Kelly Bengston

senior vice president, Supply Chain Operations, Global Supply Chain

Kelly Bengston is senior vice president for Starbucks Supply Chain Operations, Global Supply Chain. In this role, she is responsible for implementing global strategies and initiatives to enhance the efficiency, sustainability and quality of Starbucks supply chain, ensuring timely delivery of products to stores with varying channels and formats worldwide. She is also responsible for optimizing transportation management, streamlining inventory processes and implementing effective demand forecasting to support operational excellence and customer satisfaction. 

Since joining Starbucks in 2010, Kelly has held numerous leadership positions , including direct and indirect sourcing, store development, and commercialization. Most recently, Kelly served as the interim Global Supply Chain leader. Previously, she was vice president of Starbucks Global Supply Chain’s Strategy & Deployment, a new team created to support Starbucks supply chain’s aspirations of becoming digitized, strategically aligning resources against priorities and building capabilities through long-term capacity planning and supply chain intelligence.  

Kelly holds a B.S. in management from Central Washington University and gives back to her alma mater by serving on the university foundation board. 

Prior to joining Starbucks, Kelly gained broad experience in packaging, product development, manufacturing, and project management at Macy’s, Bensussen Deutsch, Cranium and Hasbro. She enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her favorite Starbucks beverage is a Caffè Americano with a splash of oatmilk.