From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others. We are guided by our mission statement, “to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.”
“We built the Starbucks brand first with our people, not with consumers. Because we believed the best way to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers was to hire and train great people, we invested in employees.”
– Howard Schultz, Starbucks Coffee Company
As senior designer, you will influence the brand in a primary brand building market for the company. You will be the lead designer on high profile stores: initiating the conceptual design phase and overseeing its development and execution within the design team. You will take your passion for design and regional trends and communicate the ideas to the greater Starbucks design studio. Through leadership and mentoring, you will shape the designs that are crafted out of the studio.
As a senior designer, you will…
Lead the design for brand building and high-profile projects in the greater Los Angeles and Southern California metropolitan region, as well as in the states of Arizona and Hawaii. This work will help set the design ethos for the work to be produced by the studio.
Partner development - At Starbucks our employees are called partners. As a leader in the design studio you will provide partners with coaching, feedback, and development opportunities to enrich our partners’ work. This includes providing the store design team with design guidance and direction.
Advocate for design with key stakeholders within the store development and store operations organizations. As a brand manager, lead initiatives that innovate.
Summary of Key Responsibilities Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Leadership Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:
Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results
Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.
Establish and communicate design standards. Provide store design team with design guidance and direction.
Planning and Execution Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization
Plans and manages business unit and department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
Shares knowledge of regional trends, communicates/educates store design team and translates into store and new concept design.
Lead design review in partnership with design leadership.
Business Requirements Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
Lead new store design concepts including high profile and flagship store projects. Advocates for design with key stakeholders to elevate design within region/market. Lead and/or manage design initiative projects to be deployed/rolled out to other markets.
Design and complete high profile, brand building and/or core store projects per year. Collect regional design ethos differences and work with the store design team to identify opportunities. Participate in regional planning; travel as needed for project execution, learning opportunities and provide design training to regional design teams.
Partner Development & Team Building Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Challenges and inspires team members to achieve business results.
Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partners, business and customer results
Provides design education, quality reviews, and provides feedback on design projects.
Participates in performance calibrations and succession planning for design teams. Acts as a key member of the store design leadership team.
Summary of Experience
Design leadership role in a retail, hospitality or restaurant design or development organization including management of construction documents and/or new store concept development (7-10 years min.)
Team leadership/supervision at senior level in a national organization (7-10 years min.)
Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
Excellent team leadership skills
Current knowledge of industry trends in retail store and restaurant design including furniture and finishes
Current working knowledge of building and health codes and compliance issues
Demonstrated 3D visualization ability and working knowledge of color and design principles including experience with revit and sketchup
Ability to balance design, with operational needs and budget objectives resulting in exceptional store environments
Ability to execute multiple designs under tight deadlines
Skilled in the visual, written and verbal communication of design issues
Ability to translate stated design principles / objectives into unique and varied store locations
Knowledge of architectural details and specifications for construction document production
Demonstrated process improvement
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Organizational skills; attention to detail
Ability to multi-task
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals; including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Base plus Bonus Structure
Internal Number: 180001496
About Starbucks Coffee Company
To say Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees is very true. That’s the essence of what we do – but it hardly tells the whole story.Our HeritageEvery day, we go to work hoping to do two things: share great coffee with our friends and help make the world a little better. It was true when the first Starbucks opened in 1971, and it’s just as true today.Back then, the company was a single store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. From just a narrow storefront, Starbucks offered some of the world’s finest fresh-roasted whole bean coffees. The name, inspired by Moby Dick, evoked the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders.In 1981, Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman and chief executive officer) had first walked into a Starbucks store. From his first cup of Sumatra, Howard was drawn into Starbucks and joined a year later.In 1983, Howard traveled to Italy and became captivated with Italian coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience. He had a vision to bring the Italian coffeehouse tradition back to the United States. A place for conversation and a sense of community. A third place between work and home. He left S...tarbucks for a short period of time to start his own Il Giornale coffeehouses and returned in August 1987 to purchase Starbucks with the help of local investors.From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection.Our mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.Expect More Than CoffeeWe’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. We also offer a selection of premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds. And the music you hear in store is chosen for its artistry and appeal.It’s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. We’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew.We make sure everything we do is through the lens of humanity – from our commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.