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Production Controller

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019
  • Northampton
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019
  • Northampton

Igloo Books is looking for a production controller to join the team in Northampton. Igloo Books is part of Bonnier Books UK — a major publisher home to 14 imprints.

The production controller is responsible for fulfilment of titles from receipt to delivery, liaising with international suppliers, coordinating production schedules, managing print runs and negotiating prices.

Essential job functions/responsibilities

  • Project manage production projects from initial concept to shipment and delivery.
  • Manage files, plotters, approvals and advances from in-house departments and check all files prior to publication for quality assurance.
  • Ensure all outgoing products meet Igloo Books standard of quality.
  • Negotiate and manage schedules with stakeholders, including print and component suppliers, art studios and buyers.
  • Work within the agreed deadline and quality targets.
  • Actively troubleshoot delays and problems.
  • Update the production database with key milestone and completion dates.
  • Ensure in-house teams and suppliers comply with safety standards, including product testing where appropriate.
  • Manage competing deadlines and workflows while identifying ways to improve processes.
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner with both in-house and external stakeholders.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment — I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun — brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives."
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done — which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."

Skills & Requirements

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrable project management experience.
  • Organisation and time-management skills.
  • Able to deal with problems in a calm and timely manner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • An understanding of the Igloo Books product mix.
  • Competent using the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Outlook.
  • Safety testing experience is beneficial but not essential.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 14 adult and children’s imprints we publish across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference — we believe every book matters.

Igloo Books is an imprint of Bonnier Books UK dedicated to the principles of quality, value and outstanding service.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

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