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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.
The Pubs Program Manager assigns work to the Publishing Project Manager in the preparation and manufacture of published material for designated testing programs. The Publishing Project Managers work with many project stakeholders, including Content Editorial, GDS, TPS, Pubs Production Planning, Supply Chain Manager, Pubs QC staff and the SBU to insure completion of the prepress process and the smooth transition of files to selected print suppliers or the client.
They will issue RFQs for specific jobs or projects and be comfortable negotiating for the benefit of client They will work closely with the Pubs Team Program Manager to coordinate the activities of all client's managed print suppliers. They will cut the Purchase Orders for their work and resolve any match exceptions that arise.
Obtain workload and specific project assignments Pubs Program Team Manager
Establish specification requirements for all assigned projects; identify required production milestone schedule dates and present all required components to Production Planning for scheduling
Manage BOM and File Run Dates with the ACN Program Planner
Coordinate with Program Planner deliverables for kit projects and/or score reporting
Ensure that all materials (test books, CD-Rom, labels, forms, etc.) are documented via the proper channels and the data is complete and accurate
Provide insight and recommendations for product design/spec improvements.
Report variances against project plans and Book of Work (BOW), to Pubs Program Manager, Supply Chain Manager and ACN PMO; manage outcomes
Manage operational integrity of products regarding inbound/outbound requirements
Formulate creative specification for proposals. Expected to identify improvements in terms of cost, efficiency, time, etc.
Adhere to process and procedure steps in completion of project assignments
Establish and manage/maintain good working relationships with project stakeholders, especially PD/SBU, to assure seamless input for project initiation and follow through
Facilitate bid process, as require