Director, Emerging Technologies

Starbucks in Seattle, WA

  • Industry: Executive Management - Engineering/Production
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Lead and scale a high-functioning, passionate team of engineers and product managers
Provide hands-on, operational leadership and inspiration
Strategically collaborate and support cross-functional teams to identify key new problem spaces and opportunities
Coach, develop and inspire our next generation of innovation leadership
Influence and evangelize
Globally position Starbucks as a global innovation leader through your contributions, of disrupting traditional retail and digital experiences
Inspire and educate our most senior leaders of what is possible in defining the next 50 years of Starbucks
Establish and infuse and innovation driven mindset across all technology teams at Starbucks
Demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and forge trusting, open, and productive working relationships throughout the organization and external to Starbucks
Build relationships and influences inside and outside the stores-with focus on community
Identify, develop, and make the case for operationalization of emerging technologies that will enhance our customer and partner experience, deliver operational efficiencies, or help promote our mission & values
Develop and apply appropriate innovation prioritization frameworks, to drive resource allocation to the areas with the highest long term customer and business value ; drive execution thought the lens of business driven outcomes
Build and develop a team and culture that can be a guidepost to other teams in the organization, through great culture and significant value delivery
Support a rotational program of partners through the innovation lifecycle
Elevate, coordinate and execute in fast track timelines
15+ years of experience in technology-focused organizations
10+ years of leading cross-disciplinary product and engineering teams
Ability to apply multidisciplinary knowledge and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
Strong software engineering fundamentals
Strong interpersonal skills, building an effective network of relationships inside and outside Starbucks.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, as an advocate for technology solutions.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with proven ability to design pragmatic solutions
Demonstrated experience of partnership with industry leading technology companies and start-ups
B2B/B2C experience, with a demonstrated understanding of both Retail and Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) businesses

Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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