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Production Manager MARJP00006282

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Manage all components that lead to the successful production of print collateral material for corporate and property specific client/partners.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Prepare comprehensive estimates that reflect both internal and external costs for client/partners 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.

• 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 Marriott standards

• Manage inventory levels of produced material

• Negotiate and resolve quality control issues

• Approve accuracy of invoices subsequent to payment

• Create and manage annual production schedule

• Spec and quote collateral print projects

• Advise and generate print quotes

• Track and organize print projects (assign workload, and monitor progress) - understand/meet deadlines

• Create, manage, and monitor purchase orders

• Reconcile invoice to cost projections

• Review invoices for accuracy

• Managing all aspects of production with suppliers. Work with suppliers on delivery timetables and maintain a current status of assigned projects at all times.

• Enjoy working directly with the client in a fast-paced, team-based environment where innovation and new ideas are strongly encouraged.


KEY TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• 10-15 years of production management experience

• Manage multiple projects concurrently, working with cross functional teams

• Work effectively within fixed deadlines

• Clearly communicate information to all involved parties

• Willingness to learn and be continually adaptive to changing environments

• Deeply organized with a track record of juggling multiple responsibilities

• Detail oriented

• Excellent people skills

• Strong coordinating skill set

• Project management skills


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

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