Handle are working with a leading provider of design and manufacturing services in the UK's vibrant music and entertainment industry. The division caters to our diverse non-music clients. They're actively seeking an adept Creative Production Manager to collaborate with their production, design, sales, and marketing teams.
- Oversee the entire lifecycle of print, packaging, and merchandise projects, with direct reporting to the Head of Creative Production.
- Solicit and manage price quotations from printers/factories in the UK, Europe, and Asia, then compile and deliver quotes to clients.
- Collaborate closely with clients to develop project specifications and support the sales team in securing deals.
- Engage with the design and graphics team in refining specifications and developing client briefs.
- Support sales and marketing by providing updates on ongoing projects and delivering finished products to their photographer for marketing purposes, including social media posts.
- Coordinate promotional mailouts in conjunction with the Head of Creative Production and the design team, while also maintaining client contact information.
- Process purchase orders, job confirmations, and invoicing through our database.
- Assess print production files and assist clients with file submissions.
- Request and provide material samples for potential packaging and merchandise projects.
- Develop comprehensive specifications based on client briefs for final production. Maintain schedules, request quotes, and uphold product quality by collaborating with printers and approved factories to meet client expectations.
- Conduct quality control assessments of final products and initial samples.
- Arrange shipping and logistics as required.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Exceptional communication skills.
- A strong commercial orientation.
- Discipline, organisation, and outstanding time management skills with a keen eye for detail.
- A solution-driven mindset, flexibility, and the ability to manage and maintain multiple concurrent project schedules.
- A strong commitment to being part of our remarkable company.
- A team player with a positive, can-do attitude.
- Multiple years of experience in print production or packaging production and manufacturing, including purchasing and quoting expertise.
- Proficiency in understanding print file setup and the capability to assess print-ready PDFs.
- Excellent literacy and communication skills.
- A readiness to work in a bustling, client-facing role while handling multiple projects concurrently.
- A can-do attitude and an unwavering commitment to attention to detail.
Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.