brand manager II, International Innovation, Channel Development - Seattle, WA

Starbucks Coffee Company Seattle, WA

About the Job

**Summary of Experience** + Progressive experience in product or brand management. 5-7 years + Project leadership in a cross-functional environment. 5-7 years + MBA strongly preferred. **Basic Qualifications** + Bachelor’s degree experience + 5 or more years of experience in a role leading brand management or product management 5 or more year(s) of experience in a role managing budgets + 5 or more years of experience in a role leading the development of new or existing products or strategies from conception to implementation + CPG or food & beverage and international experience preferred **Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** + Strong working knowledge in product development in the food and/or beverage industry. RTD and /or at home coffee product development preferred + Strong analytics and strategic thinking skills + Strong cross-cultural communication skills + Strong working knowledge of financial planning, supply chain and business partner management. + Ability to lead a team and influence peers, managers and direct reports across geographies + Ability to analyze business trends and financial metrics, including sales, return on investments, and profit and loss. + 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. Must be comfortable communicating with non-native English speakers. + 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. Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.