Production Coordinator- 30 person Agency Be Part of the Team

Location: Chicago, IL
Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage multiple sourcing and production projects at the same time
  • Work with internal and external departments to understand each project's production and fulfillment requirements  
  • Gather preliminary job specifications, organize the data, and then clearly communicate with the vendor community for quotes
  • Analyze print specifications to ensure that all job requirements, quality expectations, artwork availability and delivery dates are clearly identified and achievable
  • Analyze supplier bid packages, follow up with questions or project changes, confirm schedules and prepare bid information in detailed proposals for review
  • Build and maintain relationships between internal teams and supplier community to ensure quality, delivery and cost goals are met on all projects
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery schedules for all projects
  • Accurately report the revenue, cost of goods, and profitability for each job
  • Keep current on vendor capabilities and new production innovations available to the market
  • Participate in transformational projects, i.e. process improvements, opportunities for innovation or cost savings
  • Evaluate potential suppliers and select the most capable based on capabilities, price and schedule
  • Maintain a production status document of all assigned projects
  • Review supplier invoices per established guidelines to ensure accuracy and timely payment to suppliers
Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 5 years of experience with print procurement, preferably in an agency environment
  • Experience managing multiple projects at once with varying priority levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Maintain strong attention to detail
  • Enjoys working in a team-based environment where innovation and new ideas are strongly encouraged
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Adobe
Salary range- 50-65k 
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