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Design Administrator

Position Location:

Wood Dale, IL

About OPTO:

OPTO is a designer and manufacturer of retail fixtures for the retail industry in both domestic and international markets. We believe in relentless communication, we have a passion for growth and are obsessively focused on helping our clients be successful. At our core, we are a design-driven retail fixture manufacturing company. We apply that creative thought process to our customer proposals, product development, and internal operations. The excitement, innovation, and passion from all of our team members allow us to curate the best solutions for any retail environment.

OPTO employs responsive and adaptive people who work hard and as a tight team keeping our company goals constantly in mind. Our design-led sales interface is focused on fully understanding and guiding each customer to be successful through the purchase of the correct products for their retail needs. Our in-house engineering and product development team gives us the flexibility to quickly react to customer needs and keeps our products innovative and competitive. We have industry-leading speed and reliability in execution, which in turn gives our customers the confidence to make us long-term business partners.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a motivated Design Administrator to assist our Design Team. The Designer Admin’s main responsibility is to provide technical support to the design team by updating quotes, printing drawings, sending samples to clients, and any other administrative business involved in a project. Their contribution to the design and sales process will provide potential and existing customers with the right level of service. Depending on the level of opportunity, client type, and customs requirements other team members and or related departments may support the process.

To excel in this role, you must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have excellent people skills. This position will focus on reactive and proactive duties. The ideal candidate will be career-minded, seeking an opportunity to grow professionally and assist in the overall growth of our company. Our mission is to hire individuals with a strong skill set, provide additional training, and potentially develop employees into leaders for future growth opportunities.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Pro-active and reactive support to incoming inquiries delegated by the design team manager

  • Supporting Design Team by revising quotes, printing drawings, entering orders

  • Catalog/Sample mailing

  • Coordinating showroom visits

  • Resource library upkeep

  • Other duties as assigned

Essentials Skills:
  • Interest and desire to work in the behind the scenes world of the retail industry

  • Demonstrate a willingness to continually learn about the retail industry to help OPTO grow

  • Self-motivated seeks to participate in the growth of our company

  • Technically savvy (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, PowerPoint, AutoCAD is a plus)

  • Detail Orientated; ability to multi-task and still maintain a sharp eye for detail

  • Strong Organizational Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate quickly and effectively

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Work with all departments within the organization to satisfy requests on behalf of the Design team

What We Offer:
  • A passionate, creative, and fun team who is dedicated to the growth of our company

  • Casual office environment

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • A diverse work experience (from concept to completion) where you can see projects come to life. Starting with the inception of projects in marketing and business development, to the concept and development in the design and engineering teams, all the way to completion in our factory and delivery to our customers.

To Apply:

Please send your resume to

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