectual property.
- Identifies project
requirements and prepares project plans for approval, prioritization
and allocation of technical and financial resources. Identifies key
technical hurdles and deliverables to ensure success. Identifies new
product opportunities and technologies for presentation to senior
management. Assists in developing and managing group budget.
- Leads the commercialization
phase of projects by developing product and process specifications and
conducting plant testing for selected prototypes. Develops initial
cost of goods, packaging, labeling and regulatory information. Ensures
that products and processes have met initial quality assurance, safety
and risk assessment requirements.
- Organizes and directs work
activities. Develops work plans and cross-functional timelines.
Establishes key technical performance indicators and measures to
ensure progress to commercialization and implementation consistent
with project timelines. Manages the project information flow and
updates cross-functional team, management and senior management. May
guide work of lab technicians and project leaders. Provides feedback
to management on cross-functional team performance.
- Supports the start-up and
implementation of the product. Negotiates revisions to technical
information in the specifications. Develops Recipe Card and finished
product preparation targets. Prepares commercialization summaries and
project reports. Consults on development of training materials.
Transitions project to Supply Chain and Coffee Operations (SCCO) and
Quality Assurance. Identifies and leads ongoing technical
Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all
qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans &
individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment
qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with
all federal, state, and local ordinances.
- Food Science / food/beverage
product development: 3 years