Production Manager

Less than 5 years experience  •  Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Carlsbad, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


  • Manage all aspects of production with vendors on behalf of the client, conferring with vendors concerning delivery timetables and maintaining current status of assigned projects at all times.
  • Build relationships with clients and develop communication channels to ensure smooth workflow; 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 campaigns or projects with understanding of the client’s objectives. Manage the client’s jobs on-budget, on-time and with the highest level of service and quality.
  • Enter all specifications into proprietary order management system (PPM4), prepare request for bid specifications, and send to selected vendors. Maintain accurate price quotation data in PPM4 for all projects/vendors quoted.
  • Investigate potential suppliers and recommend those most desirable based on knowledge of manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities and schedule availability.
  • Develop program strategies which are both beneficial and economical for the client. Advise on economic formats, working with internal stakeholders and agencies to derive cost efficiencies for print projects and/or campaigns.
  • Analyze job revenue, cost and profitability by job and/or project, as well as quarterly and yearly analysis and reporting.
  • Work within established operating budgets and maintain daily tracking and analysis of benchmarking information.
  • Proactively identify and present additional production solutions to continuously resell InnerWorkings to grow and generate account revenue.
  • Train, mentor and work closely with production manager(s), and coordinator(s).
  • Ability to work with little to no direct supervision while still being part of a team.
  • Consistently exceed client expectations and provide superior customer service.



  • 3-5 years of production experience, specifically with temporary and semi-permanent dimensional retail displays. Permanent display experience a plus.
  • Experience in temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent dimensional retail displays
  • Detailed track record of successful print purchasing experience in a manufacturing, client, or agency environment.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Experience working with suppliers and vendors to negotiate job costs and schedules.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office software, especially Excel.
  • Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed.
  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience.


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