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Print Production Manager

Company: Mareblu Naturals
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout 180SnacksWe're a fast growing company with 60 employees on a mission to change the world of snacks. We dare to think that we can bring better products to the market then Nestle and Frito Lay. We're a small giant with a proven track record of getting placement on major retailor shelves by daring to simply try harder, and truly focus on creating moments of magical delight and sustenance for our customer, whether that be a young professional in the office, or a mother picking snacks for her four kids.

Job Goal/Mission:Within 90 days of the role start date, you should be:

  • Completing day to day tasks and functions required to commercialize new or maintain existing 180Snacks branded and private label products.
  • Leading project teams, assigning individual responsibilities, enforcing accountability and developing/maintaining timelines to ensure timely completion of projects/tasks.
  • Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and contractors to deliver safe, consistent, and most importantly delightful products to our customers in the timeframe required.Objective Key Results (OKR):
  • Support the General Manager in all things packaging project management including collecting project inputs, partnering with stakeholders to secure and validate the necessary inputs to effectively execute the project, managing timelines, routing files for review, approving proofs and attending press checks
  • Support the implementation of packaging changes throughout the organization including timelines, cost assessments, analyzing operational implications, manufacturing coordination, print vendor coordination and creative coordination
  • Assist with packaging budget management including tracking of invoices and accruals
  • Partner with suppliers to ensure quality print expectations and on-time delivery of materials
  • Route packaging files via internal routing tool for approval, assist with issue resolution to keep projects on timeline
  • Create timelines for packaging projects to meet target on-shelf dates to align with company initiatives
  • Partner with internal and external partners including Brand Managers, design agencies and printer vendors to manage artwork development process
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain team to execute packaging sustainability projects
  • Manage internal and external product catalogs
  • Keep an up to date physical and digital library of all products (artwork, proofs, Item #, material codes)
  • Work collaboratively with R&D for the development of prototypes and scheduling of plant trials as needed for projects
  • Work collaboratively with Design for the development of prototypes and scheduling of plant trials as needed for projects
  • Work collaboratively with Printers for the development of prototypes and initial purchase orders
  • Employ effective interpersonal time and resource management skills to complete projects
  • Provide subject matter expertise for the projects managed
  • Initiate new item setups in Deacom ERP, including BOM setup/maintenance
  • Assist in SKU maintenance (discontinued items, Deacom clean up, Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, etc.)
  • Review/approve internal product specificationsTechnical Proficiencies:
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or related field would be helpful but not necessary
    • Proven experience in project management within the CPG industry would be helpful but not necessary
    • Passion for building and launching new items into the world
    • Passion for continuous improvement of processes, automating and reorganizing where possible
    • Can commercialize in about 1/3 of the time most competent people think possible
    • Strong time management, planning and prioritization skills
    • Competent Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
    • Professional written and verbal communication skills, with excellent client facing skills (external) and the ability to communicate at all levels within the organization (internal)
    • Ability to work with and build effective relationships with sales, plants, suppliers and customers
    • Ability to learn our business, be a team player and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment
    • Strong problem solving/decision-making skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical capabilities
    • Good general understanding of business and financial principles.
    • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct
    • Ability to lead a team and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Ability to provide artistic vision to Designers that will drive trial and velocity on shelfPersonality Aspects Required for Position
      • Enjoys the full process of being in a conversation simply talking about a cool idea, and a few weeks later watching the forklifts load the container taking a new item to thousands of retail points where customers will experience the product
      • Takes delight in being one of those rare people that can hold huge amounts of information and maintain both the big picture and small picture
      • Genuine love for software tools and organizational systems that can scale.Company Mission, Personality, and Values:
        • To improve the lives of our customers by providing the most delicious and healthy snacks that beat anything currently in the market in each category we choose to play- thereby making 180Snacks #1 in sales in the selected category and making our retail partners, company members, and investors prosperous.
        • Obsessively profit-oriented
        • Key objectives are established for a reason. Words are words. Actions are actions. But only results are results.
        • They understand that all results should indirect/directly Increase revenue, or decrease cost. If the company is not profitable, and turn that profit into cash, then nobody wins.
        • Therefore, they are able to prioritize which key objectives to focus on.
        • And, in order to move forward as efficiently as possible, they are instinctively automation-oriented (ie software, equipment, SOPs). They hate unnecessarily redundant and manual actions.
        • Self-starter, Self-finisher The buck always stops with them, they are never victims and they take ultimate responsibility. If everyone in the company disappeared right now, they would still be able to start/finish any project. How is this possible?
        • Our top players don't have formal certifications or PHDs. Instead, the secret is that they think in first-principles. Using simple logic, they can visualize what the desired end goal is and the steps needed to get there.
        • They massively research via books and Google whenever they are stuck on a step…and they always move forward.
        • They are always restless until they cross the finish line.
        • Enjoy the process. They understand that huge results mean huge rewards, but also huge costs and huge patience. Therefore, Top Players push multiple initiatives at once, so they are encouraged by seeing smaller wins regularly. Top Players understand it's a choice to make it as fun as possible.
        • Question the Status QuoWe thrive at the epicenter of innovation. We make progress by speaking our minds even when it challenges convention. We lead by championing bold ideas and taking intelligent risks.
        • Confidence Without Attitude We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act with humility. We foster collaboration by building a foundation of empathy, inclusion, and trust.
        • Student Always We area community designed to support curiosity. We actively seek out diverse perspectives as part of our lifelong pursuit of personal an intellectual growth. There is always more to learn.
        • Beyond Yourself We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting the collective good above our own interests.
        • We believe that an alignment of the company's vision [to shareholders, to customers, to employees] with personal dreams can result in extraordinary meaning, wealth, and fun.
        • We believe in the motto "you get what you give."Benefits Summary:
          • Accrued Vacation PTO 14 Days
          • Sick PTO 3 Days
          • Monthly Health Insurance Stipend (equivalent to corporate health insurance offerings)
          • Annual Performance bonuses
          • Biannual performance reviews
          • Flex-schedule options (salary-exempt only)
          • Monthly luncheons, unlimited coffee/tea, social eventsGrowth Opportunities:
            • Director, VP roles in Supply Chain, Commercialization, Business Development

Keywords: Mareblu Naturals, Anaheim , Print Production Manager, Executive , Anaheim, California

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