Design Manager

Starbucks Coffee Company Starbucks Coffee Company Employer:
Seattle, WA, US (remote possible)Location:
Thu, Jan 18 '24Posted on:
$120,000 - $140,000 annually Pay:

Starbucks Coffee Company is seeking a store design manager supporting our China mainland market.  This role can be fully remote but must be available to collaborate with USA-based partners on Pacific Standard Time.  This is a fast paced, design forward role, executing over 25 new store builds per year.  Gain international experience in our largest growth market and build a resume with Fortune's #1 brand in Food & Beverage.  Lead the development and implementation of the vision for Starbucks' brand, creative objectives, and design processes to enhance the Starbucks experience for the consumer, while innovating best-in-class, meaningful design. Our ideal candidate understands distinctive processes and timelines and is a problem-solver that thrives in a team environment and can adapt quickly and effectively to project issues that arise with an appreciation and focus on design opportunities in all projects. 

Job Duties Include:

  • Lead design efforts
  • Manage production of design documents
  • Coordinate / manage consultants
  • Act as the primary liaison with the construction, real estate, operations teams in China, and ensure close relationships are maintained


  • 7 years’ experience managing projects and designers
  • Excellent at multi-tasking, understanding complex project details while moving teams and outcomes forward
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and proactiveness in mitigating risks and recognizing resolutions. 
  • Preference for experience from design-focused firms
  • Licensure not required.
  • Communication skills to clients, consultants, and colleagues
  • Knowledge of current digital production tools: Enscape, Adobe Creative Suite, REVIT a must
  • Familiarity with retail / food and beverage / hospitality preferred but not mandatory
  • Mandarin a bonus but not mandatory
  • Travel to China 1/year and Seattle headquarters quarterly


  • Opportunity for growth
  • Friendly work environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Paid health, dental and vision insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • Bonus and stock eligible

Please include a copy of your resume and portfolio samples upon submission of application.


Please send application materials in an email to: [email protected]

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