Print & Design Manager Job Description

Southend, Essex
35- 39000 pro rata
07 Jan 2013
07 Feb 2013
Full Time
Contract Type

Print & Design Manager Job Description


Day to day management of print & design department

• Budgetry control

• Overall production planning and control

• Materials management

- Paper tender and evaluation

- Maintenance of paper contract

- Authorisation of all purchases

• Tender, quotes and placing of farmed work

• Staffing issues

• Creation job/production specifications

• Determination of most economical print process and quantities

• Liaison with clients - queries - ad hoc print requests

• Creation of standard production specifications to form numbers

• External job (income) - quotations

• Chemical waste management

• Health & Safety - machine servicing and safety certificates

• Stocktakes of virgin stock and production items


End of month

• Checking and input of finished job sheets to production worksheet/costing system

• Creation of monthly cross charges for work undertaken by budget code

• Liaison with management accounts and budget holders

• List total stock issues for month to management accounts

• Check and authorise staff time sheets


Forms design and control

• Design and typeset all new forms - advice to clients - vetting process and final allocation to

numbering system

• Maintenance of numbering system and version control

• Preparation of forms for printing - colour seps - print to relevant RIP (includes production


• Modification to existing forms artwork

 Software control

• Maintenance and updating of:

- Production worksheet/costing system (Filemaker Pro)

- Print & design ordering system (web based)

• Recoding of all alerts to forms on worksheet/costing standard specifications database

• Maintain and udate catalogue on Print & design ordering system

JGB 29/7/12

Liaison with hospital managers and staff at all levels, external customers and suppliers.

Key skills

Management and interpersonal skills.

Good working knowledge of Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Understanding of databases and costing.

Good numeric skills.

Good forms design and layout skills.