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Now Hiring – Artwork & Production Manager

ROBOT FOOD

ARTWORK & PRODUCTION MANAGER
– JOB DESCRIPTION

The Role

Working alongside the account management team and Creative Director, we are looking for an experienced Artwork & Production Manager who is passionate and confident, with keen organizational skills and a strong attention to detail. This is a pivotal role within the business overseeing the back end of many creative projects. We are growing fast and need people who are going to grow with us.

The Candidate

General attributes:

  • Enthusiasm is infectious. As a team, we are enthusiastic about our work and our clients and we are looking for someone who will be as excited by what we do as we are.
  • A ‘people person’. We need someone who is able to endear themselves to clients, suppliers and colleagues alike and build strong client relationships built on knowledge and trust.
  • A ‘Do-er’. Being adaptable with ability to work autonomously is important. We expect everyone to be self-initiating.
  • Organisational skills are imperative. Must be highly organised with excellent time management skills, being able to prioritise workload.
  • Obsessed with the finer detail. An in-depth knowledge of artwork process, packaging substrates, print and production, and a meticulous attention to detail is key, to ensure the highest standard of final output.
  • Knowledge is power. We want to know everything that’s possible regarding print and substraits up front on every project.
  • Hands-on. Artwork production of packaging, advertising & POS is a big part of this role, as well as managing a small artwork team.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce schedules for work, while collaborating with internal staff and external suppliers to ensure lead times are achievable.
  • To plan additional studio resource, where necessary, to alleviate busy periods.
  • To communicate and liaise between the accounts and creative team, before and during work in production, to ensure awareness and effective trafficking.
  • Attend any creative briefings, where necessary, and ensure sufficient production information is obtained to produce a proposal/quote.
  • Lead pre production meetings with clients and suppliers (on/offsite), offering technical advice and solutions to achieve consistency and cost saving, where possible.
  • Ensure artwork files are created and delivered on time to printers/repro, in the required format.
  • Final quality check of all artwork, to ensure consistency, colour correction, print tolerances, legality and correct file set up to supplied print specs.
  • Supplier liaison – building strong relationships with our suppliers to meet their requirements.
  • Some level of creative input within the studio to ensure that work is according to print specs and offer alternative solutions where necessary.
  • Identify and troubleshoot swiftly and effectively any issues that may arise while projects are in progress, and where necessary suggest and implement procedures that will alleviate re-occurrence.
  • Attend press passes when necessary, to ensure colour and print consistency.
  • House keeping – ensuring internal processes are adhered to in an organised manner, following set folder structures.

 

Salary – £30 – £38,000 depending on experience

Car ownership would also be an advantage

Please send your CV to: iwouldratherbe@robot-food.com

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