The Production Manager will be responsible for all aspects of production, purchasing, and execution of print jobs. This person will work with suppliers, internal team members, and external stakeholders to ensure projects are purchased and executed in a way that ensures quality and competitive pricing, across a high volume of complex projects.
Manage all aspects of production on behalf of the client, working with vendors on delivery timetables and maintaining updated status of assigned projects
Build relationships with clients and develop communication channels to ensure smooth workflow
Liaison between internal stakeholders, agencies, and suppliers to ensure quality, on-time delivery within budget
Gather job requirements and perform procurement and project management for projects
Manage the client’s jobs on-budget, on-time, and with the highest level of service and quality
Enter all specifications into PPM4 / VALO to prepare request for bid specifications, and send to selected vendors
Maintain accurate price quotation data in PPM4 / VALO for all projects and vendors
Investigate potential suppliers and recommend the best based on manufacturing limitations, supplier facilities, and schedule availability
Develop program strategies which are both beneficial and economical for the client
Work with internal stakeholders and agencies to derive cost efficiencies for print projects and / or campaigns
Analyze job revenue, cost, and profitability by job or project, and create quarterly and yearly analysis and reports
Identify and present additional production solutions to clients
3+ years of print production experience
Proven record of successful print purchasing experience in a manufacturing, client, or agency environment
Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience
Proven project management skills
Experience negotiating job costs and schedules with suppliers and vendors
Highly proficient with MS Office software, especially Excel
Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed
Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments
At InnerWorkings we understand that your life extends beyond the workplace. We value our employees and offer a variety of benefits including health and wellness, time off, volunteer opportunities and retirement plans designed to keep our employees at the top of their game and inspired to be a part of the InnerWorkings team.
InnerWorkings is an Equal Opportunity Employer.