Supply Chain Operations Partners
With responsibilities that include more than 70,000 outbound deliveries a week to Starbucks retail stores, distribution channels and outlets worldwide, keeping Starbucks products flowing from suppliers to customers is, needless to say, a complex exercise – but we’re able to do so with a world-class Supply Chain Operations organization that manages its activities through four functions: Plan, Source, Make and Deliver.
Here are some of the people who keep products moving at Starbucks.
Katie W. is a manager in our international supply chain group, and she reports that it’s been exciting to see Starbucks grow as a global company. Outside of work, Katie likes to laugh, ski and spend time with her family and her dog, Jax. Her all-time favorite coffee is Ethiopia Limu.
Coffee-lover Kim G. finds working here as a manager of green coffee quality to be a natural fit. She helps ensure that coffee beans meet our exacting standards for both Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee. Her coffee of choice would be one from Africa.
Director of contract manufacturing Scott R. describes Starbucks as a fast-paced working environment, but notes the company “continues to look for ideas from all partners to build and improve its foundation and performance.” Because of that, he optimistically claims his favorite memory of working here is “still to come.” We also know he looks forward to his daily Grande “Blackeye” – a drip coffee with a shot of espresso – with hazelnut syrup and half-and-half.