Rotational Associate, New Product Development
San Francisco, CA
Entry Level · Full time
Posted a year ago

Excited to design and develop beautiful new physical products? Minted’s ability to continually innovate and bring new and beautifully designed physical products to market year after year has been a cornerstone of our success and growth. Minted is looking for a Rotational Associate, New Product Development, who has a passion for innovation and quality. Designed to be an exciting and rewarding entry into the world of Product Development, the Rotational Associate role is a 1-year assignment into our New Product Development team. The ideal candidate is someone who writes and communicates extremely well, has a strong command of graphic design and Adobe CS, is very detail-oriented, thrives in a fast paced environment, and understands the need to be agile.

Based in Minted’s San Francisco office, this role reports to the Director(s) of New Product Development and assists in the creation and development of new physical products (not technology, software or websites), supporting development projects across all categories. In this role, a successful candidate must have an eye for great design, be highly detail-oriented and organized, demonstrate excellent project management and communication skills. S/he should possess a positive can-do attitude, and be proactive yet flexible. This role requires in-office work (5 days per week). Candidates must demonstrate proof of up-to-date vaccination status, including COVID-19. The person in the role will be considered for a permanent position at Minted after the rotation is completed.

You Will

  • Take notes during product development meetings and distribute written weekly updates to cross-functional teams. Keep key project documents up-to-date with timelines and status; communicate to and follow up with cross-functional stakeholders to keep projects running smoothly and to keep the entire company informed.
  • Interface with external partners to manage sampling and prototyping processes, ensuring that all instructions and requests are clear and concise.
  • Open, process and track samples to ensure timely review and feedback. Ensure that packages shipped to/from vendors and senior management have clear, concise labels and instructions.
  • Set up sample and prototype boards or displays, as requested by the Director, NPD, to facilitate senior management conversations and reviews.
  • Develop and prepare physical or digital presentations for key stakeholders in the development and launch of new products. This includes design specifications, line drawings, file production/set up, source materials, and standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare mockups and prototypes for stationery, art, and textile products, and supporting cost analysis.
  • Execute file prep and graphic design work for designs to be printed on samples.
  • Maintain and organize the New Product Development team’s library of raw materials, samples, and prototypes; clearly label all samples and vendor catalogs to reflect most up to date offering and availability.
  • Benchmark competitors to understand Minted’s competitive landscape and opportunities; gather consumer insight to support new product research and strategy.
  • Occasionally move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. This role entails physically moving displays, boxes and other visual materials.

You Are

  • An exceptional writer and proactive communicator.
  • A self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Results-driven and focused, with outstanding follow-up, organization, and time management skills.
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves to execute tasks as needed, get things done quickly and with limited resources.

You Have

  • An eye for great design and intuitive understanding of what customers want, but also what constitutes truly differentiated and high-quality products.
  • Thirst for knowledge and passion for new tools and equipment.
  • Exceptional and obsessive detail orientation and organization to ensure flawless execution.
  • Strong Google Slides, Sheets, Docs/Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, Word skills.
  • Comfort with cloud storage, file sharing and FTP programsSuperior communication skills via email and phone; experience working directly with partners and suppliers.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative SuitePrototyping skills and/or previous exposure to or understanding of print, art, textile, home decor manufacturing capabilities and substrates preferred.
  • 4 year degree - double major of English and Graphic Design preferred.

About Minted

Minted is a design platform bringing the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 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.

Minted is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employs 350+ full-time employees plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. The company has raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.

Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program. Minted's Job Applicant Privacy Policy .

Minted is a design marketplace that connects users with artists to help them create something one-of-a-kind.
Size:  251-500 employees
Funding Level:  Late-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  297.1 M
Year Founded:  2007
T. Rowe Price
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Norwest Venture Partners
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