Print Production – Planner

Deerfield Beach, FL

General:

Wilen Direct is a premier direct mail manufacturing facility that enables marketers to communicate meaningfully yet efficiently at scale. We boast cutting-edge capabilities and core competencies that cover the entire spectrum of direct mail — from the latest printing technology, production and pre-press to data hygiene, postal optimization and fulfillment. We Press Ahead.

As a Print Production – Planner, you will play an instrumental role in controlling, organizing and monitoring the flow of printed materials in a printing company. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in all direct mail processes; including offset printing, digital printing, bindery and lettershop as well as some working knowledge of creative and digital estimating.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Control, organize and monitor the flow of printed materials throughout the manufacturing process
  • Check schedules and confirm product specifications, ensuring deadlines are met
  • coordinate with other production departments and customer account managers to make sure schedules are met
  • Analyze job requirements and estimates to ensure the most cost effective method of production
  • Collaborate with various departments and account teams to determine scope of work and agree to approach and timing of deliverables.
  • Create and submit purchase orders for all material purchases
  • Explore opportunities for production efficiencies; develop and follow established pricing procedures and guidelines.
  • It is the job of the production planner to ensure smooth operations throughout the production and distribution life of a given product. Accordingly, duties may also include monitoring production rates and raw material prices, contacting vendors and checking inventories.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years direct mail estimating experience including knowledge of offset printing (web, sheet-fed) inline finishing operations; litho, flexo and digital printing processes. Four-color variable inkjet experience, a plus.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to priorities 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 production planner is often the link between the shop floor and management
  • An intermediate-level understanding and proficiency across all aspects of direct mail including printing, lettershop operations, and the USPS DMM.
  • Pre-press and printing knowledge including variable data printing.
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • EFI technique and print estimating knowledge a plus

 

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