Manager - Graphic Design and Production

Employer
Hargrove Inc
Location
Lanham, MD
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Closes
Jul 16, 2018
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Description/Job Summary Responsible for all aspects of the graphic production process including graphic design, proofing, pre-flight, printing, packaging, workflow, scheduling and quality control. Responsibilities and Duties Manage a team of graphic detailers, pre-flight specialists, print operators and production personnel Maintain detailing and production milestones and manage multiple competing priorities Provide exceptional quality control and staff discipline to ensure high production standards Provide recommendations to in house stakeholders as to products and best methods for job completion Manage inventory of various large format printing and finishing equipment including preventative maintenance as well as developing long term equipment strategy Proactively investigate new materials and printing processes and integrate them into corporate strategy and workflow as needed Work directly with the procurement and inventory staff for daily/weekly/monthly material needs Monitor all computer hardware & software requirements and updates in order to maintain design and production standards Manage outsource graphic vendors based on specialty needs or production demands Manage departmental workflow including file management, color management, RIP process, approval process, creation and delivery of production ready files Develop and manage the departmental operating budget Proactively manage and implement change to control departmental direct and indirect costs Ensure employee safety training is conducted and the maintenance and upkeep of the physical location; maintain a safe work environment 10 years' experience in large format digital printing and signage production 5 years' management experience in graphic production and design Bachelor degree in related field preferred Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and quality conscious, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to work in culture/environment that is high pressured, fast-paced and offers short execution timeframes. Excellent communication with proven leadership skills Excellent technical skills with work flow processes and operations management methods. Excellent labor management skills with proven experience in implementing operations and performance efficiencies. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software Effectively communicate with staff and fellow employees both verbally and written in the English language. Inter-Relationships The manager will report to the VP Production Services, work closely with the manager of fabrication, account managers, production managers and occasionally work with the executive team on corporate projects. Working Conditions The work environment is will be both on the print shop floor and in a corporate office setting. About Hargrove Hargrove is a leader in brand storytelling, creating innovative environments for events, exhibits, expositions and experiential marketing activations around the world. We design and deliver immersive environments that tell stories, market brands, launch new products, ignite passion for causes and most importantly connect with the targeted audience. Why Work at Hargrove In addition to your salary, Hargrove offers Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, LegalShield, and 401(k). Hargrove is headquartered on a 77-acre site just east of the Capital Beltway and minutes from downtown Washington, DC. At Hargrove, our customer's success is our success. Come join our team. Hargrove, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity (M/F/D/V) and Affirmative Action employer. #CB

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