Production Manager

Recruiter
Better Placed Recruitment
Location
Leeds
Posted
15 Sep 2018
Closes
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As the first point of contact, you will be responsible for ensuring effective communication between the Design, Marketing and Ecom teams and for ensuring timelines and expectations are managed. You will also be required to interpret concise briefs for specified internal clients to ensure deadlines are met and brand standards are maintained. Strong attention to detail is therefore paramount as you will check all information for accuracy and consistency and proof read artwork prior to being returned to the marketing team or sent into production. You will manage the flow of work through the studio, ensuring the team of designers are delivering high quality work to agreed timelines, brief, standards and guidelines. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are therefore required, along with a professional but direct approach Working with external suppliers you will manage the production of mailed material through repro, print, personalisation, finishing, enclosing and delivery via Royal mail or DSA providers, within agreed deadlines & budgets. Key Responsibilities: Coordinating and managing the source of printed communication, including, mailers, packaging and POS. Setting and agreeing the critical path for all marketing assets with all key parties to ensure all production requirements, are completed on time. Multi Channel Shoot Critical Path - making sure all the points including sign off dates are planned correctly and the relevant people invited. Negotiating prices and service levels with current and potential suppliers. Accepting print/production/design briefs from marketing/ecom/buying. Work closely with the warehouse to ensure stock levels are adequate and stock replenishment is ordered within a timely fashion for printed/generic packaging. Look at opportunities to create and implement an automated artwork creation system for generic and common POS elements. To manage model selection and call ins /both new to the brand guidelines To work together with the Brand Manager and colleagues to ensure the Brand team deliver the requirements of the business in a professional and confident style. Critical path awareness on all current briefs Manage the repro work for all images and make available to key users via an image database Produce clear documentation for all parties Check and manage artwork (proof read, ensure produced to match print brief CMYK etc.) Operating Environment: To operate in an open and even handed manner with all colleagues across the business. Treat all who we interact with, with courtesy and respect, treating everyone equally and embracing differences. Encourage everyone to achieve maximum potential and deliver a friendly service. To proactively contribute to teamwork and cross-functional working. To listen to each other and share knowledge enabling us to willingly combine expertise across the business Behaving with integrity and demonstrating professionalism at all times. To always do what is right. To take personal responsibility & accountability for actions, constantly striving to improve and exceed expectations ensuring safety and quality are never compromised. Person Specification: Skills Required: Essential: Creative/production co-ordination role in a design environment Product marketing skills - commercial fashion environment Team work ethic with a can do attitude Excellent planning and organisational skills Excellent communication and literacy skills Strong attention to detail Flexible in relation to - level of tasks, responsive to deadlines, multi-tasking Desirable: Budget control Experience of planning and scheduling software Fashion retail experience Previous experience of working with design briefs within a Marketing Department would be a distinct advantage Experience of working with a design team or creative agency To Apply: If you tick boxes on this, please apply via the link below or call Ryan Lehane on 0161 238 6700 for a confidential discussion about the position. We respond to all CVs so you will hear back from us within the next couple of days.

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