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Quality Assurance specialist, Quality Supply Chain

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Quality Assurance specialist, Quality Supply Chain

Seattle, WA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    This job contributes to Starbucks success by helping to ensure our products are compliant with regulatory requirements in the areas of product labeling and international compliance. This position will provide labeling and international regulatory compliance support on moderately complex food and beverage products destined to our international consumer packaged goods (CPG) business partners. Key responsibilities will include reviewing labels, managing technical documents, helping our international CPG customers register products with foreign agencies, coordinating certificates and supporting cross-functional teams with regulatory input. Acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.


    • Review and approve label artwork and content and ensure adherence to all applicable rules and regulations
    • Conduct research and advise on international import requirements and timing
    • Collaborate with internal and external customers by providing regulatory support to CPG Brand Management, Research & Development, Quality Assurance, suppliers, and importers/distributors
    • Work with international regulatory partners to secure timely regulatory approval for products being exported globally
    • Manage technical product documents, including retrieval, review, modification and storage
    • Resolve issues related to product approval in international markets by obtaining technical product information, supplier declarations/certifications, ingredient information, test results, etc.
  • Qualifications

    EXPERIENCE • Experience with reviewing and approving food and beverage labels: 1-3 years • Experience in interpretation and application of food and beverage regulations in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia: 1-3 years • Experience consulting stakeholders on how to comply with food and beverage regulations: 1-3 years • Experience collecting, reviewing, and managing technical product information and regulatory documents: 1-3 years

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Current knowledge of FDA guidelines and regulations • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, International Business, International Studies, or a related field • Ability to handle large volumes of technical reports and information in an organized manner • Familiarity with formulation of food products and food processing • Ability to assimilate new information quickly and react positively to new and challenging opportunities • Computer proficient, savvy with MS Excel and Outlook • Ability to work independently without close supervision on a daily basis, over time • Ability to navigate through ambiguous and unstructured situations • Ability to communicate effectively and influence internal and external customers • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver accurate outcomes • Ability to multitask, maintain attention to detail and remain calm under pressure

    _ 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 applicantaccommodation@starbucks.com_

  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
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  • About Us

    Starbucks is about more than just a coffee; they're dedicated to employee and community growth. Starbucks even runs a program that pays for their baristas tuition to help them finish their education. That’s why when you launch your career inspired by human connection and the opportunity to become your personal best, the possibilities are endless. SCAP - Starbucks College Achievement Program