Print Production Specialist
Group O - Minneapolis, MN

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Group O is searching for a Print Production Specialist. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Make recommendations that will result in decreased costs & improved efficiencies. * Seeks out new vendors to drive down overall print costs, while maintaining first-class customer service experience. * Manage supplier relations, both existing and new. * Contractual Rate Cards * Manufacturing Efficiencies * Pricing Negotiations * RFP Purchasing * Rate Card Development * Procurement Criteria * Format Development * RFP Programs * Manufacturing Sourcing * Develop, create, & assist in new business client proposals. * Collaborate with effectively with other departments to implement new workflows & processes. * Use independent judgment & problem solving skills to resolve print production issues. * Perform research on industry best practices for vendor relationship management. * Facilitate RFP process and participate in the decision making for vendor selection & evaluation. * Analyze vendor pricing compared to industry standards. * Execute vendor quality customer surveys and analyze results to implement plans to address issues. Requirements: * 3 to 5 years supplier management experience in the print procurement space * Experience in managing complex vendor relationships through weighted scorecards, formal governance models, and vendor agreed SLAs. * Experience in administering RFQs, RFPs and being involved in contract negotiations with the ability to understand complex contractual terms & conditions. * Strength in identifying and mitigating risks while working with vendors. * Ability to negotiate & influence. * Ability to analyze complex issues & produce strategic plans. * Experience in designing, implementing, & managing a large outsourcing or similar vendor deal is preferable. Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
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