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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.

 

Overview:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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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