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PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER

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PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER
RETAIL || IN-STORE VISUALS
LOCATION: NYC, New York
START DATE: ASAP

CONTRACT: Mon-Fri || 40 hrs/week || 1- Year (Potential to convert!)
PAY: $32-$38/hr (Based on Experience)

OUR FORTUNE 500 FASHION CLIENT IS IN NEED OF A PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER TO JOIN THE TEAM ASAP!

GENERAL SUMMARY:
This position will be responsible for producing and ensuring on-time deliveries of In-store and Windows marketing collateral for our North America Brands. This position will plan and manage project budgets and monthly forecasts with Marketing Operations and finance. The Print Production Manager will work closely with or be the manager of a dedicated Digital Production Artist to build print ready files for all print formats. The Manager of Production must have excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to negotiate price and timelines that meet In-store dates and company goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Management of Production:
• Clear and effective communications with key business partners (Vendors/Suppliers, Marketing business partners) to:
o Source, develop and manage marketing programs
o Develop strong partnerships for effective decision making and issue resolution
o Maneuver through complex business situations effectively and professionally to anticipate and overcome barriers to success
o Attend weekly cross-functional meetings as required

Effective management of programs:
• Production, scheduling and budget management of all assigned Marketing projects
• Forecast projects by obtaining estimates with various print and production suppliers utilizing corporate tools and standard triple bid process
• Ensure proper and timely delivery of marketing programs
• Maintain weekly budget status’ and track accruals / actual for forecast meetings
• Responsible for receiving the proper approvals needed for programs prior to the start of production to ensure project fits within defined budgets
• Communicate on-going budget status and options /limitations to business partners

Partnership with Creative, Studio and Print Production Teams:
• Attend press checks as needed
• Strategize on fulfillment and shipping methods
• Proactive partnerships with Creative and Studio on printing advances that allow for wider range of creative ideas and executions
• Responsible for the management and support of Studio personnel to maintain steady and efficient project workflow(s) and on-time deliveries of digital mechanicals and resources to vendors

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• BA/BS degree in print production or related field required
• At least 5-7 years pre-press and print production management experience: Web, Screen Printing, Digital Production,
• Superior decision making, troubleshooting, negotiating, influencing and interpersonal skills
• In-store print production experience including 3D props, signage and posters
• The ability to troubleshoot artwork files before they are sent to the vendor
• Ability to communicate to all levels of our company, including vendors
• Conflict Management: Approaches conflicts as opportunities; understands others quickly; can find common ground without comprising total position
• Vendor management- quality control, price negotiation and any other vendor related program issues
• People and development management experience, and the ability to work in a team environment
• Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Tools (current version CS5)


Requisition #:(5322655)

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