Dallas, TX, United States
Production Operations Director
Production (Art, Print, Studio) Dallas, Texas
Position at The Integer Group
At The Integer Group, we are seeking an Production Operations Director to work in our Dallas office. The Production Operations Director oversees the execution of all printed materials in all client retail locations. Managing agency workflow, process and trafficking throughout development and production of printed materials. The Production Operations Director will be a critical liaison between the agency's Account Management, Creative and Studio/Production teams and the Client's Operations team to ensure all printed materials are always produced on time, on spec, on budget, and with proper QA to the highest standards..
We are looking for an Production Operations Director who can:
Review and traffic manage all print production files and materials.
Oversee ad constantly monitor all print production projects and elements for accuracy, functionality, completeness, quality and timeliness.
Ensure that all projects meet accepted best practices in usability and digital design and that they support agency developed branding and strategic initiatives.
Provide technical guidance to both Agency and Client to ensure efficient and cost-effective production.
Diligently maintain deep and actionable understanding of Client printing needs, and lead print production projects on both a project-by-project and ongoing basis - be our expert on how the Client develops their grids, how they handle scheduling, how they produce the wide range or printed materials in their stores and how they utilize their production vendors in order to foster greater alignment across the entire team (agency and Client) from beginning to end of the entire project life cycle.
Collaborate closely with Account Management to help manage the client relationship from approval to launch by participating in regular calls, monitoring and escalating project risks, understanding and addressing client feedback, and making modifications to deliverables and processes.
Work with Account Management to ensure visual assets provided by partners and third party vendors are sourced and utilized most effectively.
Responsible for reviewing color proofs according to Agency and Client procedures, and attends press checks when necessary.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
7-10 years' experience in print production/graphics arts and/or print traffic/project management is required.
Degree in related field preferred.
Must be familiar with all types of reproduction processes and the steps necessary in preparing artwork for them.
Excellent project management and planning skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Solid knowledge of specific technologies and techniques associated with producing printed work in different formats: temporary, semi- and permanent point of purchase; direct mail; collateral; print media; premium and incentive materials; plastic molding, forming and decorating; metal forming and fabrication.
Knowledge of software, tools, techniques and various file formats used in graphic arts and print production projects.
Strong desire to keep up-to-date with emerging technologies
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About The Integer Group(R)
The Integer Group is a Disruptive Commerce Agency. We live at the Intersection of Branding and Selling(R) by utilizing data and culture to fuel creative ideas that build brands and drive transaction, in and out of store. We believe that in today's world, everyone is a shopper - all the time, everywhere. So we design programs that accelerate people from living to looking to buying. A key member of Omnicom Group Inc., Integer has more than 1,100 associates in 25 offices across the globe, including locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. The Integer Group's clients include AT&T, FedEx, Mars/Wrigley, Michelin, P&G, PepsiCo, Starbucks and more. (please use the apply button below)
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