Program Manager Innovation & Sustainability

Seattle, WA

Now Brewing – Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Sustainability! #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company; one that not only celebrates coffee and rich tradition, but also a deep connection with all of those with whom we engage. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others. 

We are looking for a courageous, influential, and passionate supply chain leader to serve as Program Manager, Sustainability within the Global Supply Chain Strategy and Deployment Organization.  This leader will help us build a planet positive supply chain of the future and be empowered to be curious and tenacious in pursuit of our enterprise enduring aspirations by influencing and compelling change through innovation, sustainable development, and strategic planning. Strong sustainability and supply chain acumen, influential communication, and problem-solving skills are critical to global supply chain sustainability strategy development, innovation engagement, and portfolio management.

This job contributes to Starbucks success by building strategic plans, developing problem solving approaches, facilitating cross functional teams, and evaluating complex, multi-year, multifaceted programs. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.

As a program manager, Global Supply Chain Sustainability, you will…

  • Design and continuously optimize large-scale, complex portfolio, program, and project strategies, distilling data and insights from the business, stakeholders, and subject matter expertise.
  • Make recommendations beyond individual area of portfolio, influencing team and enterprise strategies.
  • Maintain deep subject matter expertise in global supply chain sustainability, actively seeking insights, emerging trends, and innovations.
  • Proactively interpret, share, and apply insights to enhance current strategies, programs, and projects identifying opportunities to drive impact and create value.
  • Design and manage a system of accountability across functions, business units and/or teams to integrate and advance enterprise and global responsibilities, goals, and strategies.
  • Supports enterprise planning efforts including strategic, operational, and financial planning.
  • Manage a portfolio approach for impact tracking and communication and identify opportunities and connect the dots across programs and functions.
  • Lead programs and projects with available information, asks clarifying questions, anticipate future needs, and respond with urgency when needed.
  • Create clarity for cross functional team members and leaders by proactively sharing progress and proposing recommendations to address ambiguity.

We’d love to hear from people with:

  • Sustainability development knowledge, expertise, and passion
  • Supply Chain knowledge, expertise, and passion
  • Self-starting and organized leadership qualities
  • Strong communication experience with leaders, internal teams, and external partners
  • Experience leading social/environmental impact programs and projects, leading cross functional teams, and building strategy
  • Ability to work through ambiguity with diverse groups to deliver comprehensive strategies and programs that delivers against company objectives
  • Experience influencing and supporting change management

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of program and project management principles
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to lead and mentor team members
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
  • Ability to establish cross-functional, collaborative relationships with business and technology partners
  • Ability to lead complex program and project efforts to completion
  • Ability to negotiate and influence

Join us and be part of something bigger.  Apply today!

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

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