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Director - Print Production & Manufacturing

Company: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Disney Publishing Group, a division of Disney Publishing Worldwide, is a leading vertical publishing house focused on bringing the best in kids, young adult and adult books to audiences around the globe.

Our ongoing commitment to quality, innovation and diverse representation is reflected in the breadth of our publishing list, which spans a variety of genres, categories, franchises, and imprints - including Hyperion Kids, Hyperion Avenue, National Geographic, ESPN, Andscape, Disney Press, Marvel Press, and Lucas Press.

The Director, Print Production & Manufacturing will be responsible for the global manufacturing aspects for all physical books under Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), releasing -400 new titles annually in addition to approximately 1200 reprints.

The Director will be responsible for leading a team of 11, while managing relationship between Disney and its distributors, vendors, printers as well as third logistics teams to ensure the on-time delivery of printed and bound books ready for pick up by the logistics team. This role will also drive global co-print opportunities with DPW's international licensee base and will works with the publishing editorial and design team to guide in the selection of printing specifications to address production challenges.

Responsibilities :

  • Oversees production workflow and ensures files are submitted to printers on time and in accordance with specific printing instructions
  • Oversees pre-press process (in-house and outsource)
    • Reviews color and images on key titles with creative team and printing vendors using specially calibrated monitors (delivers to design team)
    • Manages vendor contracts/quotes
      • Manages competitive quoting printing process
      • Awards printing jobs to third-party vendors
      • Manage vendor contracts with Strategic Sourcing to achieve optimal terms
      • Manages relationship with printers and resolves any issues that arise, while also partnering with Accounting, Finance, Legal and Creative teams as needed.
      • Daily interaction with a myriad of internal teams to create printer ready files
      • Reviews advance copies of printings and instructs printers to release from bindery
      • Provides and/or reviews manufacturing cost estimates for acquisition P&Ls
      • Represent Production team at executive level meetingsAccountable For:
        • Manufacturing estimates for project acquisition P&Ls
        • PPB (paper, printing, and binding) costs
        • Delivery dates of printed and bound books for pick up by logistics team according to manufacturing schedules
        • Donation and returns strategy
        • International Co-Prints
        • Reviewing and processing manufacturing invoices for payment
          Basic Qualifications :
          • Solid experience leading a large experienced production team through the physical book production process in a wide range of formats, graphics, and color
          • Background partnering with both domestic and overseas vendors
          • Solid negotiating, influencing, and communication skills; demonstrating the ability to handle conflicts as they arise with professionalism and calm demeanorDemonstrating a depth of experience with:
            • Leading Book Production/Manufacturing in a high-volume operation.
            • Managing and maintaining a diverse, bi-coastal team to deliver high quality product in a timely manner
            • Partnering with Strategic Sourcing to secure best pricing contracts for both components and finished goods
              Required Education :
              • Undergraduate degree with 10+ years of progressive print production/manufacturing experience, demonstrating extensive knowledge in the areas described below:
                • Manufacturing process
                • Paper specifications and sourcing
                • Product components
                • All applicable safety and quality regulations
                  Additional Information :
                  This job is located in Orlando, FL.
                  Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.

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