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Manager, Print Production, Channel

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: Cupertino
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications.

In Print Production, we bring creative concepts to life in multiple print mediums. As the Manager of Print Production, Channel, you will bring a positive attitude and are a dedicated leader who can amplify, motivate and grow a high-performing team.

We are key partners in producing 2D elements on behalf of Apple. Our goal is to deliver work that exceeds the exacting visual standards of one of the most beloved and empowering brands in the world. We produce a range of work includes, but is not limited to, pre-press, packaging, large corporate event graphics, collateral projects, advertising, retail window and in-store graphics, signage, gift cards, and premiums.

Key Qualifications

  • We thrive on engaging with others, flourish with bringing teams together and lead with inclusivity and a collaborative spirit
  • You will identify, maintain and mentor top talent and create an environment in which the team can contribute at the highest level and provide leadership by ensuring that values, processes, and expectations are established
  • You excel at establishing rapport, credibility and influence across multiple teams and partners to get results
  • Our team values exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills
  • We develop direct relationships with key suppliers negotiating the best quality and value along with researching vendors and new processes in order to optimize value and innovation
  • You'll be responsible for strategically analyzing, refining and implementing processes, streamlining workflows, balancing resource workload and overall objectives for the team, including resourcing, job tracking, quality assurance and critical issue resolution

Description

10+ years relevant print production management experience within a creative agency or production environment including a minimum 4-7 years of growing managerial responsibilities

Experience leading a team of production professionals and are known for coaching, training and career development

Deep print production expertise, strong purchasing and project management skills and a genuine love of taking on the challenge of maintaining schedules and budgets for all pre-press and printed materials on various substrates

Expert-level color analysis skills and extensive experience working pre- press in RGB and CMYK with an eye towards quality and detail

You thrive on learning and bring your deep understanding and expertise in image creation from CGI and photography through retouching approval and final file delivery

You have the ability to interpret the best resolution and workflow outcomes from complex files scenarios

Strong ability to facilitate creative art direction, ensuring accurate interpretation and follow-through on multiple assets and versions

Functional ability in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to accurately assess imagery and application for various project scenarios

You have in-depth familiarity with large and small format litho and inkjet printing, dye-sublimation, and specialty finishing techniques

Extensive on-press experience and expertise in all aspects of 2D production

You are comfortable establishing specs, estimating and/or competitively bidding all projects, maintaining budgets; communicating any obstacles that would require additional funding; conducting negotiations with suppliers as necessary

Domestic and international travel, often at short notice, is one of the most exciting aspects of this job.

Education & Experience

Bachelors Degree Preferred

Keywords: Apple Inc., Cupertino , Manager, Print Production, Channel, Other , Cupertino, California

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