Starbucks Hiring For R&D Opportunity – Food Tech & Food Science Apply Online


Starbucks Hiring For R&D Opportunity – Food Tech & Food Science Apply Online


Starbucks · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

About the job


This role contributes to Starbucks success by adapting/creating and developing new beverages for retail stores that support the successful execution of company initiatives. By setting the pace for customer-centric beverages development, bringing ideas to life, and creating Starbucks beverage experience to delight our customers, partners and each other.

Summary of Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Gathers, analyzes, and maintains product and technology trend information; and conducts idea generation sessions to initiate creation of new beverage concepts and products.
  • Leads the beverage pipeline development work for limited time offerings and local core developed beverages.
  • Organizes sensory tasting sessions for new beverage concepts, and core optimized ingredients validation.
  • Collaborates with internal and external strategic business partners to develop customer-centric beverage innovation to support growth; collaborates closely with regional beverage teams for beverage concept/product tests and implementation.
  • Create processing and product specifications (maintains project file, develops technical manuals and documentation).
  • Establishes key technical performance indicators and measures to ensure progress to implementation consistent with project timelines.
  • Identifies key technical hurdles and deliverables to ensure success.
  • Collaborates closely with other cross-functional teams – Product & Marketing, Supply Chain, Operations and Quality Assurance team, etc.
  • Closely connects with regional cross-functional team – to scale regional beverage pipeline.

Summary of Work Experience

  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in beverage/product development (preferably with coffee/tea beverages related experience, or prior work experience in multi-national, QSR chains.
  • B.Sc. in Food Science / Food Technology; or Hotel Management degree.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills to manage projects and changes
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with cross-functional teams
  • Able to work independently
  • Possesses a growth mindset
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Knowledge of food and beverage technology, ingredient functionalities, food chemistry, etc.
  • Knowledge of food safety, quality assurance (QA) principles
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Project

Core Competencies

Customer Focus

Delivers legendary service that meets and exceeds customers’ expectations.

Ethics and Integrity

Adheres to Starbucks values, beliefs, and principles.

Remains calm, maintains perspective and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations.

Dealing with Ambiguity

Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities.


Makes timely and quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.

Interpersonal Skills

Builds effective relationships with internal and external customers.

Results Oriented

Accountable, achieve goals and results with high standard.


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