Production / Graphic Design Manager

Rockville, MD
Job Terms:
Talent Bridge/Temp-to-Perm
$35 hr
Start date:
posted by:
Debra Powell

Job Description:

This is an on-site temp to hire role. 6-12 temp then possible conversion to permanent.


Directs the production and translations of a wide variety of collateral materials and premiums that support sales, marketing, product promotion, membership acquisition and retention, intra-company communication, health education, community relations, and other processes essential to the organization.

Defines specifications, procures vendor bids, recommends production methods to achieve best results at lowest cost, manages relationships with many various vendors, expedites and manages crisis projects.

Manages meeting Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) requirements within the Marketing Communications Department, working with staff in the Supplier Diversity, Sales and Account Management, and Marketing Communications departments, among others, to help comply with the region's commitments.


Bachelor's Degree in graphic design, design communications, marketing or related field OR four (4) years of directly related experience required. 
High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. 

Ten years of experience as a full-time production manager in a fast-paced team environment using current electronic/internet/software technologies to produce a wide range of print and non-print materials required. 
Five years experience working with and purchasing from various vendors associated with the production of materials required. 
Five years experience managing production processes. 

Additional Requirements: 
Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and electronic communication skills required. 
Demonstrated problem-solving and program-management skills required. 
Experience in both the PC and Macintosh platform required. 
Strong computing skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required. 
Familiarity in Adobe Creative suite products, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign required. 
Excellent organizational and management skills required. 
Ability to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment required. 
Familiarity with health care, organizational communications, media relations, advertising, marketing communications, and related spheres of professional communication experience required. 
Demonstrated understanding of Web and print design and production. 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under deadline pressure. 
Demonstrated strong project and time management skills. Must track multiple deadlines and fiscal elements of assigned projects. 
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a marketing department on a team with other professional communicators. 

Hands-on experience managing the design process is preferred. 
Polished presentation skills required, along with the ability to persuade and create consensus preferred. 
Certified Project Management or Six Sigma certification preferred. 


Client Description:

Taking a position with our client gets you in with a leader in its field.

Our client is a five-star medical provider who, as an innovator, was the first in their industry to offer electronic health records. They’re constantly on the forefront of innovation in the healthcare field, both for their technical advances as well as for their community involvement. Volunteerism and community service are critical components of their approach to improving the general health in all of their neighborhoods.

Our client practices what they preach, and has a strong commitment to work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle. On many of their campuses you can find fitness centers, walking paths, as well as volleyball and basketball courts. Stay healthy while developing your career path!

Aquent places talented writers, digital designers and user experience candidates, as well as editorial candidates with this market leader every day in one of a number of locations throughout California We’ve had the benefit of twenty years of experience placing talent at this company and there is an extensive network of talent here, not only actively working for Aquent, but also now senior members of the organization who have been converted to permanent employees over the years.