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0207 838 9695
0121 233 1522
0160 687 0017
0141 647 6688
Quality Controller
Location: North West Sector: Print
Reference: J1662 Sub-Sector: Print Management
Contact: Neil Pearson Telephone: 0141 647 6688
Job Spec
Attends any client meetings (e.g. pre-production) as necessary.
Establishes high quality standards for all Production processes, workflows and client deliverables.
Ensures high quality standards in all production client deliverables.
Operational Excellence

Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high quality basic to intermediate level Artwork, effectively using industry standard software, tools, and Prepress and Print techniques.
Performs assigned tasks within the overall Production workflow and assigned budget, according to:
Work order specifications,
Industry and Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s),
the Company’s high quality standards, and
The client’s Brand guidelines and standards.
Ensures client project team has most current information about the status of the assigned project(s) by logging and maintaining in project tracking system (e.g. ONE!) accurate records of:
Project plan (sub-project or task) information
Time dedicated to specific project(s)
Quality issues
Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in reports, tools, processes and assigned tasks.
Employee Experience

Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business; listens and values the opinions of others.
Is an effective team member; supports the team by pitching in at any level and effectively working across the organization to meet the needs of the business.
Takes ownership of personal actions and outcomes; encourages and empowers others to do the same.
Embraces change; maintains an open mind and is flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity and change.
Focuses efforts on achieving SMART objectives aligned to the Company’s Strategic Imperatives.
Proactively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities.
Monitors and pursues upward and lateral growth opportunities to enhance expertise and drive career development.

Supports Company’s profitability efforts by focusing on ensuring the appropriate quality standards of the completed Production activities against the original client specifications.

May perform other duties, as needed, to meet the needs of the business.
Overall Job Summary:
Ensures agreed upon quality standards are met in final layouts for basic to intermediate Production assignments. Under the direction of the client project team executes digital and analogue techniques to confirm final product meets quality standards and complies with client’s/printer technical specifications. Ensures Production team achieves published on-time delivery, ENCP, and/or INCP Production requirements.

Qualifications / Requirements:
Education & Certifications

Secondary School (e.g. High School) Diploma, General Education Degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job.
Computer Graphics Certification preferred.

Experience in Graphics Arts industry (e.g. Photo or Design Studio/Agency environment) or related field in manufacturing (i.e. Printing, Pre-Press) a plus.
Skills & Abilities

Basic knowledge of the Company’s products, solutions and services a plus.
Basic understanding of the market and business environment that affects the assigned clients as it applies to functional area.
Basic understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends.
Basic to proficient in photo and color manipulation techniques and processes such as:
Color separations
Color conversion (e.g. RGB-CMYK ) and correction
Profiling (e.g. Press)
Trapping and bleeding of imagery
Basic to proficient in Pre-press and Print production techniques and processes such as:
Color separation pertaining to specific printers
Trapping, Bleeding, Stepping
Color rotation
File resolution
Raster Image Processing (RIP)
Basic to proficient in Pre-media and/or Creative Services and solutions.
Good people, organizational, and analytical skills (including attention to detail).
Good verbal and written communication skills
Basic to proficient Computer Software (SW) Skills:
Apple Mac equipment and operating systems
Overall Business SW (e.g. MS-Office Suite)
Specific Functional SW (e.g. Abode Design Suite, Acrobat plus QuarkXpress; Project Management Software; Agile; or others; etc.)
Ability to interpret concept and/or brand guidelines through to artwork execution (e.g. digital, photographic, etc.).
Ability to develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with peers and colleagues in one or more areas of the organization.
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal clients and/or external clients (e.g. printers, product manufacturers, service providers, and/or clients).
Ability to work well in a team environment, with a moderate degree of supervision, to handle a heavy workload, to prioritize work, and to meet assigned deadlines.

***Please supply CV in word rather than PDF***


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.