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Job definitions

  • Job Title: Pre-Press/Repro Manager
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Reports to: Operations Manager/General Manager/Managing Director

Job Purpose:

To manage the Pre-Press Department meeting customer delivery and quality expectations whilst maximising production performance, minimising operating costs and continuously improving the department’s service levels to the factory/unit.

Scope:

Financial

  • Staff Numbers Under 15
  • Medium £5 to £25 million
  • Large £25 million and over

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the department to optimise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising waste and ensuring customer expectations for quality and delivery are achieved and production schedules are met
  • Manage continuous improvement in the key aspects of departmental performance and production performance through improved tooling and adoption of best practice techniques
  • Ensure external suppliers of materials and tooling are co-ordinated effectively and meet expected specifications/tolerances and schedules
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of customer supply chains with particular reference to the repro/design process in order to improve operational efficiency and customer service
  • Establish compliance with safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Recruit, develop, motivate and manage a pre-press team that maximises its performance potential and meets current and future business needs
  • Control resource expenditure for labour, direct expense and consumables within the approved budget for the department and provide early indications of any potential variances in order to assist the overall business forecasting

Qualifications

Educational and Professional

  • Graduate Calibre or similar through experience/vocational qualification

Knowledge, Skill, Experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience of management/supervision in a unionised manufacturing environment
  • Analytical techniques
  • Continuous improvement techniques
  • Awareness of Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment legislation/standards
  • Quality management systems
  • Team building
  • Recruitment and training skills
  • People management skills
  • Budget management/cost control awareness
  • Management of customer/supplier relationships
  • Project management and problem solving
  • Numerical/verbal reasoning skills