Production Manager/Designer
SPINE LLC - Stamford, CT

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The Production Manager position is central to all activity in the agency. One needs to understand the details and requirements of all components of print projects. Anticipate issues before they arise and address them in advance. Work with staff members to establish schedules and ensure projects meet all deadlines. Facilitate the production process by managing all vendors. Attentive to detail, meticulous and produce error-free work consistently.

Duties & Responsibilities:
- understand how a project will be produced, research vendors and source materials
- prepare files for printing, both pre-press and pre-flight print projects
- work alongside designers to extend look-and-feel of project
- minimal photo retouching
- develop PowerPoint presentations
- ensure projects meet deadlines
- maintain status on all projects to facilitate scheduling
- communicate effectively with other team members
- generate management reports
- eliminate risk in the production process
- contribute individually and as a member of a team to accomplish project goals
- communicate with vendors regarding the projects production requirements
- quality assurance
- research new production techniques and bring them to creative team

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- detail oriented
- efficient
- understand print production process
- expert knowledge of software:
o InDesign
o Illustrator
o Photoshop
o MS Office

Credentials & Experience:
- scheduling experience
- pre-press production experience
- vendor management

Other characteristics:
- maintain big picture while managing the details
- manage multiple projects at same time
- professional and tactful personality
- always be looking for a better solution
- interested in variety of projects
- accountable and dependable
- contribute to the camaraderie and culture within the office
- patient and persistent to get the information needed to solve issues