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PrePress Prodcution MAnager

Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary:
75000
Posted:
November 26, 2018

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John Burke

****-** ******** **

Toronto, ON, M*A 4M7

(416-***-**** cell

ac7sq3@r.postjobfree.com

Printing and PrePress Production Manager with over 40 years of experience in the printing industry

Skills Summary:

Experienced serving as a Production Manager for up to $50M volume Printing or PrePress company

Experienced at supervising up to 50 union employees

Verifiable track record of reducing errors and increased profits

Experienced at implementing ISO standards and procedures for a company of 150 employees

Highly skilled at reducing waste and reorganizing workflows to achieve improved internal operating efficiency

Skilled at budgeting, quoting and estimating of projects up to $250K

Experienced in paper purchasing of stock to over 1MM sheets and above

Extensive experience coordinating multiple faceted projects from conception through completion

Professional Experience:

Southern Graphic Systems (SGSCo) (Toronto, ON) 2015-2018

Project Manager

A Global Graphic company specializing in PrePress services

Manage day to day incoming projects

Directed Colour department in colour retouching

Direct Mac Operators in the daily functions.

Provide PrePress trouble shooting

Liase with End Users and Printers regarding the best approach to complete their projects

Daily production scheduling

Quality Control

Royal LePage Connect Realty Brokerage (Toronto, ON) Ongoing

Real Estate Sales Representative / Emotion Manager

Canada’s leading Real Estate Company

Helping first time buyers attain their dream home

Assisting Home Owners with the sale of their property

Proving Photography to sellers

Provide staging support for sellers

Rayment &Collins. (Markham, ON) 2011

Account Manager

A Graphic company employing 50 people specializing in PrePress services and Offset/Digital printing

Manage day to day incoming projects

Directed Colour department in colour retouching

Direct Designers, Photographers and Mac Operators in the daily functions.

Provide PrePress back up and trouble shooting

Daily production scheduling

Quality Control

Novellus Graphic Resource. (Scarborough, ON) 2008 - 2011

Production Manager

A Graphic company employing 25 people specializing in PrePress services and Flexo Plates to the printing industry as well as Offset printing

Managed the daily operation of the Packaging Department

Directed Colour department in colour retouching

Increased productivity and profitability in department from a 30% error rate to under 2% error rate

Direct Designers, Photographers and Mac Operators in the daily functions.

Provide PrePress back up and trouble shooting

Manage day to day incoming projects

Daily production scheduling

Quality Control

Flex-O-Mark, Inc. (Mississauga, ON) Sept 05 - March 07

Plant Manager

A mid size pressure sensitive Flexo Label Manufacturer with 7 presses

Directed a team of 20 in executing all flexo printing operations

Established databases to track various inventories as well as daily production schedules

Setup work flows for ISO

Streamlined all printing activities to allow for a more efficient workflow through out production

Increased 'On time' deliveries by 90%

Arranged schedules for PrePress and presses for 2 shifts with multiple projects for each Operator during their shift and multiple Operators on each project

Implemented new performance monitoring and employee evaluation programs to establish new production methods and drive efficiency

Negotiated pricing on supplies and consumables

GMF Flexo PrePress, Inc. (Mississauga, ON) Aug 03 - Sep 05

Production Manager

A $10M company employing 50 people and specializing in PrePress services and Flexo Plates to the printing industry

Managed the daily operation of the Packaging Department, including supervising up to 35 Mac, Colour,

QC, Proofing and Customer Service employees

Directed Colour department in colour retouching

Assisted in implementing Opaltone – 7 colour Process Printing – to GMF, and picked all the PMS to Opaltone conversions eliminating the need for Process Black

Conducted cost inventory and workflow analysis of jobs to over $150K and job cost analysis after the projects were completed to determine if quote was accurate or was there unaccounted for extras

Arranged schedules for PrePress, QC and Proofing for 2 shifts with multiple projects for each Operator during their shift and multiple Operators on each project

Implemented a company-wide quality control program including re-writing and implementing all ISO certification documentation and implementing quality control forms and procedures for 5 departments

Developed Training and arranged on-going skills upgrades for 15 operators in the areas of graphic programs, quality control, pre-shift start checks, containment of defects

Increased productivity and profitability in department from a 25% error rate to a 2% error rate

Spearheaded changes in production methods by setting up new forms for job tracking and implementing employee evaluation forms

Provided IT support for 50 employees in a MAC based environment, working on a Windows 2000 server

Astley Gilbert Reproductions (Don Mills, ON) Mar 03 - Aug 03

Offset Production Manager

A $50M company employing 250 people, specializing in offset, digital and white printing

Oversaw daily operations of the offset printing department with a staff of 15

Arranged schedules for pre-press, press and bindery operations

Ordered all paper and supplies; liaised with outside suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials with runs of over 1MM impressions

Served as the main customer contact for all offset jobs, complete docket write up for all offset jobs, checked quote to ensure it matched the customer supplied files

Provided Operator training on programs

Provided all layout forms for printing and bindery

Conducted cost, inventory and workflow analysis

Maintaining internal stock supply of over 1M sheets

Negotiated stock purchases at substantial reduction of cost

Schawk Toronto, formerly Herzig Somerville (Toronto, ON) 1997 - 2003

Packaging Department Supervisor (1998-2003)

A billion dollar global Pre-Press and Design Company with offices in Canada, USA and Asia

Oversaw the shop floor activities which included supervising 50 union employees in the performance of their jobs and ensured adherence to company policies while maintaining good employee relations

Implemented changes in production methods and performance efficiency by setting up new forms for job tracking and implementing employee evaluation forms to track workflow related issues.

Implemented company-wide quality control program; re-wrote and implemented all the ISO certification documentation due to the joining of 3 different certified companies

Arranged on-going skills training for operators in the areas of quality, pre-shift start checks, job hazard analysis, personal protection and containment of defects

Increased productivity and profitability in the department from a 15% error rate to under 5%

Conducted cost, inventory and workflow analysis of projects up to $150K

Chosen from all the divisions to complete a special 12-week project in Asia to evaluate existing manufacturing processes; reported directly to the Vice President, Managing Director, Asia division

Implemented improved Quality Control for all offices locations in Asia

Trained Operators on proper use of Graphic programs and RIPS in Asia

Reduced error rate from over 40% to under 5% in Asia

Customer Service Representative (Mar 97-Mar 98)

Previous Employment:

Production/Operations Manager, TRANSCONTINENTAL DIGITAL SERVICES (Brampton ON) 1996-1997

Production Supervisor, WARD PRESS (Brampton, ON) 1989-1996

Part Owner/Production Manager, STEVEN’S REPRODUCTIONS (Toronto, ON) 1983-1989

Cameraman, THORN PRESS (Toronto, ON) 1980-1983

Education and Training:

College Diploma in Printmaking, St. Lawrence College (Kingston, ON) 1977

Completed courses at the Canadian Pre-Press Institute (Toronto, ON) 1995

Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Communication - winner of multiple awards

Adobe Systems Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Seminars

Flexographic Film Production.

ArtWork Systems various seminars, both in person and WebEx



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