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Production Director  
  posted: July 18, 2014
 Offered by: 
Walter Foster Publishing/Quarto Publishing Group USA
 Benefits: 
Health, Dental, 401K
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
Irvine, CA
 Requirements: 
Walter Foster Publishing, located in Irvine, is seeking a Production Director to actively manage all phases of book and ancillary product production. This position is responsible for the timely and cost-effective printing, binding, and delivery of books that meet company quality standards. They will communicate with all domestic and foreign suppliers to supply book printing and binding services.

Key Results Areas
A. Secures printing and binding services from domestic and foreign suppliers.
1. Prepares bid specifications (print type, book size, etc.).
2. Solicits quotes for each book.
3. Negotiates with suppliers to obtain the best rates while providing a high standard of quality.

B. Coordinates reprint needs along with the Inventory Control Manager.
1. Contacts original book printer to set-up another print run of an existing book.
2. Negotiates reprint rate with printer.
3. Ensures prompt printing and delivery of the reprint.
4. Instructs design and production staff of reprint changes as needed.

C. Maintains a good business relationship with suppliers and communicates during all phases of the book printing process including printing, delivery, and invoicing.
1. Responsible for communicating all deadlines to the printer.
2. Remains in constant contact with the suppliers to ensure books are printed, bound, and delivered on time.

D. Manages purchase orders and approves vendor invoices.
1. Compares original estimate with invoice costs.
2. Resolves any discrepancies with the supplier.

E. Maintains and updates production schedules and department reports. Communicates any changes.

F. Supervises two employees.

Position Specifications - Required
A. Minimum Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
 Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in making decisions.
 Thorough understanding of 4-color printing, electronic pre-press, and all current printing processes and materials.
 Very good oral and written communication skills.
 Negotiation skills.
 Good math and budgeting skills.
 Strong computer skills.

B. Education and Experience
 Three-five years’ experience in publishing with print-buying experience.
 Minimum of Technical school degree in Graphic Arts or Print Production, or equivalent work experience.
 Experience in buying components and book plus manufacturing as well as a working knowledge of Consumer Product Safety Commission Rules are a plus.
 About Our  
Company: 
For more information about Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA, please visit www.walterfoster.com. Quarto Publishing Group USA is dedicated to producing high quality illustrated and narrative books, calendars, journals and gift products in a variety of subjects, ranging from self-sufficiency and country living to cooking, pop culture and home & garden. We strive to deliver authoritative, entertaining content in an attractive but affordable printed package that delights and inspires consumers.

Quarto Publishing Group USA offers a competitive salary, generous benefits package and 401(k) with company match. Full time benefit offerings may include:

Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
Personal Time Off
Holidays
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Long Term Care insurance
Life Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
AD&D
401(k)
Roth 401(k)
Flexible Spending Plans (Health Care, Dependent Care, Commuter)

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to:
hr@quartous.com

No phone calls, please.
 Contact: 
Hiring Manager
 E-mail: 
 Address: 
Position must be located in Irvine, California
 Special  
Instructions: 
For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to:
hr@quartous.com

No phone calls, please.
Job #  10875
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