Department Manager Starbucks

Posted on April 23, 2024
UFCW 3000
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Pension plan, Retirement benefits, Parental leave, Employee discount, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled


Position Purpose: Exemplifies and ensures strong customer service in all aspects of the job. Directs and controls the operation of the Starbucks kiosk to achieve sales and profit objectives.


Job Description: As a primary contact for customers, the Starbucks Department Manager provides friendly, courteous, and helpful service. The Starbucks Department Manager is held accountable for the department’s results in providing superior service, increasing sales, improving gain, and containing costs. Follows division guidelines for the implementation of the merchandising program. Changes signs and prices as directed by merchandising. Responsible for maintaining appropriate stock and inventory. Writes order in the order guidebook and enters into computer. Checks order for completeness upon arrival. Trains, supervises, schedules, and assigns duties to barista clerks. Brews coffee and tea, using coffee urns, drip or vacuum coffee makers, teapots, drink mixers, and other kitchen equipment. Performs various duties to assist in filling customers orders. Cleans and polishes utensils and equipment used in beverage preparation. Serves coffee. Operates cash register to accept payment and make change.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

· Provide customer service as currently defined by the employer within the scope of the position and within company policy.

· Speak with customers to resolve problems with sales, dissatisfaction of service, or other problems related to the operation of the department.

· Train, schedule, and supervise barista workers to ensure optimum staffing patterns for the department.

· Provide financial reporting to Store Manager and Field Supervisor.

· Ensure product quality.

· Change signs and prices as directed by merchandising.

· Write order in the order guidebook and enter into computer. Check order for completeness upon arrival.

· Brew coffee, tea and chocolate.

· Operate electronic cash register to total customers’ final bill. Receive payment for customer purchase and count back correct change.

· Maintain cleanliness of coffee service area of the store.

· Sets up and maintains displays in coffee area.

· Replace stock in preparation area from supply area.

· Other duties as assigned.



· Ability to follow company customer service procedures. Demonstrated prior customer service skills or related experience.

· Ability to interact with customers and co-workers.

· Ability to understand and follow directions.

· Desired: Prior management experience.



Barista staff.


Varies depending on store location and state/county requirements.


%Inside: 100% %Outside: Rare

Temperature Extremes: N/A

Chemicals: Seldom (surface cleaners, grease cutters, detergents).



cash registers, grocery carts, box knife, blender, coffee maker, spoons, cups, pitchers and other utensils, coffee grinder


Constant (over 70% of the time)

Frequent (30-70%)

Occasional (10-30%)

Seldom (1-10%)


Constantly lifts 1-10 lbs. Frequently lifts 11-20 lbs. Seldom lifts 21-50 lbs.


Frequently carries 1-10 lbs.

Pushing / Pulling:

Frequently pushes/pulls 1-10 lbs. Seldom pushes/pulls 11-20 lbs.


Constant knee to shoulder level reaching. Occasional at or above shoulder level reaching.


Constant standing while on job. Sitting allowed on breaks.


Constant walking while on job.


Seldom. May use stepstool or ladder to reach upper shelves.

Trunk Functions:

Frequent neck rotation, bending/stooping, and twisting. Occasional bending of head and squatting. Seldom crouching.

Upper Extremity:

Constant handling/grasping. Seldom fine finger manipulation.


Depth perception used to move around coffee area of store. Near vision used to operate machinery, read indicators, clean dishes, operate cash register, accept payment, and make change.


Used to exchange information with other employees, take customers orders and obtain information over telephone/intercom.


Used to provide service to customers, provide information to other employees and use the telephone/intercom.


Safety – Sensitive Position:


Job responsibilities include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others.


Union and Non-Union: “The pay range is $20.22 to $24.40 per hour, but no less than the local minimum wage. Starting rates will vary based on things like location, experience, qualifications and the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement. Dependent on length of service, hours worked and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, sick pay (accrued based on hours worked), PTO/Vacation pay (accrued based on hours worked), paid holidays (9 days annually), bereavement pay, and retirement benefits (pension and/or 401k eligibility).”



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by employees assigned to this job. If you have questions regarding your ability to physically perform the listed job duties and requirements – e.g. lifting, standing, bending, etc. – please speak to your Store Director. All team members must comply with Company, Division, and Store policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities,

duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each store and from store to store.

Safeway will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities who can meet overall job requirements.

About the employer: Safeway

M.B. Skagg’s value vision still drives Safeway, though on a dramatically larger scale. Today, Safeway operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. With both a strong local presence and national scale, the company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2017 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

About your union: UFCW 3000

UFCW 3000 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America. We believe in the promise of America. A promise that our children can lead better lives than ours. A promise that with hard work and standing up for our rights we can make a decent living that includes a good wage health care and retirement.

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