newPrint Production Manager

Date Posted: 7 days ago
Salary:
Gateshead NE11 0JH

Job Description

The Print Prodcution Manager evaluates and provides on-site press approval for all levels of printed work. Provides color management processes and guidance as it relates to color targets, color measurement, and color reporting as per client’s/printer technical specifications. With limited direction from the client project team and/or Management, attends press runs for various client accounts and may train internal and external personnel on Print Services Technology as needed. May coordinate or prioritize the work of other employees performing similar duties.


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  • Attends client meetings (press runs, pre-production) as needed to identify any potential production issues and make recommendations to resolve issues.
  • Promotes client print quality program across vendor base.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all Production client deliverables.
  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high-quality Print work, working closely with Production teams, and effectively using industry standard software, tools, and Print techniques.
  • Performs assigned tasks within the overall Production Print Services workflow and assigned budget, according to work order specifications, Industry and Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), the Company’s high-quality standards, and the client’s Brand guidelines and standards.
  • Attends and manages Press Characterizations with printers and provides timely feedback and reports to printers and clients as required.
  • Conducts print runs and print output audits as required following company-wide auditing criteria and policy.
  • Works closely with Production/Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) to review, recommend, test, set up, implement, and maintain hardware and software for Print Services.
  • Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business; listens and values the opinions of others.
  • Supports the team by pitching in at any level and effectively working across the organization to meet the needs of the business.
  • May coordinate activities of lower level Print Services employee(s). Mentors and helps to train and develop team.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Arts, Interior Design or related field
  • Experience in Pre-Press, Graphic Arts, or related print manufacturing field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Very good understanding o f effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends.
  • Proficient to expert in Pre-press and Print techniques and process (e.g., Flexo, Litho, Gravure, Color separation, rotation, trapping, bleeding, stepping, file resolution, etc.)
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value. SGK is a Matthews International company.

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    02db1868f529b0c4
  • Location
    Gateshead NE11 0JH
  • Company
  • Type
    Private
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Positions
    Available
  • Career Level
    Experience
  • Gender
    Male/Female

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