Director, Investor Relations, ESG (Remote)

Remote Seattle, WA

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From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated 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.

As a director focused on ESG in Investor Relations, you will direct core aspects of the investor relations’ ESG function and act as a strategic yet hands-on leader to ensure the ESG outreach program to shareholders of Starbucks is comprehensive, compelling and consistent.

As a director, you will…

•  Co-create the IR ESG strategy – co-create processes and practices to enhance the ESG aspect of the investor relations function, with the ability to ideate, organize and present well thought-out strategies independently, as well as project manage aspects of the broader IR strategy, inclusive of the biennial investor day

•  Lead the preparation of critical deliverables – oversee and ensure the preparation of well thought-out and organized materials, inclusive of external pre-read documents, status reporting and other key materials that circulate to investors, executives and the Board

•  Oversee timely and accurate investor communications – construct and/or approve timely responses to inquiries, while ensuring accuracy and consistency through research and consultation

•  Monitor industry trends – understand peer company ESG practices and broader industry trends, and incorporate best practices into the IR function

•  Demonstrate curiosity and act independently in research – equip yourself with historical business knowledge and broader ESG goals/progress for assisting on, and ultimately leading, investor calls related to ESG

•  Oversee cross-functional requests with accuracy – ensure requests from other functions, including but not limited to the IR finance, Legal, Sustainability and PA teams are fulfilled accurately and timely

•  Collaborate and influence cross-functional workstreams – work cross-functionally with Finance, Legal, Public Affairs, and Sustainability teams to direct processes and manage the receipt of critical information and deliverables to meet competing deadlines

•  Serve as a proxy, liaison and resource – act as a collaborative and action-oriented leader while representing the investor relations team. Serve as a liaison for the function with external advisors and investors

•  Develop innovative approaches to complex problems and situations – perform various ad-hoc duties, which may require research, benchmarking and cross-functional teamwork to identify solutions and opportunities

•  Develop and coach team members – serve as an adaptable leader who can flex leadership style to bring out the best in a warm and closely knit, light-hearted but hard-working team

•  Enjoy working on a fun, high-performing team – have a clear ability to drive the business forward while acting in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles

We’d love to hear from people with the following experiences:

•  A minimum of 15 years in sustainability, governance or investor relations

•  A minimum of 10 years of direct people/team management

•  Interacting with shareholders as a representative for the Company

•  Fluent in Powerpoint, dashboards and related tools

•  Managing, supervising and developing others in a hybrid environment

•  Displaying heightened attention to detail

•  Ability to work under tight and competing deadlines

•  Serving as the liaison on highly sensitive matters or projects

•  Leading cross-functional teams 

•  Making recommendations to and influencing decision makers 

•  Critical thinking and ability to influence without authority

As a Starbucks partner, you (and your family) will have access to medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, and other voluntary insurance benefits. Partners have access to short-term and long-term disability, paid parental leave, family expansion reimbursement, paid vacation from date of hire*, sick time (accrued at 1 hour for every 25 hours worked), eight paid holidays, and two personal days per year. Starbucks also offers eligible partners participation in a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, a discounted company stock program (S.I.P.), Starbucks equity program (Bean Stock), incentivized emergency savings, and financial well-being tools. Additionally, Starbucks offers 100% upfront tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program via the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, student loan management resources, and access to other educational opportunities. You will also have access to backup care and DACA reimbursement. Starbucks will comply with any applicable state and local laws regarding employee leave benefits, including, but not limited to providing time off pursuant to the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, and in accordance with its plans and policies. This list is subject to change depending on collective bargaining in locations where partners have a certified bargaining representative. For additional information regarding partner perks and more detailed information about benefits, go to 

*If you are working in CA, CO, IL, LA, ME, MA, NE, ND or RI, you will accrue vacation up to a maximum of 120 hours (190 in CA) for roles below director and 200 hours (316 in CA) for roles at director or above. For roles in other states, you will be granted vacation time starting at 120 hours annually for roles below director and 200 hours annually for roles director and above.

The actual base pay offered to the successful candidate will be based on multiple factors, including but not limited to job-related knowledge/skills, experience, geographical location, and internal equity. At Starbucks, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at the high end of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each position and candidate.

If you live in the greater Seattle area, we offer a flexible workplace that allows for hybrid work. Partners can work remotely up to two days per week. 

Join us and inspire with every cup. Apply today!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other factor protected by law.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected]

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