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associate manager, Food Strategy

Company: Starbucks Coffee Company
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Now Brewing associate brand manager, Starbucks Reserve Food! #tobeapartnerFrom the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not onlycelebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.Starbucks Reserve represents the art of the possible for Starbucks, representing our pursuit of the highest state of coffee experience along with fresh, high-quality food with Princi. Its where we push our own boundaries of craft, developing a unique roast for each individual lot before experimenting with coffee as an art form, along with curated and premium food offering through Princi. Through our US Roasteries and Reserve stores, we share our discoveries and the enjoyment of exceptional coffee and food with the world.As an associate brand manager, Starbucks Reserve Food, you will be part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial team. We are responsible for the strategy, creation and commercialization of innovative food concepts and offerings for our US Roastery and Reserve locations. This role supports the commercialization and go-to-market of key platforms of our Reserve Food portfolio, as well as key strategic initiatives. We are looking for a candidate who is nimble, proactive, analytical, able to multitask and enjoys problem-solving, with a focus on the customer.As an associate brand manager, Starbucks Reserve Food, you willBusiness Management

  • Supports development of recommendations regarding product objectives and strategy, positioning, placement, and promotional cadence.
  • Assists in researching emerging trends and other primary and secondary forms of research with fact-based business insights to create sound strategic recommendations. Uses data and insights to tell a logical and compelling story.
  • Assists Product Management Team in operating plans and budgets. Assists in tracking and analysis of product and program performance vs. expectations.
  • Assists in development of business case for new programs to support growth strategies and profitability targets.
  • Assists in pricing strategy and analysis.
  • Represent Reserve Food Team in cross-functional meetings, including Marketing, forecasting, and operations meetings.Commercialization
    • Supports Food commercialization process working closely with our Product Development, Kitchen & Operations Services teams, including feasibility, operational, and product development reviews
    • Assists in writing and development of product briefs for new Reserve food, with a lens on customer, need-states, and business opportunity
    • Assists in inputs for component sourcing, planning, forecasting, naming, marketing, pricing, and costing.Go-To-Market (for each promotion across multiple store formats)
      • Supports delivery of integrated launch programs for each promotion, including product direction, backgrounders for marketing and store operations and input into supply chain requirements.
      • Manage promotional inputs and multiple reviews for in-store signage, in-store menus, social media
      • Manages promo food photography needs from Marketing, working closely with our Kitchen and Product Development team.
      • Manages food pricing signage for all stores/markets.
      • Manages backend systems support and product data accuracy.
      • Provides inputs and reviews partner training materials, including educational and training videos for field partnersWed love to hear from people with:
        • Bachelors degree or 4 or more years of US military experience
        • 1-2 years experience in a role supporting marketing, brand management, product management, commercialization, or operations
        • 6 or more months of experience in a professional role managing a budget
        • Strong analytical/reporting skills with proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint
        • Restaurant or Foodservice experience preferred
        • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively
        • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
        • Ability and willingness to navigate change and ambiguityJoin us and be part of something bigger. Apply today!

Keywords: Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle , associate manager, Food Strategy, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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