Print Packaging Production Manager

Posted 7 March by PrintMatch Ltd

We have a superb opportunity to join this client who has a global reach and is also ahead in terms of technology and development.

Being based in leafy Hertfordshire, and on-site with an extremely well known brand, this is what we looking for


  • This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your experience within the Print and Packaging industry.
  • Have a background in print, packaging coupled with artwork & repro.
  • Be able to lead PPM meetings with Design Agencies and Printers, with our client in attendance.
  • Client facing experience, with confidence within this environment.
  • The ability to give insight into colour separation for multiple printing techniques.
  • Be able to write accurate minutes and fully document the key points from the PPM meetings.
  • Be the liaison between the onsite project managers and the production studio elsewhere in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that designs and imagery are print feasible and Brand Managed effectively to meet the client’s expectations on cost, quality and timings.
  • A full understanding of all main print processes is essential
  • Own the relationship with external printers and the clients design teams.
  • Communicating effectively with external design agencies to align on final colours giving confirmation of print sequence.
  • Advising on the most appropriate proofing methodology for the management of development/trial projects.
  • Attend and lead various meetings for new design initiatives to fully understand the scope and requirements of the projects themselves. This may involve travel, so a degree of flexibility will be required.
  • Ensuring the Studio is provided with a detailed colour separation brief for use within production environment.
  • To promote a can-do attitude in order to meet clients’ expectations by partnering and challenging the printers to deliver outstanding printed results.
  • Provide excellent customer service - build and maintain strong relationships with key decision makers in the customer organisation.
  • To provide client support within the Artwork Supply chain on issues concerning printability and print quality.
  • Source and validate new printer specifications.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Print management background.
  • Understanding of pre-press requirements.
  • Excellent print and production knowledge.
  • Proven Client facing ability


  • Managing external suppliers.
  • Working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Committed, resilient and prepared to work extra hours as required.
  • Team worker, with a positive outlook who will support other members of the print team.
  • An understanding of the Illustrator and Photoshop industry software platforms.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

If you feel this role is something you have experience in, then please apply in confidence

Reference: 34628016

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