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Manager, Design and Production

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Manager of Design and Production needed for an exciting opportunity with a design firm.


Responsibilities 
- Hands-on management of the Design and Production areas
- Refining workflows between pre-sale design and post-sale production 
- Identifying and implementing improvements and workflow efficiencies throughout design and production process 
- Continue developing a customer focused mentality throughout the organization 
- Collaborating with Account Managers, Project Managers and clients on conceptualizing, designing and executing projects and programs 
- Supporting field sales efforts by participating and contributing to client meetings and presentations 
- Managing purchasing functions and relationships with outside vendors 
- Overseeing the maintenance and upgrade requirements for Design and Production Department hardware and software assets 
- Coordinate production with assembly facility on the execution of projects including scheduling, quality control, methods, assembly efficiency and packaging 
- Participating and contributing to company Leadership Team meetings 

Qualifications 
- At least ten years experience in the design and production of print such as packaging, point of purchase and/or direct mail. 
- Extensive knowledge of printing, prepress and the graphic arts. 
- At least five years experience managing a department/developing and nurturing talent 
- Experience and skills in working directly with clients 
- Excellent creative and problem solving skills 
- Knowledge of key design programs including: AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator 
- Experience working with project management software, Trello is a plus 
- Positive and “can do” attitude

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