Print Buyer Resume Samples

A Print Buyer takes responsibility for ensuring that the company’s materials are printed and delivered. Essential roles and responsibilities listed on the Print Buyer Resume include the following – creating budgets, scheduling the design of materials, solving billing discrepancies, liaising with corporate stakeholders, solving production issues; processing invoices; planning, negotiating, buying, tracking, and optimizing media campaigns; creating cutting-edge digital campaigns; developing media strategies and tactics, managing the initial strategy and planning of local media planning, tracking media expenditure, and carrying out post-buy analysis.

Summary of skills that can highlight a resume indicates the following – knowledge of media strategy, campaign management, evaluation, and optimization; deep understanding of media terminology; good understanding of online advertising industry trends, the ability to anticipate the needs of media representatives; and comfortable interacting skills. A well-written sample makes a display of training in merchandising and buying operations.

Print Buyer Resume example

Print Buyer Resume

Headline : A resourceful and driven Print Buyer professional with extensive experience in marketing materials, print production operations, direct mail, vendor management, customer service, cost analysis and budgeting, binding, quality assurance, production specifications, scheduling, project management, and safety. Communicates with all levels of an organization to ensure the achievement of established objectives.

Skills : Administration, Project Management, Quality Control, Project Coordination, Proofreading.

Description :

    1. Maintained requests for quotations for direct mail and point-of-sale signage.
    2. Held responsibility for organizing and keeping inventory of print production storage and create sample files.
    3. Proofed all jobs for color and accuracy and went on press checks for critical color projects.
    4. Followed projects through inception to final delivery.
    5. Forecasted various financial aspects related to all signage and direct mail jobs to quantify expenses for budgeting.
    6. Checked in with branding for updates.
    7. Researched costs for exclusive projects and special requests.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS


Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Well-organized, detailed-oriented Print Buyer professional, experienced in coordinating and managing large and small projects. Able to communicate and interact with peers, superiors and subordinates. Strong problem-solving skills, resourceful and able to multi-task effectively. Eager and quick to learn new software and processes. Qualified to work in a variety of business software.

Skills : Microsoft Excell, Adobe InDesign, Management.

Description :

    1. Magazined and a host of special-interest publications maintain nearly 30 websites and publish about 35 books annually.
    2. Coordinated internal and external resources, cut purchase orders, develop efficient ways to produce collateral items.
    3. Improved procedures by 5% through detailed steps, ensuring a smooth process for direct- mail campaigns.
    4. Corresponded with vendors to expedite Events department requests for delivery of support materials such as flags, brochures, buttons, and other collateral over a compressed two-week window for multiple shows and locations.
    5. Reduced time by 10% when processing re-orders through the development of an efficient workflow for print-on-demand book reprints.
    6. Communicated between CRM and letter-shops for mail files.
    7. Maintained an accurate filing system of all production job jackets.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED


Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Obtain bids and negotiate pricing for catalog production, catalog bind-in cards, and paper Obtain bids and negotiate pricing for the variable data birthday card program, variable data postcards, and lettershop operation Manage external vendor production services and resources Administer production and coordinate on-time, within spec deliverables.

Skills : CSR/PM Printing Industry, Radius, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Purchased Agent, Buyer, Developed specifications for print jobs, and initiated requests forbid to suppliers.
    2. Tracked the progress of pre-press operations for press jobs.
    3. Involved in gathering cost estimates for supplies and preparing bids for management approval.
    4. Duties included the examination of sketches and proofs, and coordinating with other production units for further examination.
    5. Coordinated and purchased all case-bound and perfect-bound Children's and Adult Books.
    6. Coordinated and purchased the reordering of over 3,000 stock products.
    7. Sought out new sources of supply for the purpose of reducing costs and improving the service performance of equipment.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED

Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Results oriented Print Buyer professional with broad based experience in marketing, advertising, merchandising and client relations. Currently seeking a telecommuting position within an organization where I can utilize my experience and enthusiasm in a professional, growth-oriented environment.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Responsible for print production placement and coordination for four unique collectible corporations.
    2. Initiated, evaluated, and negotiated non-contract projects with external vendors.
    3. Experienced with annual printing negotiations and awarding of contracts.
    4. Managed the most successful combination print program to date with an annual savings of over $885,000.
    5. Reviewed sample collateral internally and attend on-site press approvals to ensure quality standards are met.
    6. Coordinated an average of 50 multiple insert promotional mailings per week mailing out of 5 lettershop houses.
    7. Assisted with the development and execution of databases, which provided increased efficiencies within the department.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS

Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Responsible for Consulting with Design Production to create new formats/templates for packaging, promotional materials, books, etc. Creating and maintaining specifications in the product database.

Skills : Management and Leadership Experience, Very Detailed.

Description :

    1. Coordinated with customer service on all print projects.
    2. Communicated via fax, Outlook email, and phone to clarify customer print specs.
    3. Entered PO's for printing outsourced needed for production, including cut CD's.
    4. Verified due dates, issues, and delivery time for all outsourced print and miscellaneous items.
    5. Communicated in daily production meetings on issues, due dates, and any other pertinent information.
    6. Understood direct mail formats, specs, and postal regulations.
    7. Sent out print and mail specs for quotes.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS

Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Seeking an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Excel, Netsuite, Word, Printsmith.

Description :

    1. Ordered inventory on a daily basis for 19 websites with more than 2000 SKUs.
    2. Managed print projects, with outside vendors or internal production, to ensure completion was on time, met client expectations within design specifications and budget.
    3. Collaborated with Directors and Account Managers to establish specifications for kit projects including SBS and corrugated boxes, the printed marketing tools to go inside, and developed solutions.
    4. Estimated printing for in-house projects using Printsmith software.
    5. Utilized Excel to compare information from NetSuite and establish low levels for inventory and to determine quantity to place Purchase Orders.
    6. Developed new vendor relationships to fill gaps in current vendor and internal capabilities.
    7. Compared pricing from outside vendors as well as internal estimating to determine the most efficient way to produce materials.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Project Management

Print Buyer Resume

Headline : Seeking a role that utilizes my strong organizational skills in the printing industry as well as my previous role as project manager for a construction company. Very detailed in my approach to tasks and can handle many projects at once.

Skills : Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, Construction.

Description :

    1. Responsible for handling approximately $2,000,000 in print purchases per year.
    2. Communicated with print houses for quotes, and graphic designers for product's timeliness and superior quality.
    3. Managed top client accounts, including GlaxoSmith Kline, Whirlpool, Harman Automotive, ProGolf, Nestle, ConAgra Foods, and various others.
    4. Consulted and specialized retail companies on the purchase and procurement of customized marketing materials including manuals, in-store promotional displays, brochures, packaging CDs, signage for retail stores, and special promotions.
    5. Handled direct mailings (including the reviewing of mail lists, coordinating all pieces, obtaining postage costs, and tracking delivery) Coordