Onsite Senior Production Manager

Location Warrenville, IL
Starts Ready to hire
Duration Full-Time
Status Full-Time
Rate Up to $90K DOE
We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Production Manager with strong understanding of retail display and brand merchandising solutions.

The ideal Senior Production Manager:
- Experience sourcing and procuring in the bedding industry. This includes "top of bed" materials pillows, bolsters, pillow shams, foot protectors.
- Note- we are open to this candidate having experience outside of bedding like textiles, embroidery, sewing.
- This could potentially sit remote if they were open to travel (once a month or as needed) but we would ideally like for this person to be onsite.

Responsibilities of the Sr. Production Manager:
- Participate in on-site production and planning meetings - Provide print procurement and coordination of all print related collateral for the customer including custom manufactured displays, demonstration kits, innovation, ideation and creative
- Ensure all on site operations are managed and coordinated to satisfy contracted SLAs, conceive, document and execute standard operation procedures to support the above
? Manage day-to-day activities of the print program to ensure efficient operation and effective execution
? Responsible for building and maintaining successful supplier relationships
? Provide requested customer facing metrics reports as requested from existing reports suite, customizing where necessary
? Coordinate efforts with the customers marketing group to gather all of the print requirements and data files for current and anticipated projects.
? Provide guidance to the customer regarding the print manufacturing process and the various requirements needed to efficiently (cost and time) produce print and print related collateral
- Source external vendors to produce print collateral. Build network of print suppliers to use for print projects
- Submit RFP/RFQ requests to vendors and make recommendations to the customer on which providers will meet the needs for quality and delivery for print campaigns
- Oversee the entire print lifecycle for ongoing projects from the initial requirements gathering, supplier selection and coordination with manufacturing, to final delivery of products
- Work with suppliers to ensure SLA?s are met and products are received by the customer on time. Make recommendations to the customer to move print work to other sites/vendors when issues arise
- Work with the customer to offer creative solutions that support print sourcing
- Work with customers to facilitate prototypes and development of custom print pieces
- May coordinate the outsourcing development of prototypes.
- Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned

Required for the Sr. Production Manager:
- Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 7+ years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience
- Able to demonstrate the ability to solve somewhat more complex task or problems by analyzing variables and applying appropriate solutions learned through experience and proficiency in understanding the job
- Must be able to recognize anomalies and critical situations and respond appropriately
- Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers at level of detail required to resolve issues of moderate complexity
- Able to apply strong functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows, MAC, or other technical tools in completing assignments
- May require knowledge of or ability to quickly learn specialized software to complete work assignments
- Able to demonstrate continued expertise in the primary tools or applications used in completing daily work assignments
- Requires very good communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand

This is a full-time, onsite, 5 days a week, role.

NOV. 2021

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Tiara.Boyd@jobalert.creativecircle.com

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