Temporary Executive Assistant

| Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Who We Are:
WHY Brands Inc., a parent company of Munchkin and Curio Home Goods , focuses on creating, incubating, and growing the next generation of consumer lifestyle brands. Founded in 1990, Munchkin is the leading consumer product company and most loved baby lifestyle brand behind the innovative gear and products for children, mothers, and caregivers. Munchkin has sold billions of dollars of products through our key retail partners: Target, Walmart, and Amazon and has global distribution in over 50 countries. Curio, a premium brand of curated collections of home goods, launched in 2023. WHY's vision is to establish an expanding portfolio of innovative businesses that align with its commitment to inventive product design. With over 320+ patents under our belt, we continue to create solutions that leave our customers asking, "how did I ever live without this?" Recognized as #8 on America's Most Innovative Companies list by Fortune Magazine, innovation is the core of our company DNA and has been driving our designs for 30 years!
We lead with our core values and believe that investing in the community is our responsibility. We create opportunities for every child's potential and well-being through the Radiant Colors program, work to create a sustainable future, and in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare have committed to animal conservation.
There is no better time than now to join WHY Brands as we embark on our next and biggest growth journey, and you could be the next influential leader to play a key role in driving enormous customer-centered value and rapid growth.

Temp needed for Maternity Coverage: 5 Month Coverage starting August 2024-January 2025

We would like this person to train with out current EA before Maternity leave.

This is also a potential temp to hire role to cover another executive.

What You'll Do:
The Executive Assistant and Brand Design Assistant reports to the Chief Brand Officer & Creative Director and is responsible for providing support to the Brand Design Department. This person will play a critical role on a small team in a fast-paced, high-growth organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, maintain and support Brand Design group and other internal employees in managing creative process
  • Liaise with cross-functional teams to gather and streamline information
  • Assist in coordinating creative projects such as events and photo shoots (i.e. casting, casting in-take, location selection, vendor management, etc.)
  • Responsible for maintaining Department and VP schedules
  • Assist with CBO travel arrangements both domestic and international
  • Assist with Brand Design RFP process
  • Assist with Brand Design budget process
  • Responsible for coordinating meetings and events, including preparing meeting agendas and materials, scheduling, among other tasks
  • Responsible for maintaining the department budget, including coding invoices, tracking expenses, vendor communications, and stakeholder approvals, among other tasks
  • Create and reconcile expense reports; review department expenses prior to VP approval; and process invoices for Department
  • Responsible for maintaining ongoing administrative status reports, ensuring legal reviews are completed, and other ad hoc tasks as needed
  • Filing and organizing of creative assets, project materials, and documents, among other items
  • Maintain department and vendor contact lists
  • Work closely and collaboratively with all levels of management and ensure the team is supported in a positive and efficient manner
  • Provide general support to visitors and other external inquiries
  • Other duties as required

Bring It!

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of administrative support or executive assistance experience within a dynamic, creative environment
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Experience leading, managing and motivating a team
  • Analytical skills and ability
  • Computer savvy: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

We Got You Covered!
As a Great Place to Work Certified™ company, we are committed to offering the best to our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, prescription drug coverage, life insurance, wellness benefits, generous employer-matched 401(k) plan, Paid Childcare Leave, among other benefit plans. Our total rewards are top of market and include competitive salary, bonus, and opportunities to earn equity. We focus on supporting employee development and growth.
We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make Munchkin the most loved baby lifestyle brand in the world.
Hourly: 33.00-38.00 (DOE)
This position will work in our beautiful corporate office on a hybrid schedule.
o learn more, visit us at www.munchkin.com .
Munchkin welcomes and values what makes everyone unique. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status.
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Munchkin Headquarters are based in beautiful, sunny, Southern California, in the Los Angeles surrounding area of Van Nuys!

An Insider's view of Munchkin, Inc.

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I have been happily employed at Munchkin since June 2022. During your first few weeks, they schedule one on one Meet and Greets and allow you to contribute in ‘Snack baby’ which has you walk around the Company with a Vintage baby carriage filled with delicious snacks and is a great way to get to know your fellow Munchkineers!

Kim Lapage

Project Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Munchkin, the teams are supportive and collaborative which makes for a great working environment. As a Brand Manager, I get to not only manage my categories as if they were my own business, but I also get to ideate and work on innovative products to make parent’s live easier and babies lives more fun! At Munchkin we are all collaborators.

Nazneen Motiwala

Brand Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since beginning my career at Munchkin 11 years ago, the company has continually provided me with opportunities to encourage my career growth. I began in the Order Management Department supporting the Sales Teams and transferred to a new role as Senior Costing Analyst. I am truly thankful to be supported in my career goals at Munchkin!

