sr sourcing manager, Packaging Innovation (Remote – U.S.)

July 2, 2024

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  • Date Posted
    July 2, 2024
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Now Brewing ? senior sourcing manager, Packaging Innovation! #tobeapartner
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only…
celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.
This position contributes to Starbucks success by leading enterprise-wide engagement to drive new and emerging products, processes, and packaging innovation. A strong candidate will be comfortable in the face of ambiguity and able to navigate and build strong cross-functional relationships to drive innovative solutions in a test & learn environment while also building the roadmap for longer term scalability for net new supply chains. This position requires strong sourcing fundamentals and experience influencing businesses cases and economic models.
As a Senior Sourcing Manager, You Will
Shape the Business
? Strategy: Develops, owns, and executes effective, comprehensive multi-year innovation category sourcing strategies that enable bottom-line and top-line company growth, through the incorporation of supplier enabled innovation, end-to-end supply chain supply chain impact, stakeholder needs, and business objectives. Strategies shape stakeholder thinking. Strategies shall address corporate social responsibility as it pertains to supplier diversity, ethical sourcing, and sustainability, where applicable. Has previous experience managing more than one type of category/industry, stakeholders, and suppliers.
Lead Long-Term Innovation
? Internal & External Co-creation & Collaboration: Ensure that innovative solutions allow flexibility, leverage, and alignment with Starbucks Global Supply Chain strategies and are inclusive of core sourcing initiatives. Co-create and lead new products, processes, and platform innovation with speed and agility. Ensure innovation is based on customer and store partner needs and is created through internal and external collaboration efforts.
? Supplier Enabled Innovation Management: Identify, develop, and cultivate partnerships with new and existing suppliers to unlock Supplier Enabled Innovation & Collaboration. Stays current on emerging trends and industry solutions to enable new business opportunities. Actively identify and capitalize on opportunities to match incumbent, new supplier capabilities, and industry expertise with internal business needs. Influence internal stakeholders to proactively engage with suppliers on innovative concepts.
Protect Supply and Reduce Risk
? Contracting: Proficient knowledge to independently own and lead contracting, including preplanning, developing term sheets, and negotiating to maintain gold standard by avoiding exception-based contracting. Skilled negotiator who approaches suppliers with a ‘we’ mindset. Works with suppliers and stakeholders to develop contracts in line with business and legal requirements to ensure that both parties deliver on contractual obligations, including awareness of relevant deliverables, costs, risks, and other commitments. Key legal focus in this role will be securing contractual protections focused on innovation, such as development agreements, IP agreements, new supplier agreements, and other types of technology agreements.
? Risk Management: Protects the organization by identifying, assessing, and mitigating supplier and supply chain risk. Take action to mitigate, reduce, and eliminate risk related to ethical sourcing, capacity, supplier financial, margin, and other identified risks.
? We?d love to hear from people with:
? Education (minimum education level, degree or certification necessary): Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, engineering or other related fields preferred.
? Years of experience in specific field or utilizing designated skills (minimum needed to be qualified): 4 years sourcing experience preferred.
? Skills (minimum skills required):
? Sourcing Foundations: Intermediate knowledge of procurement processes such as category sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, risk management, and key legal terms. Expert knowledge of procurement processes such as RFXs, market analysis, ?should-cost? models, and standard legal protections (i.e., confidentiality agreements). Helps other sourcing partners succeed through knowledge sharing of key sourcing foundations.
? Problem Solving & Business Acumen: Proactively identifies and addresses problems constructively and takes action to resolve.
? Teamwork: Effectively influences across peer groups and senior management level on complex strategy and demonstrates leadership.
? Project Management: Highly effective employment of project management tools and techniques. Ability to prioritize and redirect under pressure. Proactively mitigates situations before they become issues.
? Emotional Intelligence & Influence: Ability to lead in an ambiguous environment and agile response to change. Demonstrate effective influencing skills via the ability to flex your style depending on strategy and stakeholder.
? Communications: Ability to prepare clear and concise verbal, written, and visual presentations effectively utilizing storytelling techniques and ability to clearly communicate written and verbally to cross-functional stakeholders & senior management to align and implement strategy. Proactive communication to management.
? Intellectual Curiosity: Proactively identifies and engages in opportunities to expand knowledge via external benchmarking, external resources, further education (i.e., certificates), learning more about the broader business, attending conferences, etc. Applying learnings and shares learnings broadly with peers.
? Other: Intermediate to Master in MS Office Suite, (including Excel pivot tables, managing complex formulas data); also knowledgeable in BI Apps, Oracle ERS, SAP Ariba, Power BI, Tableau, or other like systems.
As a Starbucks partner, you (and your family) will have access to medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, and other voluntary insurance benefits. Partners have access to short-term and long-term disability, paid parental leave, family expansion reimbursement, paid vacation from date of hire*, sick time (accrued at 1 hour for every 25 hours worked), eight paid holidays, and two personal days per year. Starbucks also offers eligible partners participation in a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, a discounted company stock program (S.I.P.), Starbucks equity program (Bean Stock), incentivized emergency savings, and financial well-being tools. Additionally, Starbucks offers 100% upfront tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor?s degree through Arizona State University?s online program via the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, student loan management resources, and access to other educational opportunities. You will also have access to backup care and DACA reimbursement. Starbucks will comply with any applicable state and local laws regarding employee leave benefits, including, but not limited to providing time off pursuant to the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, and in accordance with its plans and policies. This list is subject to change depending on collective bargaining in locations where partners have a certified bargaining representative. For additional information regarding partner perks and more detailed information about benefits, go to
? If you are working in CA, CO, IL, LA, ME, MA, NE, ND or RI, you will accrue vacation up to a maximum of 120 hours (190 in CA) for roles below director and 200 hours (316 in CA) for roles at director or above. For roles in other states, you will be granted vacation time starting at 120 hours annually for roles below director and 200 hours annually for roles director and above.
The actual base pay offered to the successful candidate will be based on multiple factors, including but not limited to job-related knowledge/skills, experience, geographical location, and internal equity. At Starbucks, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at the high end of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each position and candidate.
If you live in the greater Seattle area, we offer a flexible workplace that allows for hybrid work. Partners can work remotely up to two days per week.
Join us and inspire with every cup. Apply today!
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other factor protected by law.
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 applicantaccommodation

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