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Production Manager

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AQUENT is seeking for a part-time (25 hours/week) Production Manager located in Bethesda, MD. Manage all components that lead to the successful production of print collateral material for corporate and property specific clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepare comprehensive estimates that reflect both internal and external costs for client approval.
- Advise the design team through all phases of design
- New vendor evaluation with emphasis on the use of the latest technology available as well as inclusion of companies that are women and/or minority owned.
- Vendor selection based on price, timing and quality.
- Make certain that material released to the vendor meets technical specifications.
- Create all inclusive schedules outlining the flow of work from start to finish.
- Providing recommendations for creating and producing tradeshow materials.
- Review and approve all vendor proofs prior to the production run.
- Participate in on site press inspections to ensure final product meets quality expectations.
- Thoroughly evaluate samples from the production run prior to distribution to confirm it meets all standards
- Manage inventory levels of produced material
- Negotiate and resolve quality control issues
- Approve accuracy of invoices subsequent to payment

REQUIRED:
- 10-15 years of production management experience
- Supervise multiple projects concurrently, working with cross functional teams
- Work effectively within fixed deadlines
- Clearly communicate information to all levels of management involved in the project

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
- Color correction analysis
- Retouching
- Paper (Coated / Uncoated / Finishes)
- Inks
- Offset sheet fed and web printing
- Finishing (Coatings, die-cutting, foils, UV, Bindery)
- Postal regulations, database systems, personalization and lettershop
- Packing
- Shipping (Domestically and internationally)
- Management of inventory

Please contact me at wpayne@aquent.com. Thank you.

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