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Vice President of Design Creative and Design Director

Panera Bread Panera Bread Employer:
Boston, MA, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 22 '18Posted on:

Michelle Stuhl & Company, Inc. is a global retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting creative and business talent.

We are working with Panera Bread, the leader in fast casual dining, on a couple of exciting opportunities; a Vice President of Design Creative to lead the design organization and a Design Director to help build a new concept and design studio on the waterfront in Boston. We are seeking a talented and passionate Vice President with strong residential, restaurant and hospitality design experience to hire and oversee teams that will develop multiple café concepts. An architecture or interior design degree is preferred.

We are also seeking a talented and highly creative Design Director to oversee the creative output and design execution of the Boston-based café design team. This Director will transform fresh ideas into actionable prototypes and lead the team to execute beautiful, locally relevant cafés.

The Creative organization reports to Bill Sleeth, SVP of Customer Experience, a visionary designer who led the Store Design and Concepts team at Starbucks for many years. He was responsible for shifting Starbucks from a rigid roll out strategy to innovating unique retail prototypes and experiences. This is an amazing opportunity to work with a compelling leader and to develop a design and innovation culture and capability in house for Panera.

If interested, please email Michelle Stuhl at michelle@michellestuhl.com with relevant portfolio images and/or links.

Below is the experience required for each role. If interested, a full job description for will be provided.

Summary of Experience for Vice President Design Creative

  • 5+ years of Leadership/Ownership of design firm experience
  • 10+ years demonstrated design leadership of multi-disciplinary teams (10+ people) in an architecture or design office environment
  • 10+ years of experience hiring and managing outside consultants
  • 5+ years of experience building, leading and mentoring cross-functional teams
  • 5+ years design of high-end single family residential, retail, restaurant and hospitality environments experience
  • 3+ years general business experience in a large, matrixed organization
  • 3+ years of experience of management of complex and/or large-scale multi-unit concept design projects

Summary of Experience for Design Director

  • 5+ years of Leadership/Ownership of design firm experience
  • 7+ years demonstrated design leadership of multi-disciplinary teams (10+ people) in an architecture or design office environment
  • 7+ years of experience hiring and managing outside consultants
  • 5+ years of experience building, leading and mentoring cross-functional teams
  • 5+ years design of high-end single family residential, retail, restaurant and hospitality environments experience
  • 3+ years general business experience in a medium sized organization
  • 3+ years of experience of management of complex and/or large-scale multi-unit concept design projects
  • Professional degree in Architecture, Interior Design and or a related field of study.
 

If interested, please email Michelle Stuhl at michelle@michellestuhl.com with relevant portfolio images and/or links. Please specify which job opening you are interested in. 


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