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Manager, Operations, Art

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Minted

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

This person is responsible for the on-time execution of product launches for Art and non-stationery New Product Development (NPD) initiatives, including the creation and maintenance of standard & training documentation. This is a highly cross-functional role that requires constant coordination across many parts of the organization including Artist Relations, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, Product Management/Engineering and clear communication of deadlines and deliverables at each stage of the process.
 
Minted launches thousands of designs to our site, minted.com, every year, and we add new designs to the site every day. This person will play a critical role in ensuring our process to launch new designs operates efficiently and effectively.  The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, is detail-oriented and data-driven, enjoys process and operations oriented work and is an excellent and proactive communicator. This role reports to the Director of Merchandise Operations but interacts with all major functions within Minted.

You will:

    • Oversee product launch pipeline from end to end for the Art department from initial concept to on-site launch. Special project to also include non-stationery initiatives including but not limited to Home Décor and Apparel.
    • Partner with product development and engineering on site and product feature launches.
    • Publish weekly progress updates, priorities and blockers.
    • Create and manage assortment launch roadmaps.
    • Train and manage a team of 2 Merchandise Designers.
    • Create up-to-date training documentation for all launch processes.

You are:

    • Excellent with activity coordination and have great skills managing complex cross-functional work processes and activities with many stakeholders.
    • A self-starter with an ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects. Able to multitask and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly.
    • Extremely detailed- and process-oriented and deadline driven.
    • Comfortable with uncertainty and with building processes and reports from scratch where none exist today.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and project manage through changing deadlines.

You have:

    • 2-3 years in Product development pipelines and processes or production management processes in a retail or similar type environment preferred.
    • 3-5 years Project management experience with emphasis in scheduling multiple projects, managing timelines, deadlines and budgets.
    • Experience managing and developing a team of 3+ employees.
    • Demonstrated interest in photography, art, design.
    • A background in retail is a plus.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication.
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
About Minted
 
Minted is a design platform whose mission it is to bring the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 40 million homes worldwide.
 
Minted uses technology to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.

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