Marketing Production Manager in Torrance, California at Phenomenex

Date Posted: 10/6/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: PHE000526

About Us

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. 

Selected by the Wall Street Journal as an "Exceptional Workplace," Phenomenex is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture and distinctive ingenuity. These common characteristics unify the Phenomenex companies worldwide behind our mission "to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees, and humanity.


General Summary:

The Marketing Production Manager is the central contact point for all project work that flows through the creative department. This person will act as a liaison between Creative, Purchasing, Logistics, Shipping, and Marketing Departments. They will be directly responsible for managing employees in the creative department, assigning projects to team members and maintaining a project schedule, overseeing all relevant projects from the initial phase to the final stages of production and distribution, communicating and negotiating with current and potential vendors, and documenting budget spent.  

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, project management, negotiation, and organizational skills.


Duties & Responsibilities:


•        Coordinate creative project schedules, manage department productivity, and oversee cost analysis reports for budgets and project goals.

•        Ability to provide direction to direct reports, teammates, and vendors.

•        Understand project scope, define schedules and assign resources. Prioritize overall workflow to make sure all projects are finished on time and within budget.

•        Work/communicate with internal departments to manage creative workflow and adjust project schedules and workload as priorities and demands change.

•        Clearly communicate assignment details and due dates to direct reports. Acts as the mediator between project stakeholders to establish and re-evaluate priorities.

•        Evaluate quotes and use cost-benefit analysis to determine the best source for the job, and negotiate with vendors as needed.

•        Work with printers, mailing houses, and other vendors to manage project quality and ensure that delivery times are met.

•        Create Request for Quotation (RFQ), and Specification for Vendors (SFV) documents, send out to select vendors, and update SharePoint job ticketing system.

•        Regular communication with purchasing department to obtain vendors for creative jobs and ensure that purchasing orders are issued for pending projects.

•        Monitor progress of creative jobs post-production. Including communication with stake holders once print jobs are delivered, ensuring that all print jobs reach their destination.

•        Oversee mailing fulfillment projects - including and not limited to following-up on mailing instructions to mailing house, quotation received, Purchase Order communication, postage deposits, literature delivery schedule, advertising stats (AD STATS), and updating of RFFQ portal of SharePoint job ticketing system.

•        Maintain vendor list in SharePoint and Outlook (update at least twice a year).

•        Maintain and update disposed literature report on semi-annual basis.

•        Perform additional functions that may be assigned at the discretion of leadership.

•        Establish and maintain positive and productive work relationships with all teammates, business partners, and direct reports.

Job Requirements


•        BA/BS degree in Business, Communications, or related field required.

•        3+ years of experience with project management or managing direct reports required.

•        Professional leader, with excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills.

•        Proven track record of ability to manage projects and achieve results.

•        Strong detail orientation to ensure quality, consistency and alignment.

•        Proficient with Microsoft Office suit.

•        Experience working directly with Print/Production vendors.

•        Team-oriented with a collaborative work approach: ability to communicate effectively with service providers, departments, individuals and teams.

•        Experience with and basic knowledge of Customer Relationship Management software (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics) preferred.

•        Positive attitude and strong negotiation skills.

•        Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve independently

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
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