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Production Manager/ Coordinator

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Our client has asked us to identify qualified individuals for a potential upcoming role. This position would be responsible for working closely with in-house marketing and creative staffs to ensure that various types of internal and external marketing communications are produced and distributed in a timely manner.

As a member of the creative team, the Production Manager works consultatively to identify the customer’s printing needs and manage expectations for estimated turnaround time and costs. The Production Manager brings core competencies in tactical marketing communications and in building and maintaining strong relationships with outside vendors. In this role, all incoming requests must be kept within the larger context of what is most appropriate for the intended audience(s) as well as determine how any new requests might be addressed with existing solutions to ensure cost-effectiveness. The impact of this position is to ensure effective and efficient delivery of consistent and respectful communication to the various audiences and to keep with overall brand standards, so that all efforts help improve the company’s ability to stand out in the marketplace.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Manage all assigned projects in conjunction with the Account and Project Managers from beginning to end through established workflow processes
• Develop project estimates and timelines for all projects
• Primary point of contact for vendor and creative team on all assigned projects
• Seek consultation, when needed, with internal and external partners/vendors to inform the project team with information needed to make decisions on project direction
• Track and report estimated vs. actual costs
• Track schedules to ensure on-time delivery
• Utilize schedule management to foster collaboration between creative teams, Account and Project Managers and vendors as projects require
• Keep project status reporting tool updated in real time
• Coordinate with external production vendors to ensure the end creative product will meet production specifications
• Hands-on production skills, proofing, file management, one to eight-color printing, and ability to make edits.

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