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Senior concept designer
at Starbucks

Starbucks is looking for a senior concept designer to join its team in London.

Job description

Welcome to the design studio – where people create great things together, where dreams become visions, where your ideas become reality.

Did you know that Starbucks is also known for creating an idyllic ‘third place’ where customers feel welcome and at home? We are a design-led company and as such the design team is central to everything we do.

Do you want to work in a team of inspiring and talented individuals each with their own unique ideas? In our design studio, we pride ourselves in working autonomously, fully owning our projects start to finish – with a creative steer across 30 sites! Our designers are giving each of our stores a unique and original look, which means you get to bring in your own ideas and visions delivering outstanding interiors whilst taking into account technical and commercial requirements.

A day in the life of a senior concept designer

As a senior concept designer, you will be creating new unique store concepts as well as enhancements to our existing portfolio by formulating design objectives and coordinating the delivery of design solutions. As a leader and visionary, you are bringing in your own ideas and vision for our communities, whilst developing and implementing a broader vision for the Starbucks brand, creative objectives, and our unique design processes.

The role:

  • leadership – setting goals for the work group, developing organisational capability, and modelling how we work together
  • planning and execution – developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results whilst evolving our overall visual strategy
  • expertise – championing the use of best practices, accuracy of construction documents, as well as coordinating architectural activities and technical discipline
  • strategy – formulating and implementing creative and design objectives and providing creative direction and leadership for all design projects
  • partner development and team building – providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams


This is you:

  • you elevate and share knowledge of industry trends in retail, hospitality, store and brand design, and have experience in managing a design group in a graphic design environment
  • you have experience in project management, leading large-scale design projects and cross-functional activities in a multi-unit environment
  • you are a true people person, fostering teamwork among diverse groups and disciplines comes natural to you
  • you are comfortable working under tight deadlines and executing multiple tasks at once
  • you have a strong knowledge in both articulating creative development processes and the A/E design process and portfolio review
  • you know how to use the current version of AutoCAD or Microstation

You’re passionate about:

  • inspiring and celebrating communities, customers and the people around you through great design concepts
  • challenging the status quo – you’re learning and growing fast and everyday, personally and professionally, whilst enjoying a fun and vibrant environment
  • being purpose driven and values based in everything you do
  • simplicity, humour, and embracing individualism – you want to bring yourself to work

Working with us means:

  • working well with others – we are fostering a positive and productive team culture and encourage each other to listen and communicate openly
  • leading courageously – we take personal responsibility to do the right thing, and persist in times of challenge or uncertainty
  • developing continuously – we always seek opportunities to improve ourselves and others by leading with trust and honesty
  • achieving results – we understand what drives overall business success and are accountable to prioritise and deliver quality results
  • putting the customer first – no matter what, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and create the best experience possible

What we offer:

  • life assurance – provide a lump sum for your family should the worst happen
  • private medical insurance – get the best treatment with our private healthcare plan
  • flexible benefits – retail vouchers, spa vouchers, gym membership, travel insurance, dental insurance, mortgage deposit, and Tastecard
  • anytime benefits – season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice pension
  • 25 days’ holiday a year plus UK public holidays
  • perks at work – save on everything from holidays to 50% off cinema tickets
  • partner life support – your support network at work and home
  • bean stock – share in the financial success through shares of Starbucks stock
  • partner card – a free bag of whole bean coffee or a 12 pack of VIA Ready Brew each week plus 30% discount on all food, beverages and merchandise in store
  • a brand new design studio space this summer with endless opportunities for growth
  • frequent socials including team sports activities, drinks, and our fun events and food stalls at Chiswick Park #enjoy-work

Please do not apply via email, apply directly here

  • Applications have closed.