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Print Production Manager

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Our client, an agency in Cambridge, is in need of a strong Print Production talent to work on trade shows, packaging, t-shirts, brochures, and ads!!

Who we are looking for:
• Our client is seeking a seasoned Print Production Manager who will be responsible for planning and execution of all print projects; schedules, managing vendor relationships, art buying, specs and budgeting etc.

Desired Skills & Experience

Responsibilities:
• Ensure high quality, cost effective and timely production.
• Key driver for planning, production and execution of production schedules for all print projects; proactively hold the vendors and teams to critical dates to ensure production schedule is met.
• Strong negotiations skills in order to obtain the best prices for the agency and Clients. Obtain detailed estimates from a variety of vendors; ideally, three per project.
• Collaborate with creative team regarding project specifications (e.g. colors, dimensions, etc.)
• Art buying for both print and digital projects.
• Manage retouching with vendors for both print and digital projects.
• Process and track printer proofs with vendors.
• Create spec sheets.

Base Requirements
• Bachelor's degree required and 5+ years experience in print production in an agency environment
• Knowledge of the print production process of 4 color/publications
• Strong analytics and computer skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
• Experience coordinating and producing graphics and furniture for trade shows and custom packaging pieces

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