Print Account Manager (Client Services Specialist)

    • Fond du Lac, WI

Fond du Lac, WI, USA Req #10134

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Print Account Manager (Client Services Specialist)
Gannett Publishing Services/Action Printing
Fond du Lac, WI

This print position serves as the key liaison between clients and Action Printing to create a seamless workflow that exceeds customer expectations. Primary responsibilities include: project management, job planning, scheduling and creative problem solving. This position seeks to exceed the customer experience through outstanding service, a positive attitude, a sense of urgency, clear communications and the utmost professionalism in all interactions.This candidate must have the knowledge and ability to:

• Accurately, completely and consistently enter a print job into production within 24 hours of receipt of Client's files and order documentation.

  • Meet with customers off-site when as required.
  • Direct account responsibility: The Account Manager makes the final decisions as to whether a customer's job is up to print industry standard and customer standards. The Account Manager works with production staff to meet the customer requirements and resolve any issues that arises.
  • Communicate effectively with Clients, sales representatives and manufacturing personnel concerning Client requirements.
  • Understand, document and communicate Client requirements, specifications & expectations including quantity, quality, schedule and delivery and any others of importance to the Client.
  • Interact with scheduling and shipping on delivery requirements.
  • Inspect, verify and document incoming Client material to ensure conformance to planned requirements.
  • Communicate with planning and Client if received material does not conform to planned requirements.
  • Communicate with Client if received material does not conform to planned requirements.
  • Communicate manufacturing and scheduling limitations to Clients.
  • Document all communications with Clients, sales representatives and manufacturing personnel regarding changes to job requirements.
  • Process print jobs for billing within 24 business hours of receipt from shipping department.
  • Maintain and develop Clients by:
  • Communicating all schedule, material, quality and delivery information to the Client within 4 hours of receiving such information from planning, scheduling or manufacturing.
  • Determining and fulfilling Client requirements not stated in contract requirements or job specifications.
  • Document and bill for alterations requested by the Client.
  • Maintaining a professional demeanor in the face of any and all pressure.
  • Seeking information from Client that may lead to other sales opportunities.
  • Deal with difficult Client situations and complaints successfully.
  • Communicate sales opportunities to Sales Representatives.
  • Characteristics of products that fit Action Printing.
  • Characteristics of products that are most profitable for Action Printing
  • Preferred job layouts, color combinations and quality levels
  • Understand basis (budgeted hour cost rates and performance standards) for company profitability


Prepress work:

  • Working knowledge of Electronic Work Flow System
  • Working knowledge of file preparation for accurate output
  • Understanding pagination and RIP functions
  • Working knowledge of most accepted software Microsoft Suite and Adobe PDF.
  • Production of hard copy and digital proofs
  • Inspection of proofs for review prior to and after Client "sign-offs"


Presswork:

  • Production requirements and capabilities of each press in the plant including:
  • paper requirements & limitations
  • press sheet and finished sheet sizes
  • color capabilities
  • register characteristics
  • dot gain characteristics
  • Press and Quality Check Procedures - Be available to OK press start-up/proofs


Binding:

  • Common binding methods.
  • Production requirements and capabilities of Action's equipment.
  • characteristics of binding types including glue, perfect, wire, comb and other binding and finishing capabilities present in the plant.
  • Bindery Quality Check Procedures - Be available to OK bindery start-up/proofs


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