RR Donnelley

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Traffic Manager

at RR Donnelley

Posted: 7/28/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 211966
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Job Description

The Traffic Manager will be part of a creative services/production team that is responsible for managing internal traffic systems, tracking project progress, routing work for review and approval, archiving files and assets and opening and closing projects. This individual will QC and traffic all digital layout files executed by an offshore art production team and making sure that the files are built correctly, that they follow established brand guidelines and are consistent between product families. In addition, this position will support the art production team when capacity requires and be responsible for making last minute fixes and edits to files. This may include some retouching and desktop work if needed. The selected candidate must have experience using the Adobe Creative Suite. Must have a good understanding of pre-press layouts and digital imaging. Candidate must thrive in a professional, creative and fast-paced environment, and be skilled at juggling multiple projects simultaneously within a corporate setting.

 

Responsibilities

Work is typically performed under minimal daily supervision, receiving guidance from manager/supervisor about the work that needs to be completed. Individual must have the ability to exercise high level of discretion and latitude in completing tasks.

 

  • Perform quality control steps for layout files produced by an offshore team
  • Ability to complete some graphic artist tasks such as file edits and revisions in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Quark Xpress
  • Monitors quality, accuracy, and timeliness of all projects to ensure customer commitments are met through production of high quality material that meets customer delivery expectations.
  • Communicate directly with offshore resources for clarifications and trouble shooting
  • Executes creative and graphic concepts in collaboration with assigned team as needed
  • Ability to retouch images that require simple corrections
  • Produces print-ready mechanicals for release
  • Follows projects throughout all stages of print production and/or online deployment
  • Interacts regularly with designers and other team members as needed for completion of assigned projects
  • Solves business challenges through smart production
  • Takes ownership, leads initiatives and successfully executes through all stages of production development on target, on time and on budget
  • Maintains and enhances the client’s identity by working within the corporate Brand Guidelines
  • Understands the client’s design needs and methodology
  • Communicates effectively with peers, senior management and clients across all topics from business to creative
  • Other duties as assigned

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer



Required Skills

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5-7+ years of experience in marketing and/or advertising, with a focus on brand management, project management or comparable experience with progressively expanding responsibilities.

Background in the financial services industry preferred, and/or background in advertising/design agencies.

Well-rounded knowledge of print production, brand development, strategic planning, digital workflow and the design industry.

Must be proactive, collaborative, driven and seek excellence in execution of tasks. 

Complete understanding of the “Big Picture” which allows the individual to make good sound business decisions.

Strong project management skills, organizational skills and time-management skills.

Proven track record with strong and effective customer relationships and solution delivery.

Superior writing, communication and presentation skills, with the ability to listen for understanding.

Self-motivated, independent, creative, energetic, assertive approach.

Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment.

Excellent interpersonal skills; experience and ability to work with cross-functional teams, internally and client-side.

Ability to anticipate needs on behalf of the customer, exhibiting a strategic approach to project management.

Knowledge of administrative software, including Microsoft Office.

Basic working knowledge of design and development skills/software (Adobe Creative Suite, HTML 5, FTP, etc.)

Ability to problem solve, analyze potential solutions and use good sound judgment to make decisions.  Strong attention to detail is required.

Ability to create and work with cross-functional and/or distributed “virtual” teams.

Strong commitment to ensuring quality and exceeding customer satisfaction expectations.

Must have the ability to work independently and within a team structure.

Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, especially in situations involving consensus and team building with strong problem solving skills.

 RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

 



Required Experience

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • College degree or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years of prior art production, preferably in packaging
  • Must be Adobe Illustrator Expert.
  • In addition highly proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and MS Office.
  • Love for the technical side of design
  • Ability to prepare projects for print is essential
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong, technically tight, problem-free mechanicals
  • Ability to set up and organize clean template files that can be adapted to many uses and streamline the production process
  • Proficient knowledge of prepress and printing standards
  • Proficient knowledge of CMYK, RGB, color modes, conversion, tone structure, memory colors, flesh tones and multi-tone files
  • Strong project management skills, organizational skills and time-management skills
  • Ability to produce independently in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn existing and new workflows
  • Organizational skills, adaptability and composure under fire are equally important
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to build and maintain strong and effective customer and internal relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to listen for understanding to execute the work according to the customer’s needs