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Management Professional Printing Industry
Operations ~ Project Management ~ Purchasing ~ Production Scheduling ~ Client Relations
Vendor Relations & Negotiations ~ Staff Training & Leadership ~ Quality ~ Budget Compliance
Seasoned background in the complete spectrum of print production operations including graphic design, pre-press, offset, digital, large and small format, and litho.
Adept at estimating, forecasting, budgeting, pricing, resource allocation, purchasing, and project management.
Proficiency in creating or directing development of visually-powerful designs and related products in precise alignment with stringent quality, branding, legal and technical specifications.
Continually identify and capitalize on cost improvement and revenue generation opportunities.
Possess exceptional team-building, training, managerial, client relations, and troubleshooting skills.
Highly skilled at conducting persuasive negotiations with vendors, supply management contract writing, production coordination, and managing major/key accounts.
Advanced knowledge of purchasing best practices and modern purchasing tactics encompassing reverse auctions, e-Procurement, and strategic sourcing.
Energetic and collaborative; able to drive unified efforts across all departments and with difficult clients.
Computer skills include both Windows and Mac platforms, and creating Excel spreadsheets for budgeting projects and calculating final estimates for bids.
Designed and produced award-winning 3-D hanging sign and a large outdoor campaign to win top honors at George Brown College.
Well-versed in Forest Stewardship Council certification chain-of-custody requirements.
Webcom Inc., 2015 to Present
Planner / Scheduler
Structure project plans and schedules according to client standards, contractual agreements, and SOPs to consistently achieve on-time delivery of 98%+.
Drive cohesive efforts among manufacturing managers and supervisors to optimize scheduling efficiency including for major projects.
Administer progress measurement systems to evaluate productivity reporting across all work locations and prepare associated reports each week for management review.
Provide recommendations to sales and project management teams to control and minimize production costs.
Submit forecasts to sales and manufacturing departments for future scheduling requirements including crewing.
Proactively schedule maintenance on equipment to maximize reliability, availability and performance.
Compile and maintain daily machine production schedules for offset presses, digital presses, bindery and post-bindery and accessory machines for distribution among plant and internal departments.
TI Group, 2013 to 2014
Outsourcing and Procurement Litho, LFD & Web
Generated purchase orders, assessed inventory status, and communicated with suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries, and/or to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
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Professional Experience continued
Collected and critically compared prices, specifications, and delivery dates to select best bid among potential suppliers.
Calculated costs of orders, and forwarded invoices to appropriate accounts.
Tracked status of requisitions, and responded to inquiries from customers and suppliers regarding order status, changes, or cancellations.
Monitored vendor performance to enforce strict quality control and recommended contract modifications when necessary.
Project Manager Estimates LFD / Litho / Small Format Digital
Reviewed job specifications and drawings and inputted specifications in pricing software to build estimates.
Contacted Sales when required to solicit missing or incomplete information required to price a job.
Leveraged various tools to generate pricing scenarios in successful alignment with customer needs.
Assessed and decisively selected manufacturing equipment groups and locations to best match customers delivery requirements and determined optimum pricing.
Strategically joined forces with Manufacturing on new or unique opportunities to ensure projects can be produced in-house.
Formulated best price to win contracts in a competitive bidding situation while concurrently ensuring profitably for TI Group.
Reprodux Ltd., 2010 to 2013
Production Manager Colour Department
Spearheaded full-scope print production manufacturing operations including machinery maintenance, project management, supply chain, client relations, and quality control.
Recruited, hired, trained, supervised, evaluated and directed department staff.
Directed team in facilitating production of marketing acquisition material and printed product, and regularly evaluated staff performance to achieve or surpass client delivery goals and expectations.
Orchestrated planning, production and execution of complex master production schedules.
Trained employees in proper use of new equipment and technology, provided hands-on coverage when understaffed, and enforced attainment of quality expectations.
Effectively partnered with vendors to ensure continuous improvement and optimal production solutions for new and existing marketing materials and concepts.
Processed and tracked mock-ups, prototypes, electronic templates and printer proofs with clients.
Steered implementation of cutting-edge purchasing/planning system and championed processes and policies to streamline cost quoting procedure.
Closely cooperated with Fulfillment team and vendors to contrive packaging, fulfillment and postal solutions.
Fostered and nurtured internal and external relationships to maximize performance and efficiency across a multi-product line organization.
SPSM Certification (Senior Professional in Supply Management)
Next Level Purchasing Association, 2015
Diploma, Graphic Design
George Brown College, 1996
Diploma, Graphic Sign Design & Production, Honours
George Brown College, 1992
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HIRING AGENT NAME
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a (INSERT TARGET POSITION) capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
I bring to you outstanding skills in all aspects of printing production, strong capabilities in project management, and excellent skills in scheduling, planning, purchasing, client relations and staff leadership. My solid academic background in graphic design and sign production augments my creativity and attention to detail, making me a valuable asset to your organization. Additionally, I offer an SPSM credential and possess well-honed skills in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, and staff training which are paramount in driving effective and budget-compliant printing operations.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, I will prove to be a stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your financial, quality, client, and operational goals through exemplary dedication, resourcefulness, and initiative. I am confident that I am an ideal candidate for this opportunity, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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