Serves as Project Manager for key accounts and may assist junior Project Managers as needed. The purpose of this position is to facilitate jobs in the execution phase of our Client's production needs. As a key facilitator within the supply chain for packaging artwork issues, you will communicate with design firms, printers, engravers, sgsco Direct Management and Client to ensure proper printability for packaging. As a key figure within the process, you will help maintain and improve sgsco's relationship with the Client. Your primary concern will be to coordinate packaging production via job instructions and schedules to complete jobs. Within sgsco, you will effectively communicate specifications for each piece of packaging artwork on your brands by utilizing our order entry system as well as being a resource for production departments when issues or questions arise. The Project Manager is the primary resource to the Client and sgsco Direct Management, and the key point of contact to the Production Department at sgsco. PM must be able to adapt and create a plan when colleagues are absent.
Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results
Consult with Client during the artwork development and pre-press execution
Attend/organize any pre-production meetings (or other meetings), when feasible, per Client/Sales request
Respond in a timely manner to Clients and provide consistent status updates
Lead and manage relationships with our Client(s) and internal and external stakeholders
Communicate artwork issues with the client as well as internal and external stakeholders
Respond to requests of Client/Sales and others
Document all critical and pertinent information that may impact quality
Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positivecreative impact on the business
Verify technical supplied data is correct to supplied art
Manage project timelines and attend timeline meetings
Communicate received and shipped art to On-Site Personnel/Sales and perform user functionality ina Client's database used for tracking artwork projects
Understand the Client's process (deliverables, rework)
Communicate issues to Management
Order entry (ensure orders are complete and concise when delivered to production) and organizedrecordkeeping
Request and work with Color Management Team, when applicable (requesting ink drawdowns, colorstandards, etc.)
May provide training and guidance to junior Project Managers
Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements
This position requires the following knowledge and skills:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some College/Associate's Degree preferred
5+ years' experience preferred
Experience in the design, print or production art industry
Full comprehension in reading work instructions and business memos
Proofreading skills required
Ability to work independently
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following physical requirements are commonly performed in this job. There are times, on occasion, when the employee may be asked or expected to perform duties with physical requirements that are different from those listed here. It is the employee's duty to notify the management of any physical limitations or inability to perform a certain task.
Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
Frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.