Print Buyer Shropshire Near Wolverhampton c £25k - £35k+ Ref: AH356
Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd is looking to recruit a Print Buyer responsible for buying of all printed matter – paper, cardboard, plastic etc – for brochures, leaflets, signage, exhibition stands, stickers, labels, packaging, despatch boxes.
Create print specification brief in collaboration with the design and marketing team
Put specification out to tender with suitable suppliers
Collect and aggregate quotes, checking for accuracy.
Collaborate with design and marketing to make final decision
Oversee the final print, potentially press passing on site
Ensuring final job is delivered on time and to the specification agreed
Support the implementation of a print buying software system to manage all jobs
Liaise with stakeholders across the business to ensure that needs are met on time
Explore and keep in touch with new print materials and methods
Working experience with Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel) (essential)
Working experience with print management software (desirable)
Service orientated – in terms of collaborating with and serving the design and marketing team
Level headed – able to remain composed in a busy marketing team environment
Visual/creative appreciation – able to understand the creative process and how print can support this
We before me – company first mentality
Good self-esteem (not saying sorry and lacking in a lot of confidence – also not over confident).
Flexibility – able to cope with sudden changes in direction/specification or spontaneous print needs
Plate spinning – able to keep on top of a plethora of concurrent print projects
Methodical – in terms of carrying about the process from start to finish
Friendly, confident and able to engage and collaborate well with others - happy face to face and using telephone – really strong ability to build relationships both internally and externally
Not arrogant or overly confrontational – but also not too easily pushed around – needs to be able to push suppliers when needed in terms of pricing, timings and other aspects.
Investigatory/exploratory instinct – willing and able to explore and understand new print materials and print methods – particularly within the sustainable sector
Willing to travel to suppliers in the UK and abroad
Look forward to hearing from you
If this role is not quite right for you and you have similar skills and experience, please get in touch, as we are always getting new marketing, digital marketing, account handling, marketing communications, Events, Copywriters and PR Job roles in.
Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd is a Marketing, Account Manager, Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing Strategy, Creative and Digital Recruitment Specialist covering the West Midlands and East Midlands.
The company is based on a solid foundation of 20 years of creative recruitment experience and are able to provide solutions for job seekers looking for a new career in Marketing, Account Handling, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, SEO positions, PPC job roles Marketing Strategist, Marketing Communications including Content writing, creative marketing, digital, executive and sales jobs across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Filling a selection of Marketing, Communication, Creative, Digital, Marketing, Sales & Executive jobs at all levels in the West Midlands and East Midlands areas. Including; Birmingham, Cheltenham, Cotswolds, Coventry, Derbyshire, Dudley, Evesham, Gloucestershire, Hereford, Kidderminister, Leamington Spa, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stratford Upon Avon, Stourbridge, Stourport, Walsall, Warwick, Warwickshire, Worcester Worcestershire, Wolverhampton and surrounding areas.