Production Management Specialist

Location
Brookline
Posted
Sep 05, 2013
Closes
Oct 05, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY:
Production Management Specialist

As an integral part of the Production team, the Production Management Specialist will oversee all activities associated with print production for Direct Marketing and other marketing print collateral. The responsibilities include collaborating with internal clients, quoting, managing production schedules, and following through on projects to delivery. The Production Management Specialist maintains specific print supplier relationships and ensures that quality standards, cost controls, product compliance, and environmental standards are met.

This position is best suited for an individual with 3 to 5 years of experience and the requisite knowledge/experience to contribute to the purchase, manufacture, and cost analysis of our print business.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION:

•Oversee all activities associated with print production of direct mail projects including paper procurement and invoice sign off
•Collaborate with project managers and art directors to deliver print materials per project objectives
•Support the management of Book and Magazine print production
•Maintain Production Contract proofing software and hardware
•Assist in preparation of final print files for digital publication


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

oWorking knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Software
oExpertise in Commercial print procurement, print processes (web & sheet offset lithography, silk screen, digital, flexography)
oExcel proficiency
oAbility to travel domestically (possibly internationally)
oStrong interpersonal and contract negotiation skills
oHigh level of organization - able to manage multiple tasks/projects in a fast paced environment
oHigh standards of performance – quality, results, timeliness
oFlexibility during peak work periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

oBA (or equivalent) in a graphics related field
o3 to 5 years professional experience including:
oPaper procurement and inventory management
oOn-press color approval
oPrint production for signage, standees and/or displays and other collateral (preferred)



Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email with Production Specialist 09-13 in the subject line.

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