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Senior Print Manager

Overall Purpose of the role

A role that sits in the heart of entire Production setup speaks the value of the opportunity. We are seeking a highly independent Senior Print Manager who is capable of building, managing and a growing team, but also hands on with sublimation, pigment, reactive and toner printers. Primarily printing fabrics, leather, vinyl, but papers and other substrates too.

Principle Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Drive efficiencies on our processes. Find ways to increase our production flow as we grow
  • Monitor the daily workflow. Align the day-to-day work of the printing team with production benchmarks. Focusing on targets
  • Oversee all print jobs. Identify the workflow process for each job, document and assign it, execute a high-quality printing process.
  • Maintain the quality / schedule of the product delivery to meet the final deadline.
  • Train and manage the print operator team.
  • Provide print production quality assurance and review entire work from concept thru delivery.
  • Coordinate with other Production departments to regular check on the Rota for the synchronised functioning.
  • Keep equipment in full working order, regularly calibrated and maintained, logged for
  • Colour calibrating, weekly test print signoff by stakeholders (CS, product teams and Directors)
  • Enforcing strict management protocols. Managing hiring, disciplinary procedure, reviews etc
  • Provide leadership, drive and attainment of targets which include reduction in waste, reduction in redo's, hitting the workflow timelines,
  • Reporting to senior management
  • Ensure print room is kept clean and tidy all time. Ensure team is doing efficient waste management.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Wide RIP software Experience beneficial (Caldera, Print Factory, Ergosoft, Onyx)
  • Experience with Fotoba, HP beneficial
  • High level of experience in volume file handling
  • Wide Format experience essential
  • Handling 15+ large format printers essential inc industrial printers
  • Practical problem solving mindset
  • Two out of Dye sublimation, Reactive, Pigment print experience essential
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in leading a Print room.
  • Outstanding knowledge/understanding of Printers and their software
  • Strong leadership while being a people person with good communication skills.
  • Strong organisational, multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Exceptional planning and project management abilities
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Confident, driven and dynamic leader.
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solver

Job Type

Full-time, Permanent

Salary

£30,000.00-£33,000.00 per year

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Contrado Imaging Ltd - The Company:

Welcome to Contrado, a rapidly expanding custom lifestyle, fashion and homeware Company. We are changing the way people buy these products. We seek another talented person to help. Our technology driven company was founded in 2002. Now we are a diverse team of 120 awesome people in West London designing and making a variety of sought after creative clothing, gift and home products. Excitement is guaranteed as we design, print & make products on demand. We sell direct to consumers through our websites, with expanding worldwide reach. And we’re growing fast. That’s where you come in.

We are worldwide: UK, France, Germany, USA, Italy, Spain, Japan, Holland, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, and United Arab Emirates, Canada, with more to come.

Please see our web sites to get a feel for our service. Apply now and help change how people buy lifestyle products.

Benefits Include

  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus. Every minute you work is paid.
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Up to 35 days of holidays incl. Bank Hols
  • Flexible working hours (for most roles)
  • Occupation sick policy
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Bike park for cyclists
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events
  • Eye care vouchers

We have a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, warm atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.


We Offer: Competitive salary to skill level. Exciting meaningful challenging projects. Excellent working atmosphere. Up to date technology and ongoing training.


Inclusivity, Diversity & Fairness Statement 
We are a united and mixed bunch here at Contrado. We find and nurture talents in so many people for the benefit of all. In addition we work hard to create a representative, inclusive and friendly team. We share different experiences, varying perspectives and backgrounds, and combine them to make for better lives and workplace. A positive approach to fairness, creates a better experience for our customers too, because we are a reflection of each one of them, and they like us more for it. We are fair and even in all areas such as gender, race, disability, colour, religion or belief, national / regional origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status.

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Apply with your CV and cover letter explaining how you can contribute.


  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Flexible working times
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive)
  • Pension scheme
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Free car parking, bike park
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events

We have created a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, positive atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.

  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Flexible working times
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive)
  • Pension scheme
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Free car parking, bike park
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events

We have created a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, positive atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.

  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Flexible working times
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive)
  • Pension scheme
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Free car parking, bike park
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events

We have created a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, positive atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.

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