Vice President of Design Creative and Design Director at Panera Bread
March 22, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Architect, Interior Design
4 Year Degree
Michelle Stuhl & Company, Inc. is a global retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting creative and business talent.
We are working with Panera Bread, the leader in fast casual dining, on a couple of exciting opportunities; a Vice President of Design Creative to lead the design organization and a Design Director to help build a new concept and design studio on the waterfront in Boston.
We are seeking a talented and passionate Vice President with strong residential, restaurant and hospitality design experience to hire and oversee teams that will develop multiple café concepts. An architecture or interior design degree is preferred.
We are also seeking a talented and highly creative Design Director to oversee the creative output and design execution of the Boston-based café design team. This Director will transform fresh ideas into actionable prototypes and lead the team to execute beautiful, locally relevant cafés.
The Creative organization reports to Bill Sleeth, SVP of Customer Experience, a visionary designer who led the Store Design and Concepts team at Starbucks for many years. He was responsible for shifting Starbucks from a rigid roll out strategy to innovating unique retail prototypes and experiences. This is an amazing opportunity to work with a compelling leader and to develop a design and innovation culture and capability in house for Panera.