Anya Schultz

Senior Costing Analyst

What are Munchkin, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Munchkin, Inc. Benefits Overview

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, wellness, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, bonuses, employee stock purchase plan and much more depending on your role. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make Munchkin the most loved baby lifestyle brand in the world. We offer work-life balance benefits such as paid maternity and paternity leave and hybrid schedules! To learn more, visit us at www.munchkin.com.

Volunteer in local community
Baby2Baby, HavestHome, Alexandria House, Havenwood, HK Federation of Womens Centres (Hong Kong), Give back to Hamilton (Canada), Leeds Baby Bank (United Kingdom)
Partners with nonprofits
UN Global Compact, IFAW, Project Orca, The Seedling Project, Radiant Colors, CHLA, Operation Gratitude, St. Joseph Center, Toy Industry Foundation, Toys for Tots and Valley Food Bank
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
We hold quarterly In-person Town halls for all US employees, led by our Executive Leadership team.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Hybrid work environment, where an employee works in the office on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and remotely from home on Tuesday and Friday. We also provide annual weeklong global office closures!
Remote work program
To give our people flexibility, we offer hybrid work environment, where an employee works in the office on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and remotely from home on Tuesday and Friday.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
E3 - Employer, Embrace & Enjoy- ERG dedicated to empowering women Hispanic/Latinx - ERG dedicated to Hispanic/Latinx employees
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We proudly partner with our diversity recruitment partners to provide hiring managers a diverse pool of talent.
Diversity recruitment program
Code Talk, through St. Joseph's Foundation Grow with Google Career Certificate Program Mogul employer, diversity recruiting global online platform,
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Offering both Dependent Care and Health Care FSA plans.
Disability insurance
100% employer paid Disability Insurance for all employees!
Dental insurance
100% employer paid Dental Insurance for all employees!
Vision insurance
100% employer paid Vision Insurance for all employees!
Health insurance
Full 100% employer paid Employee HMO Plans. Plus employer contribution in other plans.
Life insurance
Munchkin provides each eligible exempt employee with a company-paid Life & AD&D insurance policy. This benefit is 100% paid by the Company.
Pet insurance
We offer comprehensive voluntary pet insurance plan options. We go beyond what is expected through our Pet Adoption Program.
Wellness programs
“It’s the healthy things” is a program to support and promote employee health and wellness. We are proud to offer a variety of health and wellness programs, including on-site gym and fitness cl
Team workouts
On-site gym and on-site fitness classes
Mental health benefits
Therapy coverage, 24-hour Tele-doc services, Counseling Services
Wellness days
All our employees are eligible for accrued, personal time off, which increases with tenure.
Financial & Retirement
Matching Contribution is dollar-for-dollar on amounts you contribute up to 4% of your eligible compensation, on a per payroll basis. You are always 100% fully vested!
401(K) matching
Matching Contribution is dollar-for-dollar on amounts you contribute up to 4% of your eligible compensation, on a per payroll basis.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Employees are eligible for annual performance bonuses, with target percentages based on roles.
Charitable contribution matching
Radiant Colors, Donors Choose
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
We host annual Bring Your Kid to Work Day and Bring your Dog to Work Day!
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Employees are eligible for accrued, paid time off which increases with tenure!
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
We offer 6 days of sick pay for our employees.
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
We provide annual weeklong global office closures giving our people a chance to recharge.
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Unlimited Coffee bar and fountain drinks; weekly Snack Baby, led by our newest hire!
Company-sponsored happy hours
We love to celebrate! We regularly host employee breakfasts, happy hours, and Summer Musical events
Onsite office parking
Generous parking including several dozen, electric car charging stations.
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Customized learning paths for employees globally which include supporting job training, certifications, and attendance at industry leading conferences to enhance employee career development.
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns offered to employees on topics such as Employee Equity Program or management coaching sessions.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast Company Brands that Matter Award

Recognized Employer of Choice!

3 National Parenting Product Award

2023 Fortune America’s Most Innovative Company award

2023 Great Place to Work Certification

CEO/Founder, Steve Dunn recognition as a Visionary in the annual C-Suite Magazine produced by the L.A. Times

Brand Innovator Recognition of our CBO

JPMA Innovation Award

Munchkin Expands Partnership with IFAW; Becomes Primary Investor of "Room to Roam" Initiative to Lease Tens of Thousands of Acres of Land In Africa to Protect Elephants

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