Print Production Manager

Chicago, IL
Posted March 05
Full-time
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to leahbye@thesmartdept.com.

Responsible for the purchasing and production of print advertising materials, direct mail and collateral projects. Primary liaison with outside vendors. Coordinates the flow of work from concept to completion. A solid knowledge of copyright laws and an ability to negotiate rights to use with artists is also essential. Looking for someone with 2-5 years of big agency experience, looking to make the next step in their career. This would be a contract-to-hire role.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Estimate projects with outside vendors and manage vendor relationships
  • Manage successful interaction with a variety of work from the various

accounts

  • Purchase printing and advertising materials on an on-going basis
  • Attend press checks as required
  • Attend, creative briefings, weekly internal status meetings
  • Attend financial status meetings; be accountable for the production costs on

each project

  • Ensure all projects are being handled in a timely, efficient and cost-effective

manner

  • Reconcile billing for all jobs
  • Handle multiple priorities in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Prepares estimates and timelines.
  • May include other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • BA in Graphic Arts, Communications or related field preferred
  • Experience as a Production Manager within a print production department in

an advertising setting or other related experience

  • Experience and knowledge of Process Color Reproduction is necessary
  • An understanding of the various printing processes: web, sheet fed and

screenprint.

  • Ability to travel for press checks and photo shoots.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; strong ability to

prioritize tasks.

  • Ability to represent Production as a skilled, senior level subject matter

expert; experience in presenting an informed point-of-view and technical

expertise to a project team.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment, while keeping a good sense

of humor.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to leahbye@thesmartdept.com.