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Manager of the Quarter Award

(Programs listed apply to US and Canada company operated stores only unless indicated otherwise)

The Manager of the Quarter Award recognizes a store manager in each Area who has made significant contributions in all areas of their store’s management and operations and who have demonstrated leadership qualities consistent with Starbucks culture and values.

Download the Manager of the Quarter Nomination Form

A Manager of the Quarter exemplifies the 3 criteria of excellence:

  • Results: Accomplishments outcomes and impacts relative to goals.
  • Living our Mission and Values: Exhibiting behaviors that demonstrate our mission and values.
  • Impact on others success: The impact that comes from contributing to the success of others, beyond your role.


All Starbucks store managers are eligible to be nominated for a Starbucks Manager of the Quarter Award.

Nomination Process

District managers should present their Manager of the Quarter nominees to their regional director each quarter.

    Selection Process

    Regional directors and their team of district managers select one Manager of the Quarter Award recipient per area per quarter.


    There is one Manager of the Quarter Award recipient per Area per quarter. Recipients of the Manager of the Quarter award may receive the following: