Managing Director, Consolidated Graphics - Yamagata Japan
Consolidated Graphics - Houston, TX

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Company Description:
CDS is a part of Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX), one of the worlds largest commercial printing companies. CDS specializes in simple-to-complex printing solutions for a range of customers in many different industries, including education, technology, catalog, trade publishing, healthcare, photo book and finance. We span digital and analog technologies, and deliver customized front-end development support and back-end distribution solutions. We also provide a local, seamless point of access for production in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Job Description:
This position is located in Japan -Gifu Prefecture, city of Gero Seeking high caliber talent to join our dynamic international print company! We have an immediate opportunity for a Managing Director, Consolidated Graphics - Yamagata, Japan. This position will be located at our facility in Hagiwara Japan.

The Managing Director manages daily operations of the digital printing production facility. Hires and supervises personnel, plans and schedules production, plans the use of materials, finish, and bindery work. This position will oversee direct marketing and customer services for the operation and coordinate organizations financial and budget activities to fund operations.

Desired Skills & Experience
Top candidates will have a four-year college degree in Business, Management, Finance or related field or technical degree in Graphic Arts, and/or 7-10 years of comprehensive experience and knowledge of printmanufacturing and quality control methodologies. Prior experience in project management or business roles preferred.

A minimum of two years in a supervisory role in a high volume semi-custom production and manufacturing environment; and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Prior experience and/or training in ISO standards, six-sigma and lean manufacturing preferred.

Japanese language skills strongly desired. Fluency preferred.
Experience with manufacturing practices such as GMP, PDCA, TPS and Lean.
Competent knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply regulatory guidelines pertaining to print industry production guidelines is preferred.
Experienced in multicultural environments either abroad or in your own country is preferred.
A mindset about learning that appreciates and respects other cultural perspectives and norms. (open-minded; non-judgmental; accepts differences)
Adaptable and flexible in unfamiliar situations.
International awareness, knowledge and understanding.
Capacity for effective communication across cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Microsoft Office Suite, MS Operating System, MAC Operating System, Digital PCS (proprietary).

Your resume will be given careful consideration. If you are selected for an interview, a Human Resources representative will contact you. If it is determined that your skill set does not match the requirements for this position, we will keep your resume in our database for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in CDS!

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Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX) is a provider of commercial printing services with 70 printing businesses located across 27 states, one...