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PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER

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PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER
LIFESTYLE || APPAREL
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: Full Time || Mon-Fri || 40 hrs/week
PAY: $32-$35/hr (based on experience)

OUR FORTUNE 500 APPAREL/LIFESTYLE CLIENT IS IN NEED OF A PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER TO JOIN THE TEAM!

JOB SUMMARY:
The Print Production Manager is responsible for the production and management of on-time, error-free, and properly constructed mechanicals.

Key requirements for this role include a strong sense of design to support conceptual development, expert knowledge of current design software, a working knowledge of various printing platforms and prepress techniques, along with the ability to solve problems and communicate effectively with business partners.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Excellent communication and organizational skills; diplomatic and proactive in communications with contributors/requesters; ability to multitask; a positive attitude; comfortable taking initiative and responsibility; ability to work well under continuous deadline pressure with a small and nimble team; experience and knowledge of print and digital production workflows; understands the differences and limitations of various image file formats; proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Excel on a MAC platform

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Create on-time, error-free, and properly constructed artwork and mechanicals
• Create conceptually sound extensions of approved “typical” designs for additional project components
• Support and defend the creative concept throughout the production process
• Identify and offer solutions for production / creative / manufacturing problems
• Act as liaison between design and print production to ensure successful and efficient production of all concepts
• Continually manage final files, team share drive organization, and work to improve the quality of department deliverables
• Collaborate with brand, creative, and production partners throughout the process to facilitate seamless execution and creative excellence while maintaining brand guidelines
• Assume primary ownership for projects from creative hand-off through final delivery
• Adhere to mechanical quality standards and proofing / sign-off procedures to ensure error-free deliverables
• Create mechanical mock-ups for proofing purposes as necessary
• Adhere to naming and back-up procedures to ensure proper archiving of digital assets
• Deliver final artwork to business partners and / or suppliers
• Maintain personal daily and weekly production schedule
• Actively participate in creative / production handoff meetings
• Attend business partner / supplier meetings and conference calls regarding production, timing, etc. as needed
• Participate in the review of internal and external proofs
• Manage freelance production artists as necessary

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