Media Printing Company Production Manager Job in Kenya

We are an innovative leader in Outdoor and indoor media printing company with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria.
 
We are looking for a high energy, self- motivated and committed staff who are passionate about their work. 
The
culture is based on open and honest communication, respect for other
points of view and a great spirit that keeps egos in check.

Production Manager
 
Responsibilities
  • Recommend efficient, time-saving project production flows
  • Create detailed print specifications and Recommend the best printers for the specific project
  • Send
    requests for estimates to printers and follow up, Select and negotiate
    with vendors to agree on best price, quality, and due date
  • Explain technical print processes to the design and production teams
  • Create and manage print production schedules
  • Track and control costs, especially alterations
  • Review the project at internal and printer proof stages
  • Communicate the designer’s requirements to vendors
  • Lead print checks in collaboration with designer and client
  • Examine finished samples and approve quality before delivery to client
  • Advocate for the designer, the design, the project, and the client
  • Know many print processes and can suggest alternate ways to get similar results
  • Have near-encyclopedic familiarity with paper types suitable for your project
  • Stay abreast of new or improved technologies that can benefit projects
  • Guide the project from what the designer envisioned into the printed product
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve on the fly
  • Anticipate pitfalls and steer the project around them
  • Manage printing stock and ensure smooth running of the department.
  • Have a passion for the craft of fine printing, fit and finish
  • Make you, your design, and the finished product look great!
Requirements:
  • At least 2 years as a Production manager in a busy Advertising/Printing Company.
  • Experience working as a creative designer in an advertising agency preferred.
  • Bachelors Degree in Arts Studies
  • Must be computer literate
  • Should have previous experience in operating large format printing machines.
  • Great leadership skills, must be able to motivate staff and lead the team to give top notch performance.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a desire to make decisions, take ownership and make judgement calls.
  • Self motivated, good team player and excellent telephone skills.
  • Strong sense of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Display good presentation skills i.e. know how to make presentations using powerpoint etc.
  • Needs
    to be extremely aggressive and strong minded and shouldn’t get
    distracted easily and be able to listen and face people confidently.
How to Apply

e-mail your application to jobsinkenya2016@gmail.com


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