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Print Buyer

Job title: Print Buyer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Minneapolis
Remote: Yes
Reference: 448310
Contact name: Hallie Nelsen

Job description

This is a W2 contract opportunity
Duration: 11-12 months
Hours: 40/week
Pay: $30/hr - $38/hr

  • Manages the production of all pre-designed In-Store Marketing (ISM), including headers, info signs, backer paper, and other items handed off from the Print and Design team.
  • Directs the specification and quality of print and manufacturing by managing all mechanical and color proofing as well as conducting press checks for specified ISM.
  • Requests estimates from vendors when necessary, obtaining multiple estimates when time allows.
  • Recommends new materials and production processes.
  • Coordinates with Cross Functional Team (CFT) and vendors to maintain print production timelines in conjunction with established processes to meet group objectives.
  • Confirms specs for all elements: sizes, dyelines, materials, production processes.
  • Manages production budget and keeps CFT informed on variances. • Follows best methods for quality control from concept through production. • Understands store formats, materials, hardware, signholders and other marketing elements.
  • Monitor hardware catalog to ensure all active parts are contained.
  • Maintains strong partnerships with creative teams, key external vendors and cross-functional team.
  • Ensure code compliance is upheld.
  • Seeks creative solutions to overcome obstacles and/or problem solve with team as needed.
  • Supports team strategies, goals and objectives.
  • College degree or equivalent
  • 3-7 years experience in buying or producing print or manufacturing products
  • Understands print and manufacturing of 2 and 3D elements
  • Ability to critically view color
  • Understands global industry, emerging materials and printing techniques
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to navigate a large organization
  • Self-starter who can prioritize workload with the ability to multitask
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, think critically and communicate effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to be calm under pressure and think quickly on your feet
  • Ability to embrace ambiguity (even be energized by it!)
  • Ability to work well with process and procedure and help define when needed
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with partners
  • Strong PC skills - Microsoft Office, Slack and Zoom
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (lookups, etc.)
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