Print Production Manager

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$118/hr, DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon
3+ mo (potential to extend)

Job Description:

Print Production Manager, R&D Retail Programs

Job Summary:
Our client's Print Production Manager brings creative concepts to life in
multiple print mediums. In this role, you will be instrumental in producing 2D elements on behalf of the
company with a goal of maintaining the highest visual standards of one of the
most beloved and empowering brands through all vehicles by which marketing
and advertising appears and is maintained globally.

•Must be a strong Print Production Manager who is flexible, proactive, highly
organized, excellent at multi-tasking, very comfortable under pressure, and
able to work effectively as a team member.
• The position works cross-functionally with other teams in the Marketing Communications

group and is responsible for facilitating effective routing and reviewing of projects through the
•Ability to implement highly complex initiatives and to recommend the best course of
action on all production-related considerations.
•Communicates fully, effectively and diplomatically, and exhibits proactive, solution-
oriented thinking and execution.
•Works collaboratively in partnership with others, maintains professional demeanor
under pressure and in situations of ambiguity.
•Demonstrates the ability to positively and proactively partner with teams inside and
outside of Marketing Communications often with limited direction.

Key Qualifications:
•7-10 years minimum of print production expertise within a creative agency or
production environment equivalent.
•The Print Production Manager role provides print production expertise, strong
purchasing and project management skills and the ability to maintain
schedules and budgets for all pre-press and printed materials on various
•The range of work includes, but is not limited to, pre-press, packaging, large
corporate event graphics, collateral projects, retail window and in-store
graphics, signage, gift cards, and premiums.
•Candidate must have expert color analysis skills and extensive experience
working pre-press in RGB and CMYK with an eye towards quality and detail.
•Strong working knowledge of image creation from CGI and photography through
retouching approval.
•Facilitation of Creative Team’s art direction, ensuring accurate interpretation and
follow-through on multiple assets and versions.
•Functional ability to review files in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop files.
•Must also have in-depth familiarity with large and small format litho and inkjet printing,
dye-sublimation, and specialty finishing techniques. On-press experience and
expertise in all aspects of production is expected.
•Comfortable with determining specs, estimating and/or competitively bidding all
projects, maintaining budgets; communicating any obstacles that would require
additional funding; conducting negotiations with suppliers as necessary.
•During peak launch/refresh periods, evening and weekend work may be required. The
candidate must also be willing to travel both domestically and internationally, often on
short notice.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)