Production Manager, Creative
WOW Tech Group
Ottawa, ON
WOW Tech Canada is a member of the WOW Tech Group of companies, one of the world's leading companies in the adult toy market. With our innovative and high-quality brands Womanizer® and We-Vibe® we delight millions of customers and help them to have a more fulfilling sex life. WOW Tech Group brands We-Vibe® and Womanizer® are available at thousands of retail locations in over 60 countries around the world.

Why work with us:
We offer competitive salaries along with great benefits:
Company paid health, dental, life and long term disability insurance plans
Company matching contributions to RRSP
$150/year toward fitness activities
We're a small, fun team of professionals that are passionate about developing innovative products and being a leader in our industry
Our Product Development team in Ottawa, has an immediate opening for a Creative Production Manager to manage the development of product packaging, user manuals and support material. The Creative Production Manager will also support Marketing in the development of merchandising programs, tools and plans for all brands and products within the North American region.

Responsibilities:
Lead and manage the design, creation and production of all product packaging
Lead and manage the creation of all online and print user manuals
Manage translation of assets
Manage external suppliers ie Illustrators, Renderers, Designers, Writers and Production, Translation, and Printers to ensure high quality work and deadlines are met.
Experience and understanding of the prepress and print process, quality checks prototypes, colour proofs for packaging, user manuals and merchandising materials. Attend press checks when necessary.
Creating work-back schedule for packaging and manuals, ensuring the team stays on target and delivery timelines are met. Identifying potential issues and recommending solutions
Managing the production of print materials for product launches and marketing campaigns including:
Estimating and budgeting
Requests for quote (RFQ)
Vendor selection and management
Statements of work (SOW)
Implementation and development of production strategies including scheduling
Reporting and measurement of output
Documenting best practices
Gathering feedback to evaluate program effectiveness
Managing and overseeing the work of the Production Coordinator
Working with North American Marketing and Business Development teams to help implement merchandising programs, tools and plans for all brands and products within the region, to support sales, marketing and retailer programs
Measuring results/effects of campaigns and merchandising tools and adjust as necessary
Overseeing the workload of team and managing resource allocation of team members and suppliers
Other related duties;

Your Qualifications:
5 years of experience in a production management role managing projects in a creative agency or production environment
Degree or Diploma in marketing, communications, advertising, design or a related creative discipline; project management education/certification an asset
Highly organized and deadline oriented with solid project management skills and experience building project plans for marketing initiatives
Experience managing print projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Resourceful and solution oriented
Highly detail oriented with an eye for creative details
Proficient in Microsoft Suite programs: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
Team player with great interpersonal skills and the ability to coach and teach
If you're an organized, fun and creative production professional, send us your resume - we'd love to hear from you! To learn more about WOW Tech Group and our brands, visit wowtech.com.

At WOW Tech Group we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations due to disability to ensure an equal opportunity to participate in our recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter once you have been selected for an interview.

Please note: the final stage of our recruitment process includes completion of employment reference checks and a criminal record check.

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