Print Producer

You are a whip-smart producer who keeps your eye on the big picture while diving deep into the minutiae of a project. You are a collaborator, an innovator and a problem-solver. Your teams rely on you day after day and you rarely let them down.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the planning, execution and management of print tactics for assigned clients and projects. Includes retail tactics, collateral, direct mail, catalogs, large format graphics.

  • Collaborate with Account and Project Managers and Creative teams to define timelines, specifications and production parameters on specific projects.
  • Be a resource to the team during the creative process, providing technical support and guidance for specific executions.
  • Attend internal creative reviews, as needed, to gain understanding of project parameters and budgets.
  • Review concepts prior to client presentation to identify any production or timeline issues.
  • Review final approved layouts prior to execution.
  • Attend pre-production meetings, provide accurate print specs and ensure final files are accurate.
  • Create, update and manage print schedules with buy-in from internal team.
  • Prepare and maintain ballparks and final estimates on all print projects.
  • Manage the print production process to ensure projects come in on time, on budget, while maintaining high quality standards. Exceed client expectations.
  • Review all printers’ proofs with an eye for detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Maintain a high level of efficiency – find ways to improve process and share solutions.
  • Negotiate with internal departments to prioritize work to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Engage in contingency planning during all phases of a project. Anticipate bottlenecks and provide solutions.

Financial Job Functions

  • Create ballpark and final estimates based on project parameters.
  • Solicit competitive quotes and select vendor most compatible with project.
  • Review and reconcile invoices.
  • Keep project managers updated with changes to costs and budgets as projects progress.
  • Partner with Project Management to maintain files for quotes, reference materials, outside purchases and printed samples.
  • Partner with our production team to maintain vendor database and capabilities.
  • Strong negotiation and math skills.
  • Organizational and Administrative Skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, complex projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility / ownership.
  • Anticipate problems and provide sound solutions. Attention to details, questioning needs and identifying opportunities.
  • Enforce deadlines with an overall strong sense of urgency.

Required Skills and Work Habits

  • Strong knowledge of graphic design, the creative process, color separations, color proofing and printing.
  • General knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Perform well under pressure.
  • Strong initiative, minimal supervision needed.
  • Self-motivated, and willing to push past comfort zone.
  • Works well with others. Consults / involves others as needed.
  • Manage time and workload efficiently.
  • Strong commitment to the job.
  • Creative problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Desire to learn, be continually challenged and grow.
  • Goal and results oriented.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • Can think holistically and see the big picture.

Work Experience

  • Five years of solid print production, including large format, direct mail, collateral, catalog production and dimensional installations.

Educational Requirements

  • B.A., or equivalent education and/or work experience, with emphasis on graphic communications, design, advertising or print production management.

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