Pre Press / Artworking Manager
Pre Press / Artworking Manager • Ensure delivery of production on Dye-sub and UV Graphics from Scheduling and Artwork through to Finishing processes. • Deliver enhanced customer experience and service levels with respect to quality and through process lead time; including capability to deliver ‘Rapid’ service. • Develop and implement best practice systems, operational practices and procedures; including operational key performance indicators and dashboard. • Support development and implementation of Quality Management Framework to deliver improved customer service and internal Right-First Time performance. • Embed Lean manufacturing principles into the Graphic operations to drive enhanced flow and cost efficiencies to support strategic improvement in productivity and margin. • Develop improved organisational flexibility and technical competence to deliver Centre of Excellence for Graphics. • Liaise with both internal management teams and collaborate with European Graphics management to deliver standardisation, performance correlation and innovation in best practice performances. • Experience of managing business and process transformation, including implementation of Lean Principles into a manufacturing environment. • Experience of managing a large to grand format printing process and teams, with knowledge and experience of operating UV and dye sublimation processes. • Experience of colour management and RIP software (Fiery/Egosoft are an advantage), together with knowledge of media / laser cutting within finishing operations. • Exceptional managerial and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively. • Strong communication skills and the confidence to develop effective internal relationships with departmental stakeholders and European Graphics Managers. • Team player who upholds the company values with a high level of motivational capability.