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Production Controller (1 year FTC Maternity Cover)

  • Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
  • Sywell
  • Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
  • Sywell

Job title: Production Controller

Reports to: Production Team Leader

Location: Sywell, Northampton

Imprint: IglooBooks

Department: Production

General summary

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

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 & Experience

  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills as well as a can-do attitude
  • Project/Category Management experience over several projects
  • Experience in solution finding/trouble shooting
  • Attention to detail whilst still managing multiple projects
  • Product awareness and looking out for quality issues
  • Excellent in MS Office – Excel; analysis of data, Outlook; managing emails, tasks and reminders
  • Safety testing experience beneficial but not essential

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.

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 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

Aleksandra Chudoba | Contact Person

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