Declan P. Cunningham
Well rounded individual with knowledge in digital printing/4 color process printing/variable data printing as well as PMS conversions and branding guidelines. Extensive project management skills, checking product specifications, improving efficiency and processes, and meeting client requirements. Accountable for the overall quality and timelines of the production of all marketing materials for the various entities under the Access Group.
Problem Solving Skills
SENIOR PRINT PROJECT MGR AT SANOFI BRIDGEWATER NJ
Responsible for all print and digital marketing materials which entails daily updates of sharepoint trackers, print packaging, communicating with MLR and PRC and ZINC submissions + The coordination of art and files for packaging, marketing materials, uploads form outside agencies + Responsible for the on-boarding of jobs for the Sanofi Internal agency and the tracking of ALL projects + Work with marketing to on board print/digital projects + Manage post-approval activities: print production, inventory management and control, fulfillment, and field distribution access + Manage distribution center vendor relationships ensuring inventory is current, compliant, and available as approved by the PRC + Balancing competing objectives to ensure deliverables are on time and within budget Partner with regulatory affairs and regulatory operations to ensure 2253/OPDP submissions are complete prior to use of promotional materials + Effectively communicate to a diverse audience at multiple levels + Ability to effectively manage cross- functional + Communicate with all internal entities necessary to secure information for managing artwork + Experience with the process for all printed packaging components + Collaborate with package department to confirm accurate specifications is aligned with the artwork and key stakeholders + This position must develop a strong working knowledge of the review process and the electronic review committee program + Attention of complicated details in all aspects of creative and print production + Extensive experience of graphic arts software programs (for Macintosh operating systems) systems (Zinc, eBUY, SAP) + Work closely with brand managers, print buyers and Materials Manager to produce highly effective marketing programs and marketing materials + Manage involvement for budget, production timelines, with brands and materials manager + Pull reports from various platforms to create one complete document for weekly status review + Provide benchmarked estimates for financial placeholder to expedite budget approval
SENIOR PRODUCTION MGR. at The Access Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ 10 years 4 months
Managed each-and-every project from inception to completion. This entailed the print production specifications for all printed materials from within the agency. Extensive knowledge of the 4 color process PMS color conversions, paper specifications and branding guidelines. Primary liaison between the creative teams, traffic and outside vendors for scheduling, budgets, and specific print components for all brands.
+ Improvement of revenues and estimating process for all 5 entities/companies.
+ Partner relationships with pharmaceutical companies approved vendors/printers.
+ Effectively scope projects, define deliverables, and identify tasks the necessary tasks to deliver projects in line with requestor expectations.
+ Knowledge of printing on different substrates etc.
+ Improvement in customer services and customer satisfaction.
+ Manage corrective actions
+ Delivery of marketing materials for POA meetings
+ Relationship negotations with internal account mangers.
+ Use of third party vendors estimating systems and software knowledge.
+ Key account management responsibilities Takeda/AstraZeneca/ Bayer
+ Ensure accuracy and effectiveness for “samples” sent to client. SENIOR
at Cline,Davis & Mann Princeton NJ 10-15-04 to 9-07
Responsible for creative solutions resulting in over 200 thousand dollars in cost savings realized for CDM-Princeton. Assisted in development of inventory database to manage more than 50 different preprinted pieces allowing for more effective “gang-purchasing” of materials that saved the client a substantial amount of money. Responsible for all direct-mail campaign that encompassed (3) separate premium items that entailed a rate of return of more than 150% for drug sample orders. The client was so overwhelmed with this response rate that we (CDM) were contracted to produce 4 more additional direct mail pieces for Activella. Renegotiated existing contracts to provide rebates against increased volumes and more flexible terms for contract revisions or terminations for Client. Responsible for the training and orientation of 2 additional production managers to the CDM Princeton roster.
+ Right-hand person to the Director Of Operations.
+ Proven success in building relationships with outside vendors as well as working effectively with diverse groups on all levels.
+ Responsible for Ordering proofs and coordinate approvals with Senior designers and account executives.
+ Responsible for daily client contact, strategic input into development of revised contact strategies and new creative development. PROJECT
at The Marra Group Pluckemin, NJ 2002 – 2004
Lead person on all marketing projects as well as provide tactical input in the design on all projects. Responsible for direct contact with art directors, copy writers, color retouchers and ensure project goals and requirements are met. Responsible for schedules, daily project priorities for the production team based on strategic initiatives and deadlines. Responsible for the preparation of weekly hot-job assignments as well as prepare and present proposals, status reports and other information to senior management. I serve as a resource for team members to address project challenges and conflict resolution
+ Point person for all print marketing materials for Household Financial Group(Billion Dollar Company.
+ Orchestrate weekly project meetings with account managers
+ Managed the resolution of all unexpected and unplanned issues during the printing process as well as responsible for trafficking jobs through the shop
Trigensis/Medi- Media Chatham, NJ 2001 – 2002
Handled multi-versioned direct marketing and print campaigns for Clients including Pharmacia and Schering Plough. Set up procedures for interfacing with Client-side purchasing departments. Developed Vendor Tour Program which brought staff on-site for DM education and the printing process.
+ Produce print schedule with special attention to providing customer service to advertisers
+ Act as liaison with editorial, advertising sales department and printers
+ Budget management and Financial Management of all print/marketing material PRODUCTION
Communications Parsippany, NJ 2000 – 2001
Managed each-and-every project from inception to completion. This entailed the print production specifications for all printed materials from within the agency. Handled multi-versioned direct marketing and print campaigns.
+ Responsible for print production and launch of Exelon (Alzheimer Drug), as well as 5 drugs for Aventis
+ Coordinate workflow with outside vendors to ensure timely delivery of printed products such as inserts, (CDs and DVDs) and collateral material
+ Produce print schedule, with traffic managers
+ Assist ad sales department in correct placement of advertisements and inserts in each issue through close contact with assorted printers. EDUCATION
MANAGEMENT (B.B.M) from the University Of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. Specialization: Psychology and Business Marketing
Soccer Scholarship for Mens Soccer team