Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Senior Production Manager known for consistently achieving my mission of bringing the creative and strategic vision of a print project to life in a cost-effective way that does not compromise the budget, schedule or exceptional quality.

  • Dynamics (financial software)
  • Microsoft Teams
  • PROGRAMS: Proficient on electronic routing software (VIA, Hive)
  • Excel at Client service and business emails/correspondence
  • Skilled at establishing timing and hours needed for projects
  • Dedication to quality control
  • Strong Procurement specialist and negotiator
  • Adobe Acrobat
04/2007 to 10/2021
Sr. Production Manager Innerworkings Louisville, KY,
  • Worked in concert with creative teams to create beautifully crafted, strategically on-point print projects within budget and on time.
  • Maintained top-notch quality control standards and eliminated downtime to maximize revenue.
  • Procured millions of dollars worth of print and production related services on behalf of many clients such as (Genentech, Actelion, Myovant Sciences, Biogen, Pfizer), saving them thousands every year by instituting methods that resulted in cost efficiencies with chosen vendors
  • Helped train agency Brand Coordinators in print process
  • Created Production 101 presentation to educate our agencies on print process
  • Formed Link9 Print Task Force to promote print as a proven tactic with our Client's and agency partners
  • Asserted myself into tactical planning meetings in order to recommend appropriate and proven print tactics for Client's yearly projects
  • Brought most up-to-date print technology to our internal Clients for matching print projects
08/2006 to 01/2007
Senior Print Producer General Dynamics Dulles, VA,
  • Provided estimating, specifications, concept feasibility assessments of creative concepts and creative cost saving solutions for Digitas internal Marketing Team & AMEX Direct Marketing Services Group.
  • Attended press checks for color approval, provided procurement services and cost analysis on select AMEX programs
01/2006 to 07/2006
Director of Production Kwikee Warren, NJ,
  • Managed all aspects of print and agency production including
    Negotiation and Procurement of all agency services; cost analysis, estimating
  • Supervised, trained and delegated work to Production/Traffic
  • Worked closely with suppliers to provide superlative quality boutique service to all Clients
07/2005 to 01/2006
Print Production Manager Complex New York, NY,
  • Handled pre-press and print production of all Collateral,
    Ads and Direct Mail pieces
  • Initiated competitive triple bidding & cost analysis for the
    purposes of vendor selection
  • Assumed full responsibility of Production Department for the entire duration of the Production Directors ten-week absence.
08/2004 to 06/2005
Freelance Production Manager Complex Los Angeles, CA,
11/2003 to 07/2004
Freelance Production Manager American Express City, STATE,
  • Initiated cost savings suggestions, which ultimately saved thousands of dollars.
  • Developed and coordinated efforts for the American Express Gift Card Retail and Mall Packaging
  • Worked in concert with Inventory Management, Legal, Risk Management, Marketing and the creative agencies to address the numerous concerns that are inherit on a pioneer pilot program.
  • Planned, coordinated and purchased Point of Purchase, Collateral and Direct Mail materials for American Express(tm)s Travelers Cheque Group.
  • Created pricing grids below budget for AMEX Establishment Services Group. Negotiated gang/combo pricing that had to be lower than Marketing sell cost, which they supplied to their Service Establishments for postcards and direct mail packages.
  • Initiated all estimates; purchase orders, and Executive Cost Summaries.
Education and Training
Expected in
Bachelor of Science: English
SUNY Oneonta - Oneonta, NY
  • Procured millions of dollars worth of print and production related services, saving Clients thousands of dollars by leveraging efficiencies and by utilizing creative solutions in order to realize the creative team's vision in a cost effective manner. Acted as a muse by inspiring creative teams and providing ideas, formats and samples for print projects.
  • Guest Speaker at City College, Brooklyn NY for Production Design Class (2020-2021)
  • Multiple award recipient: Outstanding Performance Award, Hustle Award and Agent of Change Award
  • Managed and created content for the Link9 Production Intern Program as well as managing the interns
  • Trained entry level Project Managers in relation to print process

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