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starbucks barista job description

All about Target

As part of our collaborative and guest-obsessed team, you help us create an experience that makes guests say, “I love Target!”  When you work at Target, you’re helping every family discover the joy in everyday life.  You’re working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to all that they do. We work together to provide the guest a fresh, full, and food safe shopping experience all day, every day.  

All about Food & Beverage

The Food & Beverage team enables a consistent experience for our guests by ensuring product is fresh, in stock, available and accurately priced and signed on the sales floor. They are experts of operations, process and efficiency. This team leads food and food services including replenishment, inventory accuracy, food safety, presentation, pricing and promotional signing processes for all Food and Beverage areas of the store.

At Target we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of a Starbucks Barista can provide you with the:

  • Knowledge of guest service fundamentals and experience building a guest first culture in Starbucks
  • Ability to provide a consistent Starbucks experience for guests by curating handcrafted Starbucks’ products
  • Experience with food quality and freshness management
  • Knowledge of state and federal food safety & OSHA guidelines

As a Starbucks Barista, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:

  • Deliver an exceptional guest experience, connecting with guests to deliver quality handcrafted beverages and food during all hours of operations, prioritizing the guest’s needs over task.
  • Uphold and maintain the execution of the Food and Beverage Standards, all Starbucks’ brand standards and food safety standards.
  • Maintain an on-going awareness of all promotional activities within Starbucks.
  • Follow all Target and Starbucks routines to deliver a consistent Starbucks experience for guests while driving efficiency and maintaining food safety.
  • Maintain an inviting dining area for guests all day, every day.
  • Engage with guests to meet and exceed their expectations based on Starbucks standards.
  • Produce items to specifications on production cards and follow specific department routines.
  • Monitor and record temperature-sensitive food items as outlined in best practices.
  • Complete and record all cleaning tasks in the Starbucks space as outlined in best practices.
  • Follow proper packaging and labeling guidelines for food products.
  • Ensure accurate in-stocks by placing store-initiated orders according to best practices.
  • Follow proper perishable inventory procedures to ensure an accurate recording of inventory.
  • Execute sampling best practices.
  • Provide a friendly and efficient checkout experience; tailor your interaction to guest needs.
  • Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety, and compliance.
  • All other duties based on business needs.

What we are looking for

We might be a great match if:

  • Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited…. We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests
  • Providing service to our guests that makes them say I LOVE TARGET! excites you…. That’s why we love working at Target
  • Stocking, Setting and Selling Target products sounds like your thing… That’s the core of what we do.
  • You aren’t looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day… We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded

The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be a Starbucks Barista. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:

  • Previous Starbucks/food service experience preferred, but not required
  • Welcoming and helpful attitude toward guests and other team members
  • Learn and adapt to current technology needs
  • Work both independently and with a team
  • Resolve guest questions quickly on the spot
  • Attention to detail and follow a multi-step processes

We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:

  • Accurately handle cash register operations
  • Climb up and down ladders
  • Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
  • Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays) and regular attendance necessary