Senior Print Services Specialist - Packaging

Job Description

Senior Print Services Specialist - Packaging

LOCATION; London

SALARY; Up to £44K Negotiable depending on experience

Company: Working for a global packaging and branding agency on some of the major FMCG clients

Overview:

  • The role is based on site with a major client therefore must be client focused providing solutions to packaging graphics challenges.
  • Provides colour management processes and guidance as it relates to colour targets, colour measurement, and colour reporting as per client's/printer technical specifications.
  • Must have a good understanding of all print processes.
  • With limited direction from the client project team and/or Management attends press runs for various client accounts and may train internal and external personnel on Print Services Technology as needed.

Role:

Client Experience

  • Attends any client meetings (press runs, pre-production) as needed to identify any potential production issues and make recommendations to resolve issues.
  • Proactive approach always finding solutions
  • Promotes client print quality program across vendor base.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all Production client deliverables.

Operational Excellence

  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high quality basic to intermediate level printed Print work, working closely with Production teams, and effectively using industry standard software, tools, and Print techniques.
  • Performs assigned tasks within the overall Production Print Services workflow and assigned budget, according to:
  • Work order specifications,
  • Industry and Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's),
  • The Company's high quality standards, and
  • The client's Brand guidelines and standards
  • Attends and manages Press Characterizations with printers, and provides timely feedback and reports to printers and clients as required.
  • Conducts print runs and print output audits as required following company wide auditing criteria and policy.
  • Works closely with Production/Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) to review, recommend, test, set up, implement, and maintain hardware and software for Print Services.
  • Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in reports, tools, processes and assigned tasks.

Employee Experience

  • Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business; listens and values the opinions of others.
  • Is an effective team member; supports the team by pitching in at any level and effectively working across the organization to meet the needs of the business.
  • Takes ownership of personal actions and outcomes; encourages and empowers others to do the same.
  • Embraces change; maintains an open mind and is flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity and change.
  • Focuses efforts on achieving SMART objectives aligned to the Company's Strategic Imperatives.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Monitors and pursues upward and lateral growth opportunities to enhance expertise and drive career development.

Growth

  • Supports Company's profitability efforts by focusing on the efficient, accurate and timely completion of the assigned Print Services activities.

Other

  • May perform other duties, as needed, to meet the needs of the business.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a Pre-Press, Graphic Arts, or related field in print manufacturing.
  • Good knowledge of The Company's products, solutions and services a plus.
  • Good understanding of the market and business environment that affects the assigned clients.
  • Good understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends.
  • Good understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends.
  • Proficient in Pre-press and Print techniques and processes such as: Flexo, Litho, Gravure.
  • Colour separation pertaining to specific printers
  • Trapping, Bleeding, Stepping
  • Colour rotation
  • File resolution
  • Raster Image Processing (RIP)
  • Proficient to expert in Printing and Plate technology.
  • Proficient in Pre-media and/or Creative Services and solutions.
  • Good people, organizational, and analytical skills (including attention to detail).
  • Specific Functional SW (e.g. Abode Design Suite, Acrobat plus QuarkXpress; Project Management Software; Agile; or others; etc.)
  • Proficient using Spectrophotometer and similar devices.
  • Ability to interpret concept and/or brand guidelines through to artwork execution (e.g. digital, photographic, etc.).

TO APPLY please email your full CV details to us and we will be in touch. All applications are strictly confidential and your details will not be shared with any organisation without your express permission and consent.

Key words; senior print service specialist / pre-production technician / technical manager / print manager / press passing / flexo / litho/ packaging / printing etc.