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GRAPHIC PRINT MANAGER

 

Reporting to the Director, Innovation and Best Practices, the GRAPHIC PRINT MANAGER will be responsible for but, not limited to, the following:

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Lead all production and print activities for Aurora and our subsidiary companies (with a focus on labelling and secondary packaging)
  • Maintain production schedules for print
  • Maintain brand consistency/ensures compliance with corporate branding standards across multiple channels
  • Collaborate closely with many stakeholders across the company including: marketing, industrial design and regulatory affairs
  • Execute on concepts and projects initiated by the design and marketing teams
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Communicate with our various printers
  • Take ownership of internal and external printing process quality/output
  • Maintain working knowledge of our wide range of printers, their consumables and technical limitations
  • Work closely with label coordinator to make sure files are accurate/compliant/consistent across printers
  • Performance and incident tracking / reporting
  • Plan, assign and adjust production priorities to meet daily, weekly and monthly demands responding to trends
  • Direct development of new processes, equipment, suppliers and products and advise on best production practices and process improvements with goals of improved quality, cost and delivery.
  • Establish procedures, monitor and report against quality, safety and compliance goals based on best practices
  • Provide input and assistance to employees and management team on technical issues, problems and potential resolutions on a timely manner

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and have an understanding of graphic design principles and industry standard software including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) on a PC & Mac platform
  • Knowledge of pre-press setups, printing and publishing processes
  • Knowledge of best practices and specifications for traditional and digital advertising (including social media)
  • Ability to effectively manage workflow in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated to maintain and improve design standards
  • Willing to listen to feedback and incorporate suggestions in order to improve
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma; preferably in graphic design
  • 3-5 years in managerial role
  • High level of proficiency in In-Design and Illustrator
    • Specifically doing pre-press checks (overprint, separations preview etc.)
  • Experience working in a high volume print shop
    • Setting up jobs, quality control etc.
  • Experience working with remote teams is an asset
  • Working in a highly regulated industry considered an asset – pharma, food etc.
  • Knowledge of digital print production techniques and materials, plus experience with management of and negotiation with external agencies and deliverables
  • Include all press specifications in mechanical files: marks, registration, gain curves, profiles

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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