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Krannert Executive Forum - Karoline Dygas

Karoline Dygas

Karoline Dygas

Vice President, Global Sourcing & Store Development Supply Chain
Starbucks Corporation

Karoline Dygas is Starbucks Corporations Vice President leading Global Sourcing, Store Development and Siren Retail Supply Chains.  She is part of Starbucks Global Supply Chain leadership team and is accountable for sourcing of all capital and commercial equipment, FFE, R&M and QA services, as well as leading the global end-to-end supply chains for Store Development and Siren Retail (Starbucks Roastery & Reserve and Princi brands).  She leads her team in creating flexible supply chains with a supply base that elevates the Starbucks Brand.

Karoline joined Starbucks in April 2014, with a proven track record of building and cultivating global cross-functional relationships at all levels in an organization.  Karoline has established global experience and acumen while working with internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, and customers from Poland, Germany, UK, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Russia, UAE, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and China.

Before joining Starbucks, Karoline was the Senior Director Strategic Sourcing at Walgreens based in Deerfield, Illinois where she was responsible for $1.5B annual spend across multiple categories supporting Store Development, Energy & Environmental Sustainability, and Marketing.  She earned her Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and later completed her dual MBA from both Purdue University and ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris, France.

She lives in Issaquah, Washington with her husband Josh (Purdue - BSME), two children Morgan (11) and Max (9), and their Belgian Shepherd dog named Valla.