Full Job Description
Job Summary and Mission
This job contributes to Starbucks success by managing core, routine, and evolving suppliers to shape the business, deliver value and manage risk.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Shaping the Business
Strategy: Develops, owns, and executes sourcing strategies that enable bottom-line and top-line company growth, through the incorporation of data-driven insights, stakeholder needs, and business objectives.
Strategies shall address corporate social responsibility as it pertains to supplier diversity, ethical sourcing, and sustainability, where applicable.
Project Management: Effectively manages multiple competing projects and deadlines. Independently solves problems and make decisions to ensure successful execution of the project. Provides oversight, guidance, and drives completion of project plans. Documents post-mortems when necessary.
Business Case Development: Obtains alignment for ideas by creating detailed and workable proposals, considering strategic, commercial, economic, financial, and organizational impacts.
Value Stewardship: Consistently build a value pipeline and execute plans by leveraging relationships with stakeholders and suppliers to identify and drive value. Knowledge of category and supplier spend, as well as the key cost drivers of the product/service. Evaluate market trends and key cost drivers to identify, implement and track cost savings. Leverage the value analysis insights and incorporate them into strategies for implementation. Value is defined as cost savings, supplier diversity, ethical sourcing, innovation, and margin protection.
Supplier Management & Collaboration: Management of core and routine suppliers. Cultivate partnerships with new and existing suppliers through the lens of Starbucks values, generating trust and transparency, in order to maximize mutual value and reduce risk. Professionally lead supplier meetings which demonstrate supplier growth and improvement and coach suppliers on understanding our business better.
Supplier Enabled Innovation Management: Enables connection between supplier's capabilities and internal business needs.
Protect Supply and Reduce Risk
Contracting: Working knowledge of legal terms and contracting best practices to own and partner on
contracting, including preplanning, developing term sheet, and negotiating to maintain gold standard and avoiding exception-based contracting. Develop negotiation skills and style to reach a win-win deal. Works with suppliers and stakeholders to develop contracts in line with business and legal requirements and ensure both parties deliver on contractual obligations, including awareness of relevant deliverables, costs, risks, and other commitments.
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. sourcing manager
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): 2+ years sourcing, analytics, finance, engineering, planning, supply chain or other relevant experience preferred.
Skills (minimum skills required):
Sourcing Foundations: Working knowledge of procurement processes such as sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, risk management, and key legal terms. Proficient knowledge o procurement processes such as RFXs, market analysis, ‘should-cost’ models, and standard legal protections (i.e. confidentiality agreements).
Problem Solving & Business Acumen: Proactively identifies and addresses problems constructively and takes action to resolve.
Teamwork: Effectively influences across peer groups and management level on complex strategy and demonstrates leadership.
Project Management: Effective employment of project management tools and techniques. Ability to prioritize and redirect under pressure.
Emotional Intelligence & Influence: Ability to navigate in 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 and ability to clearly communicate written and verbally to cross-functional stakeholders & management to align and implement strategy. Proactive communication to management. Links information to priorities to facilitate dialogue and decision making.
Intellectual Curiosity: Proactively identifies and engages in opportunities to expand knowledge via external benchmarking, external resources, leveraging knowledge of sourcing SMEs, and learning more about the broader business.
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
Problem Solving & Business Acumen: Strong acumen for coping with different business situations in a professional manner via obtaining essential information, focus on key objectives, recognize options available for solving problems, selecting the right approach to overcome obstacles, and set plans in motion to achieve execution.
Emotional Intelligence & Influence: Anticipate others' perspectives based on their role, level, and body language. Response to change is to consciously move through acceptance, adoption, and internalization.
Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.
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 206-318-0660 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org