Administrative Assistant

Operations · Minneapolis, Minnesota
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Otabo provides strategic development, manufacturing, and quality assurance services for footwear, apparel, bags, accessories, and athletic equipment brands and start-ups. Family owned and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, we have a leading development and manufacturing facility in the heart of the industry hub, Guangzhou, China in addition to an international supply chain network. We help companies solve their hardest technical challenges, scale production, expand product lines and colorways, build a brand-loyal customer base, and act quickly on new ideas.


As our global team continues to grow rapidly, we are in search of an Administrative Assistant with previous experience completing tasks and projects with competing priorities for multiple stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate is meticulously organized enhanced by his/her/their proactive, analytical mindset and appreciation for positive team collaboration. If you are excited about working in a dynamic atmosphere where you can make a difference in our company and global communities, we want to speak with you.



  • Support administrative activities associated with business registrations, insurance, and IT including making phone calls, creating summaries, scheduling reviews, and updating project trackers, etc.
  • Perform calendar coordination; document meeting minutes and action items
  • File documents across multiple departments per specified naming conventions
  • Field phone calls with select US vendors 
  • Support office supply inventory, storage, and overall workspace management
  • Prepare and organize invoices, receipts, spreadsheets and other reports as needed
  • Label and package samples; create shipping labels, drop offs, and manage returns


What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of administrative experience within a fast-paced, growing business
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in Apple products, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, and G-Suite; willingness to learn additional platforms and software
  • Demonstrated, strong interpersonal and communication skills in the English language; business proficiency in French, Mandarin, Cantonese and/or Vietnamese is a huge plus
  • Local to Minneapolis, MN or willing to relocate
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work evenings as needed


What we offer:

  • The rare opportunity to help support/build an innovative + international small business
  • Competitive compensation including 401(k) match, 100% vested immediately
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, volunteer days, and 11+ holidays
  • Charitable donation matching/doubling for causes that promote social good + racial justice
  • Continued opportunities for growth & development in a connected team environment
  • Product samples: we wear test the product we manufacture


Otabo is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome diversity and encourage veterans to apply.

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