Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Production Manager

We are an innovative leader in Outdoor and indoor media printing company with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria. 
 
We are looking for a high energy, self- motivated and committed staff who are passionate about their work. 

The culture is based on open and honest communication, respect for other points of view and a great spirit that keeps egos in check. 

Production Manager
 
Responsibilities
  • Recommend efficient, time-saving project production flows
  • Create detailed print specifications and Recommend the best printers for the specific project
  • Send requests for estimates to printers and follow up, Select and negotiate with vendors to agree on best price, quality, and due date
  • Explain technical print processes to the design and production teams
  • Create and manage print production schedules
  • Track and control costs, especially alterations
  • Review the project at internal and printer proof stages
  • Communicate the designer’s requirements to vendors
  • Lead print checks in collaboration with designer and client
  • Examine finished samples and approve quality before delivery to client
  • Advocate for the designer, the design, the project, and the client
  • Know many print processes and can suggest alternate ways to get similar results
  • Have near-encyclopedic familiarity with paper types suitable for your project
  • Stay abreast of new or improved technologies that can benefit projects
  • Guide the project from what the designer envisioned into the printed product
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve on the fly
  • Anticipate pitfalls and steer the project around them
  • Manage printing stock and ensure smooth running of the department.
  • Have a passion for the craft of fine printing, fit and finish
  • Make you, your design, and the finished product look great!
Requirements:
  • At least 2 years as a Production manager in a busy Advertising/Printing Company.
  • Experience working as a creative designer in an advertising agency preferred.
  • Bachelors Degree in Arts Studies
  • Must be computer literate
  • Should have previous experience in operating large format printing machines.
  • Great leadership skills, must be able to motivate staff and lead the team to give top notch performance.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a desire to make decisions, take ownership and make judgement calls.
  • Self motivated, good team player and excellent telephone skills.
  • Strong sense of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Display good presentation skills i.e. know how to make presentations using powerpoint etc.
  • Needs to be extremely aggressive and strong minded and shouldn’t get distracted easily and be able to listen and face people confidently.
How to Apply

e-mail your application to jobsinkenya2016@gmail.com

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