Creative Coordinator

Caribou Coffee

At Caribou Coffee we create day-making experiences that spark a chain reaction of GOOD! This is our purpose. Our team brings this to life by focusing on what’s really important around here – TEAM, GUEST, QUALITY! It’s that simple. If you’re ready to work somewhere you can be yourself while making an impact on your community, creating life-long relationships, and serving the best coffee around, join our herd! Apply today and be part of the ‘Bou Crew!

Position Details

Creative Coordinator
Twin Cities Metro
Brooklyn Center, MN

Position Overview:

As a Creative Coordinator, you will play a vital role in supporting the brand team by planning and overseeing a variety of marketing and brand initiatives, ensuring proper coordination between cross-functional teams.

DOING – What you deliver:

  • Work with creative, brand experience, and marketing to set timelines, develop project plans/schedules, and negotiate deadlines
  • Manage and track project costs to ensure work is completed within budget
  • Work with the Creative Director to traffic and resource incoming creative requests, forecasting and managing workloads of the creative team and agency partners while setting and managing expectations around resource availability
  • Assign and monitor tasks within Wrike, project management software and make adjustments as needed
  • Coordinate and schedule kickoff meetings with creative team and ensure all necessary materials needed have been collected and are available. 
  • Coordinate and schedule review meetings with key stakeholders and route creative for approval 
  • Assist with quality assurance to ensure all required files have been received from external partners and are accurate
  • Assist with issues and questions as they arise and act as a liaison within and across a variety of internal departments
  • Manage external partner relationships and assist in problem-solving as it relates to third-party relationships including managing contracts with vendors ad suppliers and communicating expected deliverables. 
  • Assist with implementing, tracking, and maintaining contracts
  • Manage production of lifestyle and product photoshoots including scheduling and coordinating with the internal brand, product, and store teams, in addition to external stylists, agencies, photographers, talent, etc. 
  • Contribute to and assist with department process development and implementation .

BEING – How you show up:

  • Bring the Core Values to life in all that you do: Support One Another, Make Fun Happen, Be Yourself, Take Ownership, Serve With Love. 
  • Self-starter with ability to manage projects over multiple focus areas in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Demonstrate the ability and agility to solve problems, think critically, and make timely decisions. 
  • Results driven, proven sense of urgency, and demonstrates strong initiative towards business needs. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people/functions at many levels. 
  • Skilled in working with cross-functional teams to create results, resolution of issues and alignment across the organization. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. 
  • Possess a clear and engaging communication style rooted in a desire to understand others and cocreate solutions. 
  • Ability to provide creative solutions, problem solve and thrive in a sometimes-ambiguous environment. 
  • Flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn new software, platforms, and formats. 
  • Process-driven and interested in helping develop, test, and contribute to internal processes relevant to your role. 
  • Resourceful, investigative, and curious. 
  • Able to manage and execute complex projects in many different stages and work with ambiguity
  • Confident trouble-shooter, mediator, and creative problem-solver



  • 2+ years experience with office management (creative/marketing or advertising agency strongly preferred) 
  • Previous experience working with internal creative teams and external agencies including basic knowledge of creative projects and processes including print, digital and consumer goods/packaging applications 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Highly organized and skilled with multitasking and communication. 
  • Familiar with project management tools and workflows


  • Hold a bachelor's degree in management, business, marketing, communications, graphic design, or other relevant field 
  • Experience in retail/food & beverage/QSR industry

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