If you are a quality control expert that is comfortable operating print machinery and managing a small team - your dream job awaits. Our print-centric design firm is in search of a Production Manager to schedule and oversee all printer related pieces and deadlines.
Direct, oversee and manage day-to-day activities of the Production department – coordinate
hiring, separation, development, onboarding and oversee training as applicable
Identify opportunities for departmental improvements, including being proactive about new
technologies and other ways to improve quality and efficiency
Leads team huddles on a weekly basis to continually develop the department
Maintain and update departmental documentation (manuals, checklists, etc.) and ensure
compliance with policies
Establish and maintain a plan for employee recognition, reward, and retention
Collaborate with COO on salaries and compensation within the department
Meet with direct reports on a quarterly basis
Schedule and lead department meetings
Meet with COO to review department successes and challenges
Meet weekly with Senior Creative Director and Project Manager Department Leader to discuss
successes and challenges within and between departments, and refine process improvements.
Printing and Production Stage
Receives and reviews the final client proof from Design Department (once mechanical has been
released). For complex jobs, reviews final proof with designer and talks through Production
Handles communication with printers regarding printer deadlines and quality expectations.
Oversees and coordinates print materials traveling to and from print vendors
Foster and maintain positive vendor relationships, sourcing and fostering new print vendors, as
Oversees inventory of in-house stocked items.
Work with COO to strategize cost efficiencies in printing.
Oversees quality control in conjunction with the Design Department.
Oversees Print Mechanical Artist and Machine Calligrapher’s Traffic Board for priorities
2+ years in a Managerial Role
The key candidate is a problem solver that exudes leadership qualities. You must be able to think on your feet and react quickly and cooly.