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Director of Print Traffic 

Agency Function
18, Traffic

Level of Experience
3, Manager

Job Title: Director of Print Traffic
Department: Production
Reports To: Director of Graphic Services
 

Summary

Responsible for day to day supervision of a program/project ensuring program/project: on strategy, on time and within budget

Responsibilities

• Supervises Traffic Coordinators (Traffic Manager/Project Coordinators)
• Trouble shoots day-to-day problems
• Holds weekly status meeting with staff
• Manages daily tasks
• Oversees trafficking of new business pitches
• Motivates and provide leadership for team
• Manages junior members of the team
• Enforces adherence to quality standards for the team as set forth by the department head
• Fosters innovative solutions
• Identifies short term and long term opportunities
• Manages and development for all junior team members
• Works closely with upper management to identify and suggest solutions on how to improve departmental and team morale
• Keeps abreast of current trends and the latest technological advances
• Aggressively pursues new ways to contribute to overall agency and client profitability.
• Works with department head to set junior team member's goals

Tasks

• Schedules and chairs weekly status meeting with traffic staff
• Assigns members of Traffic team, with Directors, to a project
• Collaborates with departments as needed in creating /revising briefs
• Creates formal schedule; update as needed
• Routes artwork/readers/mechanicals/proofs to team members for review
• Releases mechanicals/colorbreaks/artwork to production
• Helps to facilitate hiring, managing, developing, and promoting junior team members
• Attends interdepartmental briefings
• Keeps supervisor apprised of the status of work


Qualifications

• Must have five years or (equivalent) in traffic
• Be able to organize and prioritize pricing production schedule
• Must have strong interpersonal skills to foster inter-departmental relationships
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Computer literate
• Team builder
• Strong problem solving skills and detail oriented
• Minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent business experience preferred

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