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Job title : Producer (Retail / Shopper Marketing)
Function : Creative Services & Production Delivery
Professional experience : Experienced
Parent Brand : Leo Burnett Group
Brand : Leo Burnett
Agency : Leo Burnett USA
Country : United States
Location : Chicago
job description:
PRODUCER – RETAIL / SHOPPER MARKETING

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Supports the production team in providing the highest quality service that meets the expectations and standards of Leo Burnett Group staff and clients. Works with Business Leadership, Creative, and Project Management to create feasible and cost-effective solutions for our clients. Manages multiple projects independently and supports his/her supervisor in managing more complex projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Initial project assignment: Participate in initial concept meeting to obtain accurate and complete specifications on projects from creative and account.
• Managing bids: Obtain accurate and complete written competitive bids from approved vendor lists and provide quotes to traffic team; write and issue purchase orders with supervisor’s signature of approval.
• Project execution: Coordinate all production aspects of a job from film through packing, shipping or mailing on assigned projects, including assisting in color approvals and attending press okays; assure quality and timely delivery of all projects.
• On-going communications: Communicate any changes in specifications, costs, deliveries, etc., on a timely basis, in writing to appropriate staff (account, project management).
• Managing up: Keep supervisor informed of current workload, problems, etc.
• Production expertise: Attend seminars and trade shows to stay current with the latest industry developments; investigate and recommend new suppliers to Supervisor.
• Mentoring: Assign and supervise any special projects for reprints or small 1-color jobs given to junior level team members.

REQUIREMENTS:
• College degree with at least 2 years of 4-color print production experience
• Firm understanding of the printing process (i.e. web, digital, silk screen, flexo, litho) and various print deliverables (i.e. direct mail, packaging, POS)
• Experience with photo shoots
• Experience with high-volume print production experience (circular experience a plus)
• Pre-press background a plus
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and In-design)
• Excellent communications, organizational and mathematical skills.

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