• Print Production Manager

    Posted Date 11 months ago(06/12/2017 18:57)
    Job ID
    2017-1488
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Location(s)
    US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Category
    Print
  • Overview

    Who We Are:

     

    Hogarth is a global marketing implementation agency that produces, creates, and adapts advertising for brands across all media (video, print, and digital), delivering multilevel national and international campaigns.

     

    We are a culturally diverse organization with around 2,000 employees globally and are made up of over 50 nationalities who speak more than 100 languages.At the same time, we share a common set of values about how we behave, why we do what we do, and how we work with one another and our clients.

     

    Our Hogarth Values:

     

    Heart and soul: We love what we do. We bring energy and enthusiasm to all our work. We push boundaries, we are never satisfied, and we always want to find a better way.

     

    Hands-on: We don’t wait for things to happen, we get on with it. We are pragmatic and don’t have an ego. We do what it takes to get the job done to the highest standards.

     

    Honest: We are straightforward, constructive, and speak openly and clearly. We operate with integrity and live up to our promises.

     

    Happy family: We enjoy working together. We look out for our colleagues. We are supportive and collaborative across all our teams. Even when things get tough, we don’t lose perspective or our sense of humor.

     

    Responsibilities

    Hogarth Worldwide is seeking a Print Production Manager to work onsite at one of the world's leading tech companies for a 6 month contract with possibility of extension or hire. The Print Production Manager role provides strong project/production management skills (extensive prepress, detailed assembly and press checks) to maintain schedules and budgets for campaign imagery and printed materials. The range of work focuses on (but is not limited to) large format merchandising backlit and non-backlit graphics produced and showcased both domestically and internationally in our client's retail stores.

     

    You must be a strong communicator/project manager who is proactive, highly organized, excellent at multi-tasking, comfortable under pressure, and able to work effectively as a team member.  The position supports an existing project team, so teamwork and ability to take explicit direction is important in this role. This role also works cross-functionally with other teams and is responsible for facilitating effective routing and reviewing projects through the department per established workflow and processes. Building strong, professional working relationships with other functions is key to success in this role.

     

    • Scheduling, maintaining deadlines, and communicating any issues that would prevent delivering on schedule.
    • Ensuring that project costs are properly estimated, that a budget is maintained, and communicating any obstacles that would require additional funding. Working closely with PPMs to ensure proper reconciliation of all spending/invoices.
    • Managing Creative Team's retouching comments and art direction with prepress suppliers to ensure accurate interpretation and follow-through.
    • Comfortable working with complex worksheets and distros containing critical production details. (MS Excel and Numbers competency needed).
    • Establishing strong working relationships with key suppliers and ensuring best visual quality as defined by client's 2D visual standards.
    • During peak launch/refresh periods evening and weekend work may be required.  The candidate must also be willing to travel both domestically and internationally, often at short notice.

    Qualifications

    • BA or BS degree required plus 7 years minimum of print production experience in an agency or in-house corporate graphic design department
    • Expert color analysis skills
    • Extensive experience with organizing/facilitating imagery color reviews, as well as familiarity with a variety of printing processes including large/small format digital, large/small format offset and fabric dye-sublimation
    • Understanding different color spaces (sRGB, RGB, and CMYK) and their considerations (as they pertain to image development and output)

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