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Production Manager (Integrated Print Producer)

Motive is an agency and creative studio focusing on the development of integrated creative platforms and executional programs. We’re a collective of deep thinkers, artistic mavens, executional top guns and cultural connoisseurs. We are focused on creating relationships through deep levels of engagement between brands and their consumers – relationships that translate into tangible results for our clients. And we do it with sharp creative, across a range of tactical channels.

As pioneers in the area of content, digital consumer engagement, and innovative experiential programs, and award winners in the areas of TV, event, digital and social - Motive has created an environment where team members are given an opportunity to stretch and flex their creative and executional muscles daily. We are a team of hard-working, fast-moving, energetic, passionate, driven, straight-talking creative thinkers. We like being challenged and we love the collaboration necessary to succeed.

If this sounds like a place you would thrive, let’s make something happen.



The Production Manager works directly with account and/or clients/vendors to manage art and production projects and ensure timely delivery, flawless quality and budgetary considerations. Touching on print, promotional products, freelance resource management and all production specs and guidelines.


  • Helps manage and supports the production department in communication, problem solving and research – projects may include print, promotional materials / items, badging, signage and more
  • Maintains and strengthens business to business relationships with vendors
  • Analyzes project estimates and specifications for correctness to create clear purchase orders for projects
  • Actively seeks ways to decrease costs and keep projects on budget
  • Manages vendor production flow and proofing process
  • Find custom solutions for specialty builds
  • Troubleshoots issues and offers knowledgeable solutions
  • Manages freelancer database, schedules and contracts and works with creative team to manage freelance design resources / vendors
  • Manages/approves print production schedules, print specifications, and internal budgets
  • Oversees requests for bids, customer quotations, and purchase orders for vendors
  • Checking the accuracy and viability of the product specification
  • Monitoring and maintaining the quality of the order

Skills and Traits:

  • Must be organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities at once
  • Must be flexible with the ability to self-manage
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a collaborative, team player with great initiative
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solutions orientated outlook
  • Possesses problems solving skills that require "outside-the-box" thinking
  • Must be able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure with numerous deadlines
  • Efficient multitasking
  • Must be extremely detail oriented, have a positive attitude, and strong interpersonal skills


  • 5+ years’ experience as an integrated print producer, ideally in an agency environment.
  • Strong knowledge of complete production process, from schedules and estimates through delivery and execution results.
  • Ability to multi-task and be solution oriented in problem solving.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to guide employees in other departments toward a better understanding of production process.
  • Experience producing both traditional print as well promotional materials (such as shirts, badges, signage, packaging, tchotchke, gifts, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Communications or related field preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational and follow through skills
  • Must be a collaborative team player with great initiative
  • Strong vendor negotiation and relationship building experience a plus
  • Proficient in MAC applications
  • Experience managing freelance designers highly valuable.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours as workload requires.
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