Print Production Manager

Chicago, IL
Posted March 05
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to

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


  • 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


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



  • 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


  • 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