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Print Premium Specialist- BRANDS

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Print Premium Specialist with Pharma/Healthcare experience needed for a 12month contract position!

Position Description and Responsibilities
• Manage the successful print and premium sourcing of advertising/marketing items and projects including, but not exclusive to: brochures, flyers, booklets, pamphlets, posters, journal inserts, newsletters, folders, journal inserts, direct mail, slide presentations, CD’s, videos/DVD’s, OOH material and training manuals.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to clearly define print specifications as it relates to brand color consistency across all print and premium substrates.
• Participate in production meetings with agency account teams and creative design staff to determine the most successful and cost-effective methods of production.
• Communicate to vendors and internal studio departments to successfully manage and produce collateral and premium materials to meet the expectations of the brands.
• Set priorities and conform to processes consistently with regard to company goals and procurement policies as set forth by GSS and department management.
• Responsible for managing all aspects of print projects, including but not limited to: initial production and architecture planning, scheduling supplier resources while managing change and facilitating communication.
• Through project management, ensure client expectations, quality standards and project specifications are maintained throughout production process to a timely, complete release.
• Through RFQ’s and bid proposals select vendors based upon cost-effectiveness as well as quality and timeliness of goods to be delivered.
• Be flexible in learning on line auction tool applications.
• Ensure compliance with all internal policies, processes, procedures and systems as well as integrity of project billing and parity with print industry standards.
• Maintain solid vendor relationships by expediting all paperwork including work orders, SO assignments and outstanding invoice issue resolution.
• Capable of negotiating in a competitive environment.
• Develop and maintain open, communicative, team-oriented relationships with
All other internal departments.
• Possess knowledge and maintain awareness of leading edge print production technology

Skills and Knowledge Desired

• Basic knowledge in all areas of print production.
• Basic knowledge of color management tools and applications. Prior experience in a G7 environment preferred.
• Basic knowledge of online ordering systems and on demand print interaction
• Ability to adapt to changing business needs with strong skills in prioritizing and multitasking.
• Ability to write clear requirements around project needs. This could include writing requirements for applications to support on-line web order systems as well as on demand projects or programs. The candidate must have experience in developing programs utilizing web storefront ordering options.
• Strong organization, analytical and negotiating skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• PC proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Word and Power Point.

Experiences Desired
• 5-8 years experience in purchasing of print or premiums preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
• Direct experience working in a production role or customer service role in the printing industry preferred

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