Nestlé and Starbucks are bringing together the world’s most iconic coffee brands. Starbucks’ robust product portfolio celebrates coffee with rich tradition – customer experience is paramount. Coupled with Nestlé’s mission to enhance the quality of consumers’ lives and contributing to a healthier future, this strategic alliance will create career opportunities that will drive innovation and go-to-market strategies, bringing the best coffee to customers around the world. It has never been a more exciting time to join (Nestlé Starbucks).
The Nestle Starbucks Branded Solutions organization is looking to welcome a critical program manager role on the concept & innovation team. Responsible for ideating and implementing innovative, brand-right environmental and fixture concepts to better serve our customers needs and consumer consumption behaviors. Should constantly pattern the external market to bring insights and brand-right recommendations to the team. Accountable for creating and delivering impactful presentations used to influence leadership. Consistently demonstrates a passion for our customer, fosters a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, and is agile in an environment of constant change.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
*Idea generator for café/retail design concepts, high-profile projects, prototype, and fixture design.
*Interpret and influence design to improve quality and retail performance.
*Leverage understanding of Merchandising and Visual Merchandising functions to ensure retail design, product presentation and operational needs is seamless.
*Provide leadership curiosity of retail, environmental and industry trends.
*Apply knowledge to influence and guide design decisions.
*Communicate timely and effectively with innovation manager and director regarding critical and relevant matters related to project work.
*Apply a solid understanding of millwork details, fixtures, hardware, and materials and their impact on merchandising and customer use.
*Participate in material/finish selection, research and development work in collaboration with Sourcing team.
*Develop and foster collaborative relationships with internal partners, contractors, vendors and architects.
*Possess fundamental understanding of details and materials with the durability appropriate for projects.
*Prepare floor plans, storefront elevations, and other materials, such as renderings, to support brand-right design ideas/solutions.
*Prepare presentation materials and deliver compelling presentations to partners/leadership.
*Identify and propose innovative solutions to resolve issues that impact project schedule, cost or design integrity.
*Travel to provide on-site design support, become familiar with construction details, and evaluate end result.
Summary of Experience
– Progressive experience in design and development. 4-6 years
– Project management experience in a cross-functional environment. 3-5 years
*Bachelor’s degree required.
*4-6+ years experience in retail design in a corporate environment or design firm
*Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Microsoft Suite, In Design and/or Photoshop
*Experience in industrial or interior design a plus
*Excellent sketching and rendering skills
*Strong written and verbal communication skills
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Highly effective project management skills.
*Must be able to work in a matrix environment, able to collaborate cross functionally, and be a strong team player.
*Strong interpersonal skills.
*Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
*Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
*Strong organizational and problem solving abilities.
*Functions effectively with ambiguity.
*Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.