Planning and Procurement Specialist

Deerfield Beach, Florida

We are currently looking for a Planning and Procurement Specialist who will be instrumental in transitioning projects from the estimate or proposal state through the production phases and into a completed project. This individual monitors projects during all phases of manufacturing, guarding against pitfalls and ensuring the success of each component and the overall project. This position requires a wide scope of knowledge of the print and data fields, printing best practices as well as current and future production technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and organizing production schedules for Press, Bindery and Mailroom
  • Communicate with other departments the information related to tracking job progress and maintaining schedules
  • Plan jobs to run efficiently and according to estimate (understanding of estimating and equipment sets required)
  • Evaluate products for USPS and DMM Compliance
  • Review components and recommend adjustments to improve productivity
  • Manage and coordinate job production with other departments
  • Oversee proofing with project managers
  • Provide creative solutions to new or ongoing manufacturing challenges

Purchasing/Costing/Accounting

  • Purchase inventory and job-specific materials
  • Research additional suppliers to enhance availability of products as needed
  • Assist with pricing requests

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years direct mail production experience including knowledge of offset printing (web, sheet-fed) and inline finishing operations; litho, flexo and digital printing processes. Four-color variable inkjet experience, a plus
  • 5 years of experience in procurement
  • An advanced level of understanding and proficiency across all aspects of direct mail including printing, lettershop operations and the USPS or DMM
  • The ability to properly manage and interact with employees
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work, set targets and make decisions
  • The ability to work accurately and methodically under pressure while taking initiative with problem-solving skills
  • An elevated level of communication abilities, as the planner is often the link between the shop floor and management
  • Pre-press and printing knowledge including variable data printing
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Additional Beneficial knowledge

  • MSDS requirements
  • Annual report data collection and maintenance
  • Understanding of FSC and SFI paper certification
  • Print estimating knowledge
  • EFI technique knowledge, a plus

 

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