director plant, Manufacturing and Distribution, Carson Valley Roasting Plant - Minden, NV

Job Summary and Mission
This job contributes to Starbucks success by developing, leading, and implementing all aspects of supply chain operations' manufacturing and distribution programs to include green coffee warehousing, roasting, packaging, quality, safety, sanitation, engineering, maintenance, and distribution to ensure high quality products and excellent customer service. This job ensures that all key accountabilities in the areas of cost, quality, safety, people, and service are met to ensure the plant provides all business units with the requirements of their business while meeting the needs and goals of the plant and its partners. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:
Identifies and communicates 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 the implementation of Company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote Starbucks key messages and achieve a competitive advantage.
Planning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
Develops annual operating plan and budget, and quarterly forecast updates.
Develops long-term strategies and plans.
Develops manufacturing standards such as line throughput rates, scrap allowances, and labor rates.
Leads the overall operations of a roasting and distribution center to meet cost, quality, safety, people and service objectives.
Plans and executes plant operational requirements to meet the Company's coffee production and merchandise shipping requirements.
Plans and manages business unit/department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
Defines, directs and executes innovative cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives related to the manufacturing and distribution process.
Ensures compliance with all food safety and general safety standards, quality specifications, local and governmental environmental requirements.
Ensures food safety audits and other program compliance procedures and processes are maintained to retain plant's required quality certifications.
Ensures that the business units have the correct products in a timely manner and the exact quantity to meet their business forecast objectives.
Initiates and leads social responsibility programs within the community and is involved in environmental initiatives.
Leads cross-functional teams, which address manufacturing and operations issues and value engineering opportunities.
Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Challenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.
Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partner, business and customer results.
Summary of Experience
Progressive plant management experience (10 years)
Senior-level management, leading a team of managers and supervisors to accomplish department objectives while meeting financial commitments (10 years)
Establishing systems, processes and tools for business unit/department (5 years)
Supply chain operations experience in multiple departments and scaled operations (5 years)
Cross-functional experience in three or more of the following areas: procurement, production and materials scheduling, human resources, production, shipping and transportation, inventory control and engineering (3 years)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Financial acumen
Ability to apply sound business principles and practices to project management and change management processes
Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.

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