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Print Buyer

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 10/17/2008
Categories: Editorial/Writing
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
• Manage all phases of production from creating specifications to approval of finished product
• Evaluate printing, binding, cover, and paper requirements for each project
• Promote standardization of materials, suppliers, and ensure specifications are accurate and current
• Prepare manufacturing cost estimates and issue purchase orders to suppliers
• Implements, reviews and monitors production schedules and notifies team members of any problems as they arise
• Must be able to traffic a large volume of work in an organized and timely manner while maintaining costs and quality control
• Provide accurate budget costs and analyze quotes to negotiate best possible price for each purchase
• Partner with vendors for creative cost-savings options
• Serve as member of in-house publishing teams
• Act as back-up to other Buyers as necessary

FLEX TIME POSSIBLE: No (Hours 8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F) TRAVEL REQUIRED: No


• BA in business or 2 years equivalent work experience
• Experience with 4-color printing and book manufacturing
• Overseas production experience
• PC Applications: Database, spreadsheet, word processing
• Project management experience


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong math skills
• Ability to prioritize & handle multiple tasks

• Self starter and flexible
• Innovative thinker and proactive
• Team player and energetic
• Detail oriented and works well under pressure
• Analytical Dental Insurance: Yes

401k: Yes