Print Specialist

Job Title Print Specialist
Closing October 17th, 2019
Location UK

Do you want to work in a well-established and innovative company? Have you previously worked in Print and Packaging and class yourself as a bit of a Print pro?  ASDA are looking for a Print Specialist to join the team on a fixed-term 12 month basis.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • To deliver a comprehensive in house Print and Colour management service that is fully integrated at every stage of the ASDA Design change process for Packaging
  • To deliver best in class levels of print quality and brand consistency
  • Work with the Asda Team and Creative Agencies to develop right first time creative execution, preventing waste, reducing delay and cost
  • Delivery of print technical input and brand colour control throughout the creative design process
  • Development, execution, updating and communication of Artwork & Repro Guidelines to Artwork Agencies
  • Co-ordinating monthly Ways of Working reviews and reporting for assigned Creative Agency, to drive efficiencies and identify cost saving opportunities
  • Print & Colour training of Creative stakeholders
  • Technical training and support for the Asda team so that they can confidently brief, challenge on quality & performance and challenge on cost
  • Refine ways of working and develop best use of technology
  • Work with the Asda Team and Print vendors to develop Right First Time print ready data, removing waste, delay and cost
  • Delivering Brand Colour Standards and Print Instructions to the Print base that clearly define expected levels of Print execution and performing post-launch in store Print Quality reviews
  • Exploring, validating and promoting Print Solutions/Innovations that remove cost from the supply chain
  • Responsible for supporting the development, consistency and product performance whilst removing cost
  • Ensuring full engagement with stakeholders and delivering Print technical input in line with agreed stage gates within the Packaging implementation process
  • Review, improve and develop new and existing processes and explore best use of latest technologies

 

Key Requirements:

  • Have a good understanding and experience of all print techniques in the production of Packaging and POS (Flexo, Litho, Gravure, Dry-offset, Screen, Digital, Letterpress) and supporting disciplines/technology
  • Have a good understanding of colour management for print, artwork and repro for print
  • Experience in a Packaging Print Technical role
  • The ability to inspire, energise and influence all levels
  • Have excellent attention to detail and decision-making skills
  • Experience of Adobe CS is ideal and MS Office is essential

 

Selection:

This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive business who invest in people. Should you feel that your skills and experience match the specification, please forward your covering letter and CV along with your salary expectations to our team.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 7 days after the closing date, then please assume that your application has not been successful.

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