Print Project Manager

West Chicago, IL
Posted October 09
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to nina@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept. inc. is in search of a Print Project Manager to work for an award-winning agency in West Chicago. If you have 5+ years of project or traffic management experience with a focus on print and direct mail, we want to hear from you!

You’ll be responsible for large-scale print and direct mail projects from beginning to end, supporting a major automotive client. You’ll coordinate meetings and measure progress, bringing projects to completion on time and within budget.

What you’ll do:

  • Execute print projects for assigned clients
  • Liaison between internal lettershop and internal and external client teams
  • Provide accurate proofs and billing to clients
  • Use work flow management software to provide information to print production floor
  • Assign team members to specific tasks
  • Work with Data Center Managers on issues pertaining to their specific accounts
  • Attends daily production meetings and works with Production Manager on status of projects
  • Attends pre-production and project kick-off meetings

Must have’s:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced knowledge of Waterfall and Agile PM methodology
  • 5+ years of experience within data processing, laser print, lettershop and direct mail/postal regulations
  • 4+ years of experience in utilizing project management principles, such as organization, documentation, and delegation
  • Must have experience managing the successful completion and delivery of print and/or direct mail projects that are on schedule, error-free, and receive high satisfaction results
  • Successful experience in prioritizing work and shifting priorities to meet aggressive deadlines and milestones in a demanding, fast-paced environment is required
  • Must be capable of identifying and resolving issues, negotiating and managing conflicts, as well as, limiting external print customer concerns that may cause uncertainty
  • Print and/or direct mail experience within the automotive industry is a big plus!
  • PMP certification is a plus!
  • Able to prioritize work and shift priorities as needed to meet aggressive deadlines and milestones
  • Able to mentor other PMs

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