West Midlands

Job summary

Harrison Scott Associates
£Depending On Experience
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

A busy inhouse Print team within a wider organisation is looking for an experienced estimator to join its team. This is a vital part of the operation that supports the organisation with design, print (small and large format digital), and media production.

Main Duties

Estimating and relationships:

  • Use the incumbent MIS to prepare accurate and detailed estimations for basic jobs in a timely manner ensuring accurate commentary is recorded regarding non-compliance, production issues or cost variance.
  • Cross check all print specifications for accuracy against the customer brief and make sure that the most cost and time effective print production and distribution method is utilised ensuring quality is maintained throughout the process. 
  • Liaise with external suppliers ensuring accuracy, quality standards; delivery schedules and value for money are achieved in all dealings with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Work closely with the Account Management Team to ensure a responsive and pro-active service is maintained where all the service level agreements are met. 
  • Assist with the collation of statistics and management information as required.

Pre-production and production:

  • Undertake basic print preparation of artwork and pre-flight checks including the sending out of proofs and liaising with customers on any artwork issues.
  • Assist with the production and planning of workflow taking responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of all print, finishing and distribution machines including basic maintenance and quality adherence.
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained at an appropriate level to ensure the smooth operation of the service.


  • Be flexible and proactively support the work of the team to plan, organise, maintain and deliver activities including the generation and implementation of new initiatives enabling the successful growth and delivery of the service.
  • Be prepared to cover the roles of other team members in their absence where possible.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • Proven practical experience in a similar role within the print industry.
  • Good working knowledge of Print MIS.
  • Good IT skills with working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to support colleagues.
  • Strong team player.
  • Willingness to contribute to evolving the MIS. Outstanding accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of this work with a genuine desire to constantly refine and innovate the system.
  • Be proactive in offering solutions/answers where there may be problems/questions.
  • Good organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to work to targets and deadlines.


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