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Product safety and quality advisor sr – Handcrafted Beverage - Seattle, WA


Hybrid remote

$95,700 - $143,700 a year - Full-time

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$95,700 - $143,700 a year

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Job Posting

: Dec 5, 2022

Job Posting End Date

: Dec 19, 2022


: US-WA-Seattle-Starbucks Support Center

Is this role eligible for remote or hybrid work? : Yes-Hybrid

Starbucks - Quality


: Full-time

Pay Range : $95,700-$143,700

Bonus Eligible : Yes

Now Brewing – product safety & quality advisor sr – Handcrafted Beverage ! #tobeapartner

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

The Handcrafted Beverage product safety and quality advisor sr role is an incredible opportunity for a mid-level career food safety and quality professional to be integral in one of the biggest investments Starbucks has ever made in product innovation and retail transformation. You will work with industry experts, cross-functional teams, and an outstanding supply base to drive projects from start to finish. At the same time, you’ll be continuing a legacy of world class product safety and quality performance by managing quality signals, product incidents, and supply base management on a daily basis.

As a product safety & quality advisor sr – Handcrafted Beverage , you will…

  • Apply in-depth technical knowledge to projects and gather insights via supplier and product assessments and recommendations, across a wide variety of products inputs (e.g. novel ingredients/packaging, freeze dried agricultural ingredients, dry powders/mixes, minimally processed ingredients, syrups, sauces, high acid aseptic products, low acid products, etc.)
  • Proactively analyze product and supplier quality signals, metrics, audit data, customer feedback, regulator, and workgroup inputs. Identify trends, lead investigations, and drive resolution of product related concerns from regulators, retail stores, field QA partners, and/or internal and external customers.
  • Interface with and influence suppliers and cross-functional teams, including internationally based partners, to deliver results within demanding timelines. Act as a product safety and quality system expert in the development of new product/project initiatives and operating practices. Always consider product safety and quality in the context of Starbucks values and business priorities.

We’d love to hear from people with:

  • Demonstrated strength in food safety and quality leadership, ideally in multiple manufacturing settings (min 5yrs)
  • Experience supporting the development and implementation of the product safety and quality aspects of product specifications across organizational teams, ideally in collaboration with co-manufacturers (min 5yrs)
  • Progressive experience managing the review and development of modern GAP and GFSI-based programs, ideally including oversight of primary manufacturing, co-manufacturing, and grower-level process improvement and supplier management programs
  • Experience auditing to a GFSI standard (GFSI Lead Auditor preferred), managing customer complaints from multiple sources, and analyzing leading/lagging performance indicators using SPC – all with a focus on improving both PSQ outcomes and the customer experience.
  • Extensive product safety and quality management system knowledge, including regulated HACCP, 21CFR Regulations, and preferably international standards (e.g. CFIA, EU, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills – this role requires a partner who is willing to come to the table with not only solid recommendations, but the data to back them up. They will be expected to be the product safety and quality expert for the products they own at any meeting to which they are invited. In this role, your audiences will need you to be able to break things down in a way that makes sense AND informs their actions.

Join our incredible team and be at the cutting edge of Starbucks future in Beverage. Apply today!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at



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