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Printing Press Operator

Print Specialist wanted immediately: APPLY HERE

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Description

Reporting To: Client Manager, and also expected to adhere to instruction from the Company’s Management.

To perform the duties and tasks of a buyer by responding to and following up on queries relating to print within the client and ensuring on time quote and job delivery. To monitor and oversee the use of systems and procedures, ensuring a trouble-free workflow, with specific attention to promoting Point’s procurement systems within the clients’ staff and suppliers. Based at client site.

Key Responsibilities

To ensure all processes of Point’s procurement system are adhered to since we are a system Info Company – Please see the detailed process below
Through communication with Client and suppliers, offer a service to provide a smooth workflow and ensure deadlines are met
To take a brief from client, spec flat print and POS elements and offer solutions to cost save and innovate
Ensure that estimates go out to tender to suppliers whose core competency is to produce what has been spec’ed, quotes sent to Client, orders are placed on time, finalising of job on Point’s procurement system
To maintain the suppliers list ensuring all information is updated
Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials, specifically the proof printer
To develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of print buyer on an ongoing basis
Perform other routine tasks as assigned and as requested by managementPoint’s procurement process:
Opening of projects & inviting team members (Agency and Client)
Inputting specs and sending RFQ (Request for Quote) to Point in the Client account
Inputting specs and sending out RFE (Request for Estimate) in the Point account
Receiving Estimates from supplier and ensure that all is correct
Once all estimates received, choose the best quote and send to Client for approval
Upon receipt Client Purchase Order, order to be placed with supplier from Point account
Requesting of preproduction samples, presenting to client and on sign off, liaising with supplier to action. On POS, liaising with Point in-house Industrial Designers to make sure all is in line before auctioning production
Receive artwork from agency, play out Fogra proof, send to client for approval (proofs MUST be signed by Client)
On approval, send proof and load artwork on Point’s procurement system and share with supplier
Proactively check with supplier to ensure delivery deadlines or distribution is met. Distribution lists to be checked and shared with suppliers on the procurement system
Communicate any change orders first before accepting, if accepted change order to be done in Client account and send to brand manager for acceptance
On delivery and completion of job, orders need to be closed on receipt of PODs on the procurement system
Once Point buyers receive notification of order closure, they need to accept or decline dependant on if they are in agreement or not
Invoices to be accepted and supplier ratings to be done
Post-production samples to be checked for quality and that correct specs were followed, before order closure
Education and Experience

Extensive professional experience in the Print Procurement Industry (POSM, flat-print, 3D, electronic, digital, etc.)
Previous experience within Marketing for an FMCG company, Advertising Agency and or Advertising Production Facility
Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Key Competencies

Organization and planning including effective time management
Prioritising tasks
Building Client and supplier relationships
Team player
Knowledge sharing
Good telephonic and written communication
A thorough understanding of the printing process
A sound knowledge of printing specifications
An understanding of POS elements – i.e. 3D units, standees, floor stands
Ability to work under pressure
Character qualities

Job Type: Full-time. Apply Now

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