Starbucks Coffee Company senior furniture designer, Store Development & Design - Seattle, WA or New York, NY in Seattle, Washington
Summary of Experience
7-10+ years furniture industry experience required
Additional retail, hospitality, and/or restaurant design experience preferred
Experience in various organizational settings also preferred, including management of a team of direct reports, 5+ years
Ability to balance design, with operational needs and budget objectives resulting in exceptional store environments
Skilled in the visual, written and verbal communication of design issues
Knowledge of architectural details and specifications
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
Strong problem solving and decision making skills
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Ability to communicate well with multidisciplinary cross-functional internal as well as external teams
Ability to manage a high volume of work within compressed timeframes
Advanced presentation skills necessary
Negotiation skills necessary
Ability to balance business needs and project constraints with high standards in design quality
Spanish or other second language skills are a plus
Ability to quickly identify ongoing process improvement opportunities and identify and develop solutions.
Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Ability to lead, coach and influence cross-functional teams.
Ability to apply sound business principles and practices to design and project management.
Strategic thinking skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
Strong ability to manage supplier and provider performance and is highly capable of driving continuous improvements.
Strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability using Sketch-up and other position-specific design software
Knowledge of current sustainability trends and practices preferred
Bachelors degree required
Masters degree in design-related field a plus
Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.