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Production Manager / Designer - Harlow (VACANCY FILLED)

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April 2016 issue
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Production Manager / Designer


Want to work with the UK and Ireland's leading sign company?

Signs Express has some exciting opportunities, at our Harlow production unit:

Following continued growth and expansion, Signs Express (Harlow) is looking for a Production Manager / Designer to join our highly qualified team of sign makers.

We require a “hands on” Production Manager who and has detailed technical knowledge and practical experience operation of wide format printers and all aspects of sign making. You will need a good working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and be literate with design and production software packages.

Successful applicants will be responsible for issuing and supervising the work of sign making staff. You will have full responsibility for the production part of the business as well as goods in and out. You will also be involved in the quoting of projects, using our quotation software Clarity.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of high quality customer service in differentiating us from our competitors and seek to strengthen customer relationships. You will possess excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to successfully interface with a wide ranging customer base and colleagues.

Applicants will have excellent hardware knowledge, along with knowledge of materials like standard vinyl’s, conformable films and digital print media. Hardware knowledge must include wide format full colour digital printers through to standard vinyl plotters and laminators.

A full driving licence is also preferred for this position.

Key Tasks:
  • Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality;
  • Set standards and methods with production staff
  • Working out the human and material resources needed for an order with stock control.
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed
  • Organise, manage and motivating the team of production staff,
  • Plan, prioritise and manage workloads and output with ability to work under pressure
  • Purchasing of materials and consumables
  • Communication with clients and staff
  • Running a morning production briefing
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment and maintained
  • Record the checking of equipment and vehicles
  • Production of visuals for customer approval

Please send your CV and details of experience to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the opportunity further.

Signs Express has more than 60 centres nationally and is always looking for experienced sign professionals. To view other opportunities within our network please visit:

Or send your C.V. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if any of our centres has the right opportunity for you!

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