Design Manger

Website Starbucks

Job Description:

Creates store designs for portfolio of stores in a given region or format type. Able to independently create and manage work from concept to detailed design stage in accordance with the Canadian design studio strategy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Challenges and inspires internal team and consultants to achieve business results.
  • Elevates studio design quality through effective mentoring and team engagement. Key influencer in collaborative design review with consistent, thoughtful and relevant feedback.
  • Supports studio leadership in executing design strategy and aligning with key cross-functional stakeholders to meet brand expectations, including market/store tours as needed.
  • Assesses the scope of each project through review of surveys and real estate documents and manages the production and delivery of design documents.
  • Mentors and supports team members for continued professional development.
  • Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and design team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
  • Develops and maintains relationships across business functions and diverse groups, encouraging collaboration to continuously improve organizational capability.
  • Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.
  • Provides clear, effective and timely communication of design direction and changes.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support in order to achieve partner, business and customer results.
  • Supports studio leadership with work group goals and organizational capability; role models effective studio collaboration.

Sets schedules in partnership with store development team. Communicate dates to internal and external team and meets all established deadlines.

  • Works with key cross-functional stakeholders to ensure that design processes, practices and programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
  • Fosters studio design culture with relevant design inspiration and industry trend. Shares advancement in design thinking, professional practice, technology, etc.
  • Supports leadership in delivering strategic and operational plans for the design team, managing execution and measuring results.
  • Executes store designs in collaboration with cross-functional teams to optimize material and inventory levels, achieve fiscal goals and uphold corporate and global responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree or diploma in the design discipline from a recognized educational institution.
  • Demonstrated direct experience creating interior and architectural design concepts for a range of project sizes and varying complexity levels.
  • Bilingual fluency in French and English required
  • Interior and architectural design experience in retail, hospitality or restaurant design, working with design agencies and/or development organizations. (8 – 10 years)
  • Relevant experience leading design teams with decision-making authority and accountability, managing direct reports, budgets and coordinating external consultants.

Job Details:

Company: Starbucks

Job Category: Private

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Kingsville, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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