Production Manager

You love print, the printing process and seeing projects come to life. You have own personal sample stash. You’re collaborative, yet an expert at working independently. You can talk to clients and vendors with the greatest of ease. You’re a print management and fulfillment pro. You know how to execute print deliverables, flawlessly.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Account and Creative teams to identify project deliverables, unique element concepts and final element lists with specs for client sourcing
  • Work with client, internal teams, and partner agencies to determine element lists with specs for estimating
  • Estimate all project hard costs
  • Maintain contact and communication with client’s sourcing agencies
  • Facilitate internal and external print estimation meetings, white sample reviews and print sample reviews
  • Monitor project deliverables and communicate element and spec changes to client and sourcing agencies
  • Assist Project Manager in determining job cycle, schedules
  • Assist Creative Resources Manager with team assignments
  • Review creative files, ensuring all art files meet print specifications
  • Maintain detailed project documentation
  • Direct requests for color proofs and leads QC routing of color proofs
  • Source production resources, samples and swatches as needed
  • Look for ways to continuously improve production solutions, materials and processes
  • Exercise independent judgement to determine what needs to be done, when, and how
  • Develop and communicate the print production executional plan to the team in clear, concise and timely manner
  • Participate in project kickoffs, internal reviews, hot sheet meetings and brainstorms—prepared to contribute with any necessary documents and samples
  • Listen and apply constructive criticism to work
  • Mentor Production Coordinators

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-7 years of print production experience, including experience with POS materials, printing processes, and an understanding of Graphic Arts
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of current production techniques and technologies
  • Execution expert with ability multi-task and flawlessly execute various projects across accounts
  • Experience presenting to clients
  • Attacks work with energy and drive, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Highly motivated and high level of initiative; inspires confidence to work independently
  • Persevere through pursuing work with energy and drive, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Flexibility to work extra hours with little or no advance notification
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