Profession print studio supervisor

Print production supervisors organise the activity of one or more teams of machine operators in printing, binding of books and finishing of printed materials. They aim to optimise production processes.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Printing materials

    The materials, such as paper, film, metal foils, and glass, on which texts or designs can be transferred by applying ink through direct pressure or with intermediate rollers.

  • Printing media

    Specific techniques related to various printing surfaces such plastics, metal, glass, textiles, wood, and paper.

Skills

  • Oversee quality control

    Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.

  • Consult with editor

    Consult with the editor of a book, magazine, journal or other publications about expectations, requirements, and progress.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Define manufacturing quality criteria

    Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.

  • Meet contract specifications

    Meet contract specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information. Check that the work can be carried out in the estimated and allocated time.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Manage studio resourcing

    This encloses all aspects of studio resourcing, such as the management of the creative staff and monitoring the workload in order to ensure the appropriate staffing levels are maintained.

  • Create manufacturing guidelines

    Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.

  • Answer requests for quotation

    Make up prices and documents for the products that customers may purchase.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Follow safety precautions in printing

    Apply safety and health principles, policies and institutional regulations of working in printing production. Protect oneself and others against such hazards as chemicals used in printing, invasive allergens, heat, and disease causing agents.

  • Follow a brief

    Interpret and meet requirements and expectations, as discussed and agreed upon with the customers.

  • Manage workflow processes

    Develop, document and implement traffic and workflow processes across the company for different functions. Liaise with several departments and services such as account management and the creative director to plan and resource work.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Assess studio production

    Ensure that actors the production cycle possess the right resources and have an achievable production and delivery timescale.

  • Develop manufacturing policies

    Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.

Optional knowledge and skills

negotiate improvement with suppliers sketchbook pro align efforts towards business development produce prepress proof graphic design types of paper digital marketing techniques screen printing process gimp (graphics editor software) produce customised products synfig maintain database liaise with shareholders graphics editor software train employees adobe illustrator set up the controller of a machine offset printing adjust the work during the creative process negotiate terms with suppliers binding technologies proofread text reprography flexography outsourcing strategy printing plate making adobe photoshop digital printing prospect new customers microsoft visio perform project management reproduce documents