Job title: Production Controller
Reports to: Production Team Leader
Location: Sywell, Northampton
IglooBooks, part of Bonnier Books UK, a major UK publisher and home to 13 imprints, is looking for a production controller.
The job will involve the fulfilment of titles from receipt of files to delivery, working directly with suppliers in the Far East, coordinating schedules, managing specific customer and co-edition print runs and negotiating prices. Therefore, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both in-house departments and external suppliers is essential.
Essential job functions/responsibilities
Project manage your print production projects from the start of the creative process to shipping
Progress chase all files, plotters, approvals and advances from publishing, printers and the studio, to check all files prior to press to ensure that they are quality checked and meet quality standards.
Working towards agreed speed, service and quality targets
Negotiate schedules with print suppliers, component suppliers, studio artworkers and customers to ensure you still meet the expected delivery dates.
Troubleshoot where necessary on schedule delays or file problems until they are successfully resolved.
Ensure our database is continually updated with the correct key milestone dates paying particular attention to the completion dates
Negotiate print and additional marketing costs with the printer
Ensure you are complying with the safety standards and managing suppliers to ensure they meet those safety standards and test products where appropriate
Work with our suppliers to ensure quality standards are met without jeopardising the schedule
Manage workflows and identify ways to continually improve processes
Ensure your final product meets Igloo’s quality and standards
Work as an enthusiastic and cooperative team player with colleagues
Communicate effectively to provide first-rate customer service for internal and external contacts
Skills & Experience
Bonnier Books UK is committed to building a diverse workforce through positive action. Currently, Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic employees are under-represented in our workforce and we actively encourage applicants from these groups. For further information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan here.
Working with a team of passionate, talented people
Internal learning and development programmes
Career Development opportunities
Fun social events
Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 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.
For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk