Print Producer
Leo Burnett - Detroit, MI

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Leo Burnett Detroit

Position Title: Print Producer
            Department: Print Production

            RESPONSIBILITIES

          • A. Summary Description of position:
            • Responsible for all print production, art buying, and print purchasing operations on assigned accounts. Communicates a positive message in the way the client, account and creative needs are serviced.

          • B. Specific day-to-day responsibilities:
            • Work collaboratively with creative teams to provide technical expertise during creative development and the creation of job specifications in order to accomplish the best end result. Seek and solicit budget and prototypes necessary for initial decision-making.
            • Develop and recommend production solutions.
            • Prepare and monitor timely production schedules with account and creative.
            • Ensure proper paper is ordered on time to meet press dates.
            • Communicate with Project Management and other agency partners to ensure files are setup per printer or final usage needs.
            • Work with creative/design during pre-press process to ensure files and color proofs are correct.
            • Co-ordinate pre-press with printer and Schawk to achieve a dynamic, productive and cost-effective workflow.
            • Work with printer at press side to match printing to the approved proofs.
            • Ensures that the client and agency’s quality expectations are met.
            • Financial management of production budgets to include: estimates, purchase orders and approval of vendor invoices for payment.
            • Communicate and initiate proper paperwork as additional costs arise – seek timely approvals on costs and monitor impact of any delays to current schedules
            • Maintain strong vendor relationships to assure projects will always be delivered on time and within budget with the best quality possible.
            • Constantly research marketplace to maintain knowledge of current and innovative pre-press and print publication technologies.
            • Serve as a back-up to other print production managers as needed.
            • Knowledge of newspaper/magazine media production in order to serve a back-up role. (i.e. Familiar with publication sizing and material specifications. Has the ability to act as a middleman/ambassador between agency and publication production departments. Make B/W and color recommendations in order to obtain quality reproduction while staying within SWOP standards.)

            C. Client Interaction:
            • May occasionally client face – must have the ability to communicate intelligently and articulately.

            REQUIREMENTS

            Competencies:
            • Depth of understanding for 1- 8 color work, digital prepress, digital printing, offset printing; web and sheet fed and bindery techniques as they apply to newspaper, collateral and premium printing.
            • Curiosity and passion for printing and prepress technology
            • Flexible personality who works well in a team environment
            • Approachable and service oriented
            • Above reproach in all business dealings
            • Prioritizes effectively, takes ownership of projects
            • Highly organized, attention to detail yet with the ability to look at the big picture

            Other Skills Required:
            • Education: Bachelors degree and 5-10 years print production or comparable work experience. Agency experience a plus.
            • Computer savvy: proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Experience with Impresse and Donovan a plus. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
            • Math skills: ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area circumference and volume.
            • Excellent written and verbal communications

            Leo Burnett - 17 months ago - save job - block
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