Production Manager, Catalogs / magazines

InnerWorkings   •  

Gaithersburg, MD

Industry: Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

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5 - 7 years

Posted 397 days ago

responsibilities

  • Deliver the client's jobs on budget, on time and with the highest level of service and quality.
  • Working with the Account Director and Senior Production Managers to source, produce, and manage print campaigns.
  • Being the liaison between internal stakeholders, agencies and suppliers to ensure quality, on-time delivery within budget parameters.
  • Gather job requirements and perform procurement and project management of direct mail campaigns with understanding of marketing objectives.
  • Project quoting and procurement of print and catalogs/magazines.
  • Advise on economic formats, working with internal stakeholders and agencies to derive cost efficiencies.
  • Work within established operating budgets and maintain daily tracking and analysis of benchmarking information.
  • Build relationships with clients and develop communication channels to ensure smooth workflow.
  • Analyze job revenue, cost and profitability; communicate with client and Account Director to validatebudgets.
  • Manage job production, delivery and invoicing, and proactively present production solutions.
  • Consistently exceed client expectations and provide superior customer service.

 

requirements

  • 5+ years of catalog/magazine print production experience, within an agency, manufacturing or client environment.
  • Subject matter expert across a variety of printed materials, with a heavy focus on catalogs/magazines and/or inserts.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Experience working with suppliers to negotiate job cost and schedules.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office software, especially Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (i.e.  print management, graphic arts, communications, business administration or liberal arts)
  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience.

 

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