Production Manager – Chicago / New York

In a nutshell…

We’re actively recruiting a strong and experienced CPG Production Manager to join our hard-working and dynamic Realization team.

The role in a bit more detail:

As Production Manager, you’re client facing and responsible for owning the production process from start to finish. The role involves working together with the wider team to plan and manage all production considerations, plus leading production communications internally and externally with Clients and Vendors, briefing of final creative art files and ongoing ownership of file and asset archives.

You’ll fit right in if you’re proactive and motivated by realizing brand design that really works.

What we’re looking for:

Someone pragmatic yet imaginative, who can work both independently and in close partnership with other specialists in our global teams, to adopt a holistic approach and make the transition from design to realization seamless.

Strong experience in how the commercial, creative and functional components of our business come together to deliver the best results. A production expert, talented at what you do and always looking to broaden your skills and tackle any new situations that come along. Keen to provide guidance and impart knowledge with others.

A creative problem solver, curious about identifying the root of any barrier as the most effective way to resolve it. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and simply translate production language and requirements to those who are not as well versed in this area.

A highly organized multitasker, capable of managing many clients and projects. Establishing your own priorities and working pace to deliver to budgets and deadlines in a fast-moving environment, without compromising on quality or consistency.

Why you should come work with us…

We’re passionate about making brands mean more and we do that by changing the way people feel about brands. We all have a vested interest in the business (we are an Employee Owned Trust so we all have a stake in our success) – we work hard and challenge ourselves to create the best work possible, but we look after each other along the way. There are lots of perks and we genuinely love what we do.

The nitty gritty

  • 6+ years of relevant experience and transferrable skills in a CPG production role
  • Highly capable of managing multiple projects at once
  • Proven experience planning and managing approach, budgets and timelines
  • Fluent in print-mechanical and material specifications and production processes
  • Knowledge of how to adapt designer’s files to achieve the best finished results
  • Adobe Creative Suite knowledge an advantage

Responsible to: Realisation Director - London