Print Production Manager

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Aquent is seeking a Print Production Manager for a major Fortune 500 Company seated in Washington DC.

ROLE OVERVIEW:
The Print Production Manager is responsible for providing world class direct marketing production for membership efforts. Provides support for the operational processes required to support the flawless execution of all member acquisition, engagement, and renewal programs delivered through direct mail and alternative media channels. Manages the print and lettershop procurement process needed to ensure maximum production cost savings for Membership Development.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Reviews artwork, submits to printers, secures timelines and manages the proofing and sign off process and delivery of final product. Orders printed materials and mailing services by creating specifications and schedule. Production projects include mailing packages and other printed materials. Mailing packages require the management of control packages being mailed at the same time as test packages.
* Maintain professional working relationship with mailing (lettershop) and print vendors.
* Ensures quality control standards are met for printing, personalization, lettershop, postal requirements for direct response acquisition and renewal campaigns.
* Effectively maintains production schedules for all assigned direct mail, package insert and printed material campaigns.
* Actively support other production managers and utilize AARP e-purchasing/e-planning systems.
* Assist other production managers with monitoring processes/rules to improve efficiency of production process.
* Reviews invoices and helps in production cost tracking.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:
* Expert knowledge of MS Project, Excel, MS Word and Visio.
* 6+ years of prior experience in project management is required.