Print Production Manager

Silicon Valley, CA
Job Terms:
Daily Rate- DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Casey Atizado
Quarterly extension.

Job Description:

The role of a Print Production Manager is to bring 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.

Key Qualifications:
• 5-10 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 substrates.
• 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.
• 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 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 at short notice.

• 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 department.
• 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 Marcom, often with limited direction.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

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 Resource Manager 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)