Head of Studio, IT & Automation, Commercial Print – SW London

  • Job Reference: BH247
  • Date Posted: 5 May 2020
  • Recruiter: Blayze Unguem Ltd
  • Website: https://www.blayze-unguem.com
  • Location: SW London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Circa £50k negotiable depending on experience and ability
  • Sector: Creative & design, Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Diverse Print organisation that continues it’s transition from traditional Print to full service Solutions provision, seeks a truly exceptional individual to work with the Board in leading their Pre-Press, Creative Studio & an advanced technical workflow capability.

With proven team leadership & a strong working knowledge of Creative, Pre Press, Automation & wider Company IT software, this is both a strategic and a hands on role, requiring an individual with a strong eye for process, workflows & accuracy, but with a keen technical interest/acumen in developing the boundaries of capability, both creatively and technically , that spans commercial print imagery & variable data.

Managing the Creative team, you will be responsible for allocating workloads and managing the Client requirements from the Account/Sales team, being briefed from either Clients, Account Managers or Sales and spanning creative for print & digital solutions (incl B2B & B2C websites). Separately you’ll manage the Pre Press team, allocating created or supplied artwork and origination, preparing digital output, whilst constantly instigating, monitoring & enhancing the correct procedures and systems to deliver a consistency of service with the highest quality of product, so exposure to the automation of the systems between their MIS (Tharstern) and Prinergy (Kodak) would be beneficial.

This new role will also be responsible for mapping & delivering the enhanced Studio IT infrastructure and Workflow Automation, so ESKO automation experience would be very valuable, whilst on the IT front, it is simply focussed on taking responsibility for working with their chosen IT support company in managing the daily issues & longer term evolution of their infrastructure & communications platforms.

With an engaging personality & strong Client interface skills, you’ll work within a highly organised & co-operative team, utilising your acquired experience to deliver effective solutions across the diversity of their digital, litho, web to print, direct mail, fulfilment & distribution capabilities.

Combining strong commercial intuitiveness & practical experience, you will be alert, communicative, inquisitive, with the drive and ambition to seek & deliver a quality / consistency of service through your team, that ensures relationships can be genuinely developed & leveraged.

You will receive fantastic support from an inspirational senior team and outstanding internal group in the continued development of your career.