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Print Purchasing Agent

Company: Publishers Clearing House
Location: Jericho
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Jericho, NY, is looking for a Print Purchasing Agent. This role will be responsible for purchasing web offset and variable print services for direct mail components. You will ensure that mail packages are produced on time, within budget expectations, and are mailable and compliant with all Print, Lettershop, Fulfillment Processing and USPS standardization specifications.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with Marketing, Creative and Internal Production teams to develop cost-effective and production efficient packages

Maintain communication throughout process (development through delivery) to ensure that specification changes are integrated in a timely manner and within cost structure requirements
Prepare RFQ specifications and art orders to ensure that Creative/Studio prepares artwork to printers' specifications/capabilities
Review pre-released artwork and facilitate timely art release to printers
Review and approve printers' proofs to ensure adherence to specifications
Review quality of printed components; communicate problems, if necessary
Review post-production reports and contribute process improvement ideas
Issue budgets (preliminary and final) in an accurate and timely fashion as well as ensure that all costs are within budget expectations
Issue purchase orders for all print components and approve/reconcile subsequent invoices
Plan and schedule production with all print vendors. Ensure that schedules allow proper feed-rate for lettershop processing
Monitor delivery status; communicate/resolve issues
Research alternate formats and provide input on cost-effective components and processes
Learn and understand capabilities of supply base to enable proficiency in all areas of responsibility

Required Skills/Experience:
Bachelors Degree required
10+ years experience in direct mail printing.
Strong budgeting and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills and experience working with print vendors/plants
Proficient in MS Excel
Knowledge of direct mail paper stocks/grades/basis weights
Knowledge of Pre-Press, Personalization
Familiarity w/USPS regulations, 3rd Class/Standard mail processing, Mailing Services and Lettershop Processing

Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Jericho, NY, and with offices in NYC, Portland (ME) and Austin, is a leading direct-to-consumer company offering a broad range of products, digital entertainment services to consumers as well as customized solutions for advertisers. Our continued success in today's new digital publishing environment is built on PCH's unique, free-to-play, chance-to-win value proposition, which enables individually personalized offers based on the trusted first-party relationship we maintain with millions of consumers and is fueled by the excitement of the Publishers Clearing House brand.
Join our winning team and apply today!
PCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Publishers Clearing House, New Rochelle , Print Purchasing Agent, Sales , Jericho, New York

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