Design Administrator at Melissa & Doug

Posted on: 06/04/2022

Location: Wilton, CT (ON-SITE)

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### Job description We are seeking a Design Administrator to be based in our Wilton, CT Headquarters. Our Design Administrator will support the Design team with operational and administrative support related to product and packaging development. This highly-organized individual should be a great communicator, enjoy working collaboratively, be able to multitask, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position will play an important role in the support of developing our new products. Responsibilities include: submitting text and graphic assets for review and approval, entering product updates into systems, and preparing files for external business use. The Design Administrator will work independently under tight deadlines, proactively communicate any comments to cross-functional teams and escalate issues to management when needed. Responsibilities: Submit artwork, designs, and packaging for review/approval with external companies, licensors, and/or regulatory agencies. Document status of approvals in a tracker sheet. Submit and track translation and proofreading requests. Document status of progress in a tracker sheet. Input product set-up information in licensors’ Approval Systems- SKU#, Bar code #, timing, territories, etc Route comments and/or approvals to management. Upload and download files to/from external vendors, place them in their respective locations, and notify the necessary teams. Take notes at key meetings. Document samples for product development and approval. Send and track sample shipments to licensors. Collaborate with and support cross-functional teams to develop product lines. Qualifications: Bachelor Degree strongly preferred 2-3 years of experience in Project Management Exceptional organizational skills and attention to details Solid knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office. Basic understanding of Adobe Creative Suite and Smartsheets, is a definite plus. Strong problem solving and decision making skills Excellent communication skills with ability to work with cross-functional team and influence without authority Great relationship builder with external partners Effective time manager Self-motivated with high energy and positive attitude OUR STORY Melissa and Doug began working out of a garage in 1988 making toys that ignite imagination and inspire our children. While the company has grown to include thousands of products and more than 600 employees, it still has the heart of a start-up! Today our toys are distributed in more than 100 countries, enjoyed by more than 60m families and we are the #1 parent recommended toy brand for creativity and learning. We are approaching $1BB at retail annually yet the quality of every toy, the experience of every child, and the trust of every parent remains at the center of everything we do. To learn even more about our mission, our history and our movement to Take Back Childhood, go to Melissa & Doug proudly goes beyond being an equal opportunity employer, we work hard to sustain and enhance the natural and organic inclusivity that is fostered every day, by every employee. We don’t do this because anyone tells us this is important, we do it because we genuinely want every person who comes to work here to be treated with respect and dignity and to be comfortable being their most authentic, genuine selves. We hire for character, kindness, humanity, moral fiber and experience...therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. We look forward to meeting you!