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Manager -- Printing/Finishing Departments

Location:Johannesburg, Bedford Gardens
Job level:Mid/Senior

Job description

Manufacturer of notebooks, folders, mouse-pads and other paper-based products for the promotional gift industry requires a manager to lead its printing and finishing depts.

Key competencies:
  • Passionate about getting things done right, first time, every time.
  • Ability to plan, organise, direct and critique the work of employees producing printed materials.
  • Ability to determine the least expensive method of producing printed materials.
Outline of Key Performance Areas:
  • Work with the graphic design department to ensure the integrity of the client's design and manage project quality.
  • Set deadlines and monitor quality and cost of items produced
  • Oversee production specs, schedules, budgets and quality of production.
  • Direct the cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair of equipment.
  • Manage external technicians on-site.
  • Manage jobs given to external contracted printers.
  • Ensure materials and inks and procured timely.
  • Efficient use of raw materials.


Minimum Skills and Knowledge Required:
  • Two years' supervisory experience in the printing trade. 
  • Proficiency in English is critical.
  • Above average communication, email and telephone skills.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to work extended hours/shifts and weekends as required from time to time.
  • Knowledge of standard practices, materials, processes and equipment used in digital litho printing and eco printing.
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices used in the calculation of printing costs.
  • Knowledge of the papers, inks and other supplies used in digital litho printing and eco printing.

Posted on 10 May 08:23

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