Starbucks Employment – Senior Manager

Website Starbucks

Job Description:

In this role you will be a catalyst for innovation and a champion of the customer, getting to know them inside and out and reinventing their beverages experiences through new products and platforms. This dynamic individual will play a pivotal role in understanding consumer segments and identifying emerging trends. Through design-thinking techniques, you will lead teams from discovery through testing and into launch. You will guide cross functional teams through the innovation process, including the consumer insights team, research & development, marketing and operations. You will bring innovation to life through new products while modeling and acting in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles, mission and values.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads cross-functional and/or cross-channel teams to develop and execute new products, tests and retail experiences, from concept to commercialization.
  • Manages project teams and timelines to deliver products and programs. Strong leadership of cross-functional partners required to ensure successful launch of innovations.
  • Monitors the marketplace for new macro trends, consumer lifestyle trends, product innovations, competitors, and emerging technologies.
  • Experience facilitating product or concept prototyping, building and testing – from low to higher fidelity
  • Functional experience in design-thinking, management consulting, corporate strategy, product marketing or retail concept development is also highly desirable
  • Contributes to developing innovation strategy reflecting competitive and consumer trends and market needs.
  • May assist in the creation of and maintenance of concept/platform/product positioning and guardrails ensuring relevancy across regions and channels.
  • Business Acumen | Develop and assess business case opportunities at all stages of development; manage conversations surrounding financial levers and able to articulate impact to project viability and path to market
  • Experience in innovation, product marketing, retail concepts, or brand management in a retail or packaged goods environment or an agency that worked with such companies
  • Strategy Building | Independently gather and synthesize multiple data sources and research (including business, customer and partner) and leverage those insights to develop strategies and recommended paths forward
  • Innovation Mindset | Leverage HCD tools to drive discovery work, with an open-minded approach to problems, and ability to lead XF teams through often ambiguous path to market

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Consistently uses communications skills to influence outcomes.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally.
  • 5 or more year(s) of experience in a professional role managing a budget
  • 5 or more years of experience in a role leading the development of new or existing products or strategies from conception to implementation
  • Ability to confidently present objectives and desired outcomes to leadership and cross functional teams.
  • Bachelors degree or 4 or more years of US military experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in a role supporting marketing, brand management, new store development, or product management

Job Details:

Company: Starbucks

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Seattle, WA

Application Deadline: N/A

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