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Print Production Manager

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Position Title: Print Production Manager
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: 3/19/18

**Our Fortune 500 fashion client is looking for a Print Production Manager for a year long contract in New York City**

Take ad own responsibility for ensuring on-time delivery of In-store, Windows and Direct Mail marketing collateral for North America. This position will plan and manage project budgets and forecasts with finance. The production manager must have excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to negotiate production specifications, price and timelines that meet In-store dates and company goals.

Management of Production
- Clear and effective communications with key BP’s (Vendors/Suppliers, Marketing BP’s)
- Develop, source, and manage marketing program deliverables
- Develop strong partnerships for effective decision making and issue resolution
- Maneuver through complex business situations effectively and professionally to anticipate and overcome barriers to success
- 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
- Responsible for receiving the proper approvals prior to the start of production to ensure project fits within defined parameters
- 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 production, fulfillment and shipping methods
- Proactive partnerships with Creative and Studio on printing advances that allow for wider range of creative ideas and executions

1) Knowledge, skills & abilities:
- Superior decision making, troubleshooting, negotiating, and interpersonal skills
- Window, In-store, and Direct Mail print production experience including 3D props, signage and posters
- Ability to communicate to all levels of the company including vendors
- Conflict Management: Approaches conflicts as opportunities; understands others quickly; can find common ground without compromising total position
- Vendor management- quality control, price negotiation and any other vendor related program issues
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Tools (current version CS5)
- Strong computer knowledge, specifically in MS Office Excel and web-based project management tools

2) Minimum educational level/Experience:
- BA/BS degree in print production or related field
- At least 5-7 years pre-press and print production management experience:
- Sheet fed
- Web
- Screen Printing
- Digital Production
- 5+ years experience in managing vendor relationships.

3) Physical Requirements:
- Ability to travel domestically


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