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Data Programmer | Direct Mail | Middlesex

Excellent salary & benefits package including pension & generous holidays
01 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

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 or GMC 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 | 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:

  • Data programming using XMPIE and Cygnus
  • 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 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 is an advantage
  • 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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