• Print Production Manager

    Job ID
    2018-1299
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Chicago
    Discipline
    Production and Operation Services

  • Cramer-Krasselt is one of the largest independent, totally integrated agencies in the country with over $700 million in billings and over $400 million in media asset management.

     

    With a mission to Make Friends, Not Ads®, C-K has built a reputation for changing perception and behaviors that lead to purchasing action for brands. It's how we helped Porsche achieve six years of consecutive record-breaking growth, how Corona became the #1 import and Pacifico grew 19% this year alone.

     

    We've done it by interconnecting an ever-expanding range of disciplines from strategic branding to digital, social, analytics, media/programmatic, SEM, PR, UX and more.

     

    Major brands include Benihana, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Point and 9 others), Corona Extra, Edward Jones, Kroger Divisions, Meiomi Wine, Nikon, Pacifico Beer and Porsche. www.c-k.com.

     

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    About C-K Chicago:


    Chicago’s independent spirit makes it the perfect headquarters for C-K, one of the nation’s oldest and largest independent agencies. C-K’s Chicago office, located just off the Magnificent Mile, is full of native Midwesterners and transplants alike that are united in the values of hard work and collaboration.


    At C-K in Chicago, we work with major global and national brands like Porsche, Corona Extra, Cedar Fair, BIC, Edward Jones and many others. We’re proud of these partnerships and the integrated approach we take to every client and every element of a campaign, be it large or small.


    Our experts here have backgrounds spanning every marketing, advertising and communications discipline across all categories imaginable. C-K Chicago is a hub of innovation and the nerve center of the agency.


    We also apply our work ethic to the community. Our flagship charity in the Chicago office is Off the Street Club (OTSC), the oldest boys and girls club in the city. Throughout the year we participate in the planning and execution of several key OTSC fundraising events such as Swing for the Kids, The Firefly Ball, Summer Bake Sale and Holiday Luncheon. We also participate in the Battle for Hope, the Chicago-area advertising agency battle of the bands. In 2015, our house band, the Angry Pickles, won the Battle for Hope and helped raise thousands for OTSC in the process.


    We’re seeking a Print Production Manager to oversee the development and completion of all print media including a focus on direct mail on assigned account(s). This person will collaborate with core team members including external partners to execute projects from the initial quote, through final on-site inspection, fulfillment and delivery.

     

     About the role:

    • This Specialist produces all forms of collateral with minimal supervision and is expected to think expansively and creatively about problems and to identify effective solutions in accordance with C-K policies and procedures
    • Oversees all aspects of print production, from initial scheduling, estimating, budgets, QC, prepress, printing, delivery and financial follow-through
    • Ensures that all jobs produced are of superior quality, at the best possible cost, and on time to meet client and vendor deadlines
    • Acquires an in-depth knowledge of current technologies while working to become a subject-matter expert on emerging ones
    • Oversees the performance of existing vendor partnerships while seeking out and introducing new partners
    • Initiates new ideas on an ongoing basis related to the client’s business

     

    About you:

    • 10 years of print production experience; advertising agency experience preferred
    • You’re a proactive thinker and able to exercise good judgement and initiative
    • Comfortable working autonomously in a deadline driven environment
    • Has a lean-in, forward-thinking attitude that moves the business and agency to greatness
    • You have strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with clients and team members at all levels in the agency

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