Senior Production Manager

Oct 01, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
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Full Time
Amazon Publishing is looking for a results-oriented Sr. Production Manager to lead a team of Production Managers and oversee the creation of high-quality physical and e-bookst.
This position works closely with editorial, marketing, publicity and operations as well as with external vendors to ensure our books reach market on schedule and at the highest quality levels. Additional responsibilities include:
  • Team leadership and mentoring.
  • Overseeing and tracking day-to-day production workflows, ensuring processes are documented, efficient, streamlined, and that books are produced at the highest quality.
  • Establishing priorities, identifying and communicating risks and mitigation plans in collaboration with stakeholders; developing and maintaining program milestones and completion dates.
  • Scheduling, trafficking, supervising and reporting on all phases of book production from content receipt to onsite availability.
  • Building and maintaining vendor relationships, including experience in drafting, negotiating and executing contracts.
  • Defining, diving and championing new technologies, collaborations, and improved processes to define, leverage and implement world-class content production and delivery practices including leading continuous improvements in cost reduction, production time and pipeline capacity.
  • Experience using operational metrics to drive process improvement
  • Familiarity with complex technology, file formats (including ePub), data transmission and storage and XML/ONIX.


  • BA/BS required
  • 7+ years’ experience in publishing/printing operations with a focus on process development
  • 5+ years of experience building and leading effective teams in multiple locations
  • Experience managing multiple large volume, highly visible projects simultaneously, under very tight deadlines
  • Fluent in German
  • Process improvement experience such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and/or Operational Excellence.