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Print Project Manager

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Our agency client is looking for TWO Retail Print Project Managers.

The five most important attributes our client is looking for: Knowledge of Retail Installation, Design Production, Enthusiasm, Engaged, People/Communication Skills, Excel experience. Experience with Nike a BIG plus.

Graphic Design and Project Management Agency looking for a Project Management team member that has print/retail experience.

General Job Description and Essential Functions:

Experience, and clear understanding, of print production methods:

  • Large format print production and materials.
  • Small format digital print production and materials.
  • Offset print production methods and materials.
  • 3D (fixtures, in-store POP)

  • Manage production of large and small-scale print and event related projects:
  • Provide project management and design estimates in the beginning of a project based on scope of work. Monitor budget and profitability throughout the course of the project, including all contractor and supplier fees and costs.
  • Provide initial budget to client and internal team and budget updates as needed. Provide final accounting and margin goals to the supervisor prior to billing the job.
  • Bid, and procure, products and services needed for execution of project, which could include installation of production elements.
  • Manage expectations proactively. Provide full disclosure of project status, budgets, and actions to the internal team and client base as needed.

  • Act as Supplier Liaison:
  • Experience in identifying/selecting suppliers with appropriate capabilities for projects.
  • Act as advocate for the internal team and client, balancing expectations with budget and deliverable date.
  • Provide clear and concise written specifications, timelines, and expectations to suppliers.
  • Ensure quality control is achieved on all projects.
  • Always be on the “look-out” for new vendor partners and material/fabrication methods.
  • Issue PO’s and contracts as appropriate.

  • Communications Skills:
  • Presentation skills are a must. Being able to present budgets, timelines, and project concepts to multiple-stakeholders in an engaging manner is critical to this position.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with many tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate solutions or resolutions to a client or vendor thus making difficult situations suitable to everyone involved. Must be able to communicate clearly, positively, and objectively with the internal team, clients and vendors.
  • This position entails writing estimate requests, purchase orders, print pricing quotes, budgets to clients, recaps and emails in a professional, clear, and concise fashion that furthers the company’s good standing with clients and vendor partners.
  • Communicate project schedules and potential obstacles to both internal team member’s clients and vendor partners.
  • Act as the liaison between clients, team members, and vendor partners by creating, and communicating, project scope, schedules, and budgets. Proactively strategize, and communicate, possible obstacles that may compromise the agreed upon timeline and budget.
  • Ability to participate in weekly internal meetings by sharing key learning’s from various projects.

  • Reports To: Senior Project Manager or Account Director

    Computer Operations:
  • Outlook, Word, Excel – Should be able to understand, and maneuver within, an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Basic adobe functions: Open, and understand, PDF’s and JPG’s.
  • Chrome, Firefox, Safari.
  • Calculator: Basic addition, subtraction and margin calculations.

  • Miscellaneous:
  • There is occasional evening and weekend work depending on client and project needs and expectations. This weekend work may occur without prior notice.
  • Dogs are a part of the culture at this agency; there are dogs on the premises daily.

  • If interested, submit your resume now!

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