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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016

Southern Graphic Systems, Inc Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


The Project Manager (PM) provides support to the customer and SGS account management team and coordinates projects through production.

Essential Functions:

Works closely with the Senior Account Director in producing materials, planning and executing projects to fulfill client expectations.
Reviews all incoming jobs and obtains job specifications from the Senior Account Director, client or printer.
Schedules planning meetings with production when necessary.
Provides creative, constructive ideas and suggestions pertaining to incoming work and offers alternative ways of producing jobs for quality and cost effectiveness.
Determines schedule according to customer needs.

Produces job ticket with detailed instructions for production and enters job into the schedule within one half day of receiving required materials.
Recommends scheduling commitments and estimates amount of time needed in each department.
Prepares material for production.

Informs Senior Account Director if actual production of job deviates from original plan causing additional costs (i.e. additional system work, unforeseen production problems, etc.).
Contacts Senior Account Director or customer when a problem arises that will affect delivery of order.
Handles calls from customers regarding status of work in progress.
Assists customers that come into the plant during a Senior Account Director s absence.
Assist Senior Account Director when billing questions arise.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Minimum of a two-year degree or equivalent experience in the graphic arts industry.
Minimum of two years project management experience in the prepress industry and have experience working directly with clients, buyers, printers, etc.
Good communication skills to serve as an effective liaison between sales, production and customers.
Logical and conceptual thinking skills to correlate job specifications.
A working understanding of computers and computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, Word, etc.).
Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

EOE/AA m/f/vet/disability

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.