Eric Nester

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Print Production Manager / Project Manager /Buyer /Account Manager

Los Angeles, CA

ERIC NESTER
11225 Morrison Street                                                                      North Hollywood, CA 91601                                                                                    ejn27@yahoo.com

SKILLS
· Expert in full-color printing processes including prepress, digital, sheet, and web-fed processes.

· Skilled in Digital Asset and Social Media Management

· Able to work on both Mac and P/C platforms.

· Full knowledge of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and QuickBooks production software.

· Technical knowledge of CS5, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

 

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Studio Art
Graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Implant Direct, LLC, Valencia, CA                                                               Feb 2019 to Present

Print Production / Digital Asset Specialist

Responsible for coordinating print production marketing projects and as a fulfillment liaison for Marketing, Sales, Education and Customer Service.

¨  Coordinate the production of printed marketing collateral including, but not limited to, consumer brochures, fliers, folders, postcards, customized direct mailings, meeting materials, trade show booths, structured graphic prints and various print projects.

¨  Request, receive, and document all print and ad publication estimates. Make selected printer recommendations based on price, quality and final delivery. Review and traffic all proofs and consolidate comments back to vendors.

¨  Establish department procedures for managing print and fulfillment workflow. Communicate with vendors regarding job awards, production and delivery. Create and maintain production timelines for vendors, project managers, and all other stakeholders.

¨  Analyze job revenue, cost and profitability by job or project.

¨  Maintain outsourced fulfillment web portal for hard and soft copy assets ensuring all materials are up to date and readily available for distribution.

¨  Data entry into proprietary job tracking system, including creating job tickets, purchase orders and shipping information.

¨  Initiate billing process and coordinate with Accounting. Reconcile invoices and update data with final costs.

¨  Manage all digital assets such as archival of files and images.

¨  Coordinate all trade show set up including applications and fees, insurance liability, hotel accommodations and badges for Sales attendees, literature and promos, booth properties, lead retrieval revenue, and maintenance of budget expense spreadsheets.

 

Arvato Bertelsmann, Valencia, CA                                                              Apr 2016 to Feb 2019

Project Manager – Account Management

Managed the print production process on a multitude of creative projects for several Healthcare Provider clients.

¨  Purchased print collateral materials including books, brochures, catalogs, forms, labels, CD-DVDs, direct mail and digital 4/C pieces.

¨  Gathered job requirements and performed procurement and project management of campaigns with understanding of objectives.

¨  Managed job production, delivery and invoicing on all projects, ensured all jobs were delivered on-time, problem solved as unforeseen circumstances arose.

¨  Entered all specifications into order management systems, including SAP and other proprietary systems, prepared request for bid specifications and sent to selected vendors.

¨  Managed POD and fulfillment programs with in-house production.

¨  Established high level proficiency with internal ERP system to effectively manage all aspects of customer programs.

¨  Maintained daily tracking analysis, analyzed job revenue, cost and profitability by job or project.

¨  Consistently met and exceeded client expectations and provided superior customer service.

 

ZUMA BEACH Entertainment, Inc., Burbank, CA                                       Jan 2015 to Apr 2016

Lead Office Manager – Creative Services

Supported Investor Relations Department by providing existing investors with answers to inquiries about their investments. Created monthly updates for all clients ensuring all information is accurate and up to date. Ensured soft copy updates arrived on time and at the right address. Assisted in team efforts in bringing on new potential investors.

¨  Responsible for the creation, management, editing and cataloging all company online forms.

¨  Created purchase orders for company supplies and travel expenses.

¨  Ensured all company and affiliate company websites were up to date and performing properly.

¨  Responsible for overseeing social media for all company websites. This includes daily            correspondence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

¨  Managed all aspects of company and affiliate’s Phone.com system including creating extensions, checking voicemail and ensuring all messages were delegated to proper departments.

 

DIRECTV, El Segundo, CA                                                                            Jul 2009 to Aug 2012

Print Production Specialist – Creative Services

Supported Creative Services for deliverables on print and media collateral production for a leading provider of satellite television. Assisted team efforts in providing savings exceeding $2 million by utilizing in-house operations verses outside agencies.

¨  Initiated requests for bids from vendors, created purchase orders and customer quotations.

¨  Managed flow of print projects. Ensured all creative jobs were completed on time and within

budget.

¨       Coordinated and attended press checks, as necessary.

¨  Created purchase orders. Ensured invoices were accurate and paid in a timely manner.

¨  Generated and maintained relationships with print vendors to achieve overall cost savings on    print production and ad placement. Reviewed each project to maximize quality while seeking price reduction from previous runs.

¨  Obtained stock imagery usage rights for print ads and other collateral projects. Achieved cost

savings through consolidated purchases. Tracked stock imagery purchases and ensured licenses

were in place and up to date.

¨  Supported New York office with production overflow including coordination of proof routing and

approvals.

JASON NATURAL PRODUCTS, Culver City, CA                                      Aug 2007 to Jun 2009

Marketing Project Manager

Responsible for all creative jobs. Managed and updated graphic artist’s priorities as needed. Oversaw print bidding processes and print vendor relationships, maintained and updated branded websites.

¨  Opened, tracked and managed flow of creative jobs. Ensured all creative jobs were completed on

time and within budget. Acted as main contact for all incoming creative requests.

¨  Responsible for routing artwork, maintaining current artwork files, and sample book. Coordinated

and attended press checks as necessary for all print projects including POP, promotional packs,

sales collateral, and print advertising.

¨  Created pdfs, jpgs from existing files for e-mail distribution, created bar codes and assisted Art

Department as needed.

¨  Ensured creative server was organized, old and obsolete files were archived. Maintained image files on sales and marketing servers.

¨  Developed relationships with print vendors, utilizing the appropriate vendor for each job

by taking advantage of vendor capabilities.

¨  Worked directly with Brand Managers to implement online initiatives, develop and manage search

engine key words updated and maintained website images and content.

 

References available on request.

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