Starbucks manager global logistics II, Domestic Transportation (Remote Eligible) in Seattle, Washington

March 26, 2024

Job Description

Now Brewing – manager global logistics II, domestic transportation! #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 job contributes to Starbucks success by providing leadership and transportation expertise for the North America transportation function. This position will identify and drive improvement with our transportation network flow and establish appropriate analytics and metrics. This position will balance both service and cost while achieving operational targets. This individual will model and act in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles, mission, and values.

As a manager global logistics II, domestic transportation you will…

  • Have responsibilities and essential job functions which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leadership – Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:

  • Models leadership behaviors that are grounded in Starbucks Mission and Values.

  • Drives engagement, development, and performance of all members of the team.

  • Manages assignment of key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.

  • Supports a defined common vision, sets priorities, and defines roles and responsibilities for partners and cross-functional work teams.

  • Supports the implementation of enterprise-wide and department priority programs to ensure the success of the Company.

Planning and Execution – Developing and implementing various transportation optimization projects. Including creating plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:

  • oLeverages existing and create new metrics and dashboards for the team to use that would be ranging from new exception management tools to executive level summaries using Incorta.

  • oDevelops logistics programs to support internal and external business partners, including distribution network infrastructure, transportation trade lane alignment, proactive capacity planning for distribution centers and transportation and identification and alignment of system tool needs with the business.

  • oDevelops metrics and reports to monitor internal performance and third-party logistics, carriers, and provider goals.

  • oManages the environmental strategies for global logistics to complement Starbucks global Corporate Social Responsibility program.

  • oEnsures Starbucks consistently meets its service metrics for on time delivery and meets spend budget.

  • oResponsible for implementing programs to reduce overall logistics costs through optimization and provider consolidation (where applicable).

  • oUses problem-solving and alternatives analysis methodologies to assess the financial and operational impact of business initiatives. Assesses critical

  • information required to make effective decisions or recommendations for process changes.

Partner Development & Team Building – Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:

  • oChallenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.

  • oConducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.

  • oOversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.

  • oProvides coaching, direction, and leadership support to team members to achieve partners, business and customer results.

We’d love to hear from people with:

o Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering.

o 5 – 8 years of direct experience in transportation operations, transportation planning systems and logistics experience, handling dynamic and diverse product SKU’s that require accurate, on-time, and damage free deliveries.

o Experience developing performance metrics, executive summaries and analytics highlighting exceptions for teams to address focused around On Time and In Full components. Preferred tool is Incorta or similar BI tools.

o Prior experience in managing transportation services for large scale operations, preferably from food manufacturing and distribution or similar industries.

o Expertise in transportation operations with all domestic modes, sourcing, procurement and contract management.

o Experience managing third party transportation providers.

o Collaborative and motivating leadership with natural drive for results within complex supply chain model.

o Technical experience with Transportation planning, visibility, appointment management systems like Oracle TMS and project44.

o Attracted to and successful working in a fast-paced environment with some ambiguity where innovation and results are expected and achieved.

From free coffee to competitive pay, Starbucks is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to our eligible part-time and full-time partners. Benefits include 100% tuition coverage through our Starbucks College Achievement Plan, health coverage with a variety of plans to choose from, and stock & savings programs like our equity reward program, Bean Stock. What’s more, Starbucks offers flexible scheduling and opportunities for paid time off. Visit for details.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 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 [email protected].


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