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Packaging Planner / Estimator

Customer Service

Durham, NC
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ID: 44813
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Full-Time/Regular

PBM Graphics, Inc., an RR Donnelley Company is a leading commercial printing and packaging company in North America, producing educational products, publications, and sales materials for the healthcare industry and general commercial print for many other industries, as well as collectible trading cards associated with the entertainment and sports industries.

We are in immediate need of a Packaging Planner/Estimator in Durham, NC. 

Candidates should have a strong understanding of technical printing terms and processes including but not limited to: layouts, Impositions, signatures, standard paper sizes, standard substrates, bindery processes, finishing processes (die cutting, folding/gluing, foil stamping) and familiarity with offset and digital printing.

  • Review and analyze incoming customer specifications to determine the best/efficient method of manufacture and how the product will be produced within customer time commitments. Work with Sales/Pricing/Management to review RFP/RFQs to determine if plant is capable of accepting work.
  • Develop the high level manufacturing work plan for all areas of the plant/platform assigned. May build work plans for soft orders and track. Develop plans that efficiently utilize all resources effectively and balance workloads to prevent overloading and underutilization of equipment and personnel. Determine resources needed, timing of deliveries/shipments, time allocation for each manufacturing process, component/vendor sourcing, distribution plan to maintain JIT inventory and delivery of finished work.
  • Approve and release the manufacturing work plans utilized by Production Scheduling, Materials, Pre-press, Logistics/Warehousing and Vendors.
  • Review production reports and work with operations management to ensure that production schedule meets customer and organization needs. Provide recommendations to move work, change staffing, schedule overtime etc to ensure customer dates are being met.
  • May determine impositions and layouts required to create customer product to determine the time allocations required for the job.
  • Revise manufacturing work plans as needed when there are late deliveries, missing files, machine breakdowns etc.
  • As business needs require, may spend less than 20% of the time scheduling equipment for daily/weekly runs.
  • Support Platform/BU budget process by loading a forecasted schedule for the coming year and update forecasts as customer requirements change.

 

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer


Required Skills

5+ years of experience in the print industry is required.

 


Required Experience

Candidates should have a strong understanding of technical printing terms and processes including but not limited to: layouts, Impositions, signatures, standard paper sizes, standard substrates, bindery processes, finishing processes (die cutting, folding/gluing, foil stamping) and familiarity with offset and digital printing.


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