Careers

We are looking for bright, passionate, high-performing thinkers, creators and problem-solvers.
Joining our team offers a rare opportunity to help build an innovative international small business.
Think you might be a good fit? Send us a note at hr@otabo.com and tell us about yourself.

USA

DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION LIAISON

Minneapolis, MN Full Time

The role of a Development and Production Liaison is one of the most challenging in our business. This person will work collaboratively with client brands, lead members of our manufacturing team in China, and supporting factories in the US and Europe to develop collections and provide design and performance oversight for in-process production runs. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated team player who strives for operational excellence.

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TRADE ASSOCIATE

Minneapolis, MN Full Time

Our Trade Associates play a key supporting role in evaluating new collections for manufacturing viability and brands for long term potential. Working both client-side and factory-side, you will collaborate with Development and Production Account Managers and Logistics Specialists to help assess, cost and launch a wide range of both fashion and performance footwear, along with supporting apparel and accessories collections. You will also provide our team with support for in-process manufacturing projects. Our ideal candidate is an extremely detail-oriented, analytical, problem solver and strong team player.

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TRADE ASSOCIATE, CONTENT and ANALYTICS

Minneapolis, MN Full Time

This a unique and specialized project management role that requires strong participation in evaluating new brands and collections, with the goal of supporting client acquisition and using your experiences with lead interactions to develop marketing content and consulting products and services. Projects associated with this role include client lead and product assessments; web development and analytics; blog and social media content management; education and consulting process and materials creation. Our ideal candidate is both creative and analytical, and has a keen understanding of data-driven decision making. Strong project management skills and a desire for continued learning are crucial to success in this role.

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TRADE ACCOUNTANT

Minneapolis, MN Full Time

Financial planning and oversight for operations spanning across an international network of client brands and factories is a daily undertaking for our business. The role of a Trade Accountant includes general bookkeeping for development and production projects; but also involves financial planning, auditing and oversight to ensure that our Manufacturing Team is making good decisions and that our factory schedules are on track. Our ideal candidate has reliable bookkeeping experience, and demonstrates a keen interest in project management and learning about international small business operations.

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STAFF ASSISTANT

Minneapolis, MN Full Time

This position has been filled.

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SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT MANAGER

Minneapolis, MN Freelance Contract

This position has been filled.

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COPYWRITER

Minneapolis, MN Freelance Contract

Attempting to develop and manufacture collections across international factory networks is no small feat for any brand, much less a startup or small business. As a small business our self, we aim to support designers and companies by providing insider info on footwear manufacturing and the challenges to prepare for. We are looking for a talented copywriter who is able to blend creative writing with effective content to further develop our blog as a go-to resource. Our ideal candidate is curious and engaged, able to meet deadlines, and will accurately represent our voice and brand.

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CHINA

DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Guangzhou, GuangdongFull Time

Joining our core manufacturing team is a unique and challenging opportunity. As a Development and Production Associate, you will train under our Senior Trade Director and work directly with Account Managers, QC Lab Technicians, Factory Management, Logistics Specialists and material vendors to develop and produce a range of client collections. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, analytical problem solver and team player. You must have a strong desire to learn new things and be excited to take on demanding work.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES



Internship Opportunities

Positions for internships will be posted throughout the year. Due to the number of inquiries we receive, candidates will not receive a response without complete application materials listed in each job description. Minimum internship requirement is 3 months. Preference is given to applicants receiving school credit.



Hiring Scams

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In order to be considered for a job at Otabo, you must be in communication with an employee owning an otabo.com email address and have been interviewed in person. If you receive emails regarding job opportunities from someone who is not an Otabo employee or from an email address without an otabo.com domain, if you interviewed over the phone or chat, or have been offered a job without interviewing at an Otabo location, it is a scam.

Hiring scams should be reported to The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Return Policy : Education Course

The Education Course is non-refundable. You will retain access to the course for 6 months from date of purchase.

 

Return Policy : Individual Chapters

Education Course chapters are non-refundable. You will retain access to each chapter for 6 months from date of purchase.

 

Return Policy : Tools, Templates, and Guides

Tools, Templates & Guides are non-refundable. You will retain access to these materials for 1 year from date of purchase.

Return Policy: Consulting

Consulting hours are non-refundable. Session must be conducted within 1 year of purchase. Rescheduling requires 2 business days of notice.

 

Return Policy : Documentation

Documentation is non-refundable and must be applied to a consulting session conducted within 1 year of purchase.