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Food Product Developer, Research & Development - Seattle, WA
Starbucks 13,947 reviews - Seattle, WA 98134




Now Brewing – food product developer- Mercato line


From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company . One that not only celebrated coffee and its rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for hiring talent who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

“We built the Starbucks brand first with our people, not with consumers. Because we believed the best way to meet and exceed expectations of our cforustomers was to hire and train great people, we invest in employees.”

Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

As a food product developer, you will be the ‘key ingredient’ within the Global Food Product Innovation Team focused on menu development , responsible for creating food that reflects an experience unique to Starbucks. In this role, you will be the brand steward for Starbucks accountable for developing new food offering and evolving current offering that is relevant to the brand equity focused on technique and culinary / competitive insights for our consumers.

Leveraging your previous experience, we will enable you to:

  • Immerse, Ideate & Incubate

o Partner with brand and strategy to define and consumer needs

o Immerse in consumer experience to define possibilities while designing relevant culinary sketches and concepts

o Protocept and collaborate with teams for successful commercialization

  • Lead

o Define possibilities and provide meaningful business solutions to meet our consumer needs

  • Grow

o Deliver results and develop deep understanding of consumer satisfaction associated with purchase frequency We’d love to hear from people with:

A strong culinary background with a passion for great food, an excellent palette and a creative edge
Culinary arts diploma and/or relevant food service industry experience an asset
Post-secondary education in Food Sciences or related field an asset
Experience working in a food production plant environment beneficial
Flexible work schedule (i.e. some evenings and/or weekends may be required based on production schedules)
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize projects and tasks in order to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Passion, creativity and desire to deliver the next line of great Starbucks menu items

It’s time for you to #beapartner. Apply today!


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