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Sr. Print Production Manager

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Our client is looking for a Sr Print Production Manager. This is an onsite 12 months contract with benefits.

The ideal talent will be responsible for but not limited to:

Use our project management system to manage assigned projects and collaborate with other agency partners in tracking and reviewing the work.
Work with outside vendors to engineer the project and advise the design/production department of specifics regarding file construction and delivery.
Advise internal client of budgetary options as they relate to design deliverables.
Manage the project specifications for various deliverables and align schedules internally and externally to insure delivery milestones are met.
Develop and track all print production timelines for internal client’s needs and coordinating various deliverables with outside print vendors.
Be the ultimate owner of production QA, managing elements around file construction, image quality, resolution, color, fonts, paper stock, design construction, mailing and fulfillment.
Understanding current vendors, capabilities and easily assess specific vendor pools to direct competitive bid analysis.
Work with vendors to develop templated systems to generate content on demand that can be personalized.
Be the expert in Direct Mail practices and constraints. Understand the connection between data files and variable content rendered with the xml transfer.


Must have:
1. Experience working on Projects with Print Vendors either on the client or vendor side.
2. A great eye for color. Ability to give directives to pressmen in order to achieve optimal results.
3. Expertise in writing Print Specifications that translate file information into production instructions.
4. Understanding of purchasing specifics, figuring unit costs and calculating change requests.
5. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft or other purchasing instruments.
6. Understanding of Direct Mail best practices and Postal Regulations.
7. Experience working with creative staff and studio production teams.
8. Ability to estimate production times based upon specifications and quantities needed.
9. Ability to understand file construction, and utilize Adobe PDF preview.
10. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
12. Effective project management skills.
13. Strong understanding of variable content and how it translates in to production

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