Production Specialist
Investors Group Inc
, Canada
8d ago

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of investment funds and other managed asset products, with over $160 billion in total assets under management as of September 30, 2018.

Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel Inc.

As part of Power Financial Corporation, we are focused on the long-term strength and stability of our companies. We recognize these as core responsibilities to our clients and shareholders as we adapt and lead in an ever-changing world.

We are currently looking for a creative, thoughtful, idea-driven Production Specialist to join our Marketing Operations and Transformation department.

The department is responsible for best-in-class digital, print and video materials that support and elevate the brands within the organization along with shared operational services including translation, financial governance, marketing projects and traffic and media buying.

The ideal candidate is a nimble and agile problem solver, a committed collaborator, and an analytical thinker, with a

strong project management and production skills.

From kick-off to final approval, you’ll be working alongside a team of talented designers, production designers and marketing specialists, to help bring IGMs stable of brands (Investors Group, Mackenzie Investments and the Investment Planning Counsel) to life across all media.

This role calls for a self-motivated, highly organized individual who can prioritize a variety of projects on tight timelines.

You must also have a strong and articulate point of view when it comes to copy, and be flexible when working alongside internal client-

partners across multiple lines of business, to review and revise work.

Responsibilities include :

  • Manage the execution of projects initiated through Production, through the development of workback schedules, resource management (assigning work based on capacity and skillset), and prioritization.
  • This involves multi-faceted coordination to ensure timing needs of the designers, editorial, translation, planning & strategy, compliance, and digital, are met.

    This work is the foundation for each project, and is heavily impacted by effective negotiation to ensure workloads are balanced, and individual project needs are met

  • Project lead specific initiatives. This involves building and following workbacks, and procuring appropriate approvals from editorial, design, compliance, and various internal partners
  • Print management, including quoting, print oversight, as well as vendor, invoice and inventory management.
  • Right size each request by ensuring absolute clarity on each job to deliver in the most effective way
  • Initiate and lead creative briefing meetings, to ensure everyone is aligned to the deliverables and timelines
  • Ensure projects and information move between designers, planning & strategy, editorial, digital, translation and the rest of Production in a timely fashion, and are recorded on project tracking software (Workront) by each team member)
  • Follow up on key dates to create accountability and ensure that projects stay on track
  • Lead and / or actively contribute to effective bi weekly Production meeting where a) all upcoming deliverables are discussed b) potential issues on projects are discussed, and c) new initiatives are discussed.
  • Effective preparation and knowledge of all active jobs, is key to the success of this

  • Oversee the production of printed collateral from file prep to delivery to ensure quality materials are delivered on time and on budget
  • Partner with the brand team to have complete alignment on not only all current projects, but a strong understanding of future initiatives.
  • This will help prevent rush jobs, as well as ensuring we have jobs scheduled into our workflow well ahead of time. The strength of this relationship will also enable Production to keep projects moving in the case of absence by project owner

  • Partner with vendors and leverage their knowledge to ensure a) we get the most value out of every job we produce both cost wise and production wise b) ensure materials are delivered on time and c) increasing our own knowledge to add value to projects
  • Qualifications :

  • More than 2 years experience with project management or production and a post secondary degree / diploma in a relevant discipline
  • Highly proficient in Workfront, Excel and Word
  • Proficient in MS Visio, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint
  • Conceptual understanding of Adobe Creative Suite and video production
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven print production and industry / business knowledge
  • Apply
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