- job category
- Production and Project Management
- £38,000 per annum
Our client is an award-winning Nottinghamshire business with a strong print pedigree, working across personalised DM, multi channel marketing, promotions and personalised gift products in addition to smart print and fulfilment using web 2 print systems.
The successful candidate will essentially be tasked with heading up the estimating team and being the liaison between the Production and Client Services teams. It therefore goes without saying that you will need to be extremely client focussed with excellent commercial acumen. You will also need to be very operational with an excellent understanding of the issues presented in production.
You will be tasked with being creative with estimating, looking for the ‘best’ solutions for the company and the client and ensuring all print projects are commercially viable in all aspects, including the estimating, scheduling, choice of production processes, outsourcing requirements and despatch methods.
Managing print projects from briefs through to production and despatch.
Attending production planning meetings to brief production teams on current and upcoming jobs.
Estimating jobs within the parameters set by the Manager, adhering to client profile criteria that dictate SLAs and pricing standards.
Continually developing own knowledge of current and new print and finishing methods and technologies as well as new and existing substrates.
Exploring best methods for producing a printed item that both delivers and, where possible, exceeds client expectations.
Advising and guiding clients and Customer Services Team on ‘best practice’ within print and finishing, from design through to despatch methods.
Processing orders in adherence to company Standard Operating Procedures.
Purchasing materials to fulfil orders processed.
Monitoring own performance in accordance with departmental KPIs such as estimate turnaround time, milestone accuracy, estimate to order time.
Monitoring and reporting on commerciality of estimates and jobs, including, but not exclusive to, Value Add, profitability, capture of actual versus estimated production timings and stock usage.
Continually looking for and suggesting areas for improving company processes and procedures.
Being proactive with clients and Client Services team pre-empting their requirements and sharing new ideas.
Attending and contributing to weekly departmental meetings.
Contributing to product development and the implementation of new processes.
Suggesting potential new products and processes to improve business revenue.
Maintaining knowledge of mailing and despatch options to correctly estimate and advise client and Client Services team of the ‘fit for purpose’ and most cost effective delivery method.
Print Estimating MIS software.
Digital & Litho press capabilities.
Variable Data printing.
Exposure to production scheduling processes.
Working in a standardised quality environment (ISO, BSM etc.)
A full driving license is required to attend supplier and client visits as and when required.
There are no direct line responsibilities and no direct budgetary responsibilities with this role.
This is offered as a full time permanent job.