Starbucks Coffee Company senior quality assurance manager, Manufacturing & Distribution, Kent Flexible Plant - Kent, WA in Kent, Washington

Summary of Experience

  • Progressive experience designing, developing and managing quality assurance programs in manufacturing or foodservice industries (10 years)

  • Significant experience in food technology, food science and food safety (10 years)

  • Qualification as a trained quality auditor (7 years)

  • Significant experience in product safety risk assessment (7 years)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of food technology, food microbiology, safe food handling procedures and foodservice sanitation practices.

  • Thorough understanding of Quality Assurance principles and systems including: auditing, HACCP, ISO 2000, ISO 22000, SQF, Good Manufacturing Practices, dairy regulations applicable food codes for foodservice operations.

  • Ability to lead root cause analysis and plan corrective actions.

  • Ability to analyze disparate information and draw appropriate conclusions

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and influence outcomes based on facts and judgments.

  • Ability to apply sound technical and business perspective to problem solving and project management.

  • Ability to make recommendations that may be unpopular

  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence senior leadership

  • Ability to train, mentor and motivate other partners

  • Ability to leverage knowledge and expertise to represent Starbucks with outside entities

Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals; including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.