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Data Programmer – XMPie | Direct Mail | Middlesex

Location
Middlesex
Salary
Excellent salary & benefits package
Posted
23 Mar 2018
Closes
23 Apr 2018
Ref
JPHA15146
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Data Programmer required due to the winning of new clients and rapid business growth. This is a key role for anyone with a strong XMPie background as you will be working for one of the market leaders when it comes to intelligent mailing solutions. Must have a good understanding of the print/mail industry, pre-press processes and highly personalised data driven marketing communications.


Data Programmer – XMPie | Direct Mail | Middlesex | Excellent Salary & Benefits Package


North London based this company is responsible for some of the most effective cross-media direct marketing campaigns ever seen in the UK. In addition to state-of-the-art digital printing and direct mail capabilities they have full in-house print production, finishing and fulfilment capabilities with the ability to source and manage every aspect of a campaign’s print production.


As Data Programmer you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Data Services team with producing jobs, both printed output and online activities
  • Processing, manipulating, cleansing, formatting and presenting data
  • Understanding and documenting each jobs workflow, making recommendations for improvement where appropriate
  • Delivering continual high quality output to meet client deadlines
  • Maintaining regular and ongoing communication channels with the departmental manager and technical lead
  • Compliance with all written company procedures and processes


Key attributes required:

  • Understanding of the print and mail industry
  • Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems
  • Experience working with large sets of data
  • Strong Excel skills, knowledge of data formats and processes (text based data formats; CSV, TXT), SQL, Access and Excel etc.
  • Basic SQL knowledge (MySQL/Microsoft SQL server)
  • Prior experience with data manipulation software such as Cygnus or MatchIT
  • Experience in Direct Mail operations (deduping suppressions, mail sorting (GeMMA), barcoding etc.)
  • Knowledge of print and design tools: InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite etc.
  • Prior experience with VDP composition software such as XMPie, GMC Printnet T
  • Good understanding of scripting and coding principles and experience with basic programming
  • HTML/CSS experience


Outstanding opportunity to build your career with a progressive organisation at the forefront of cutting edge technology.


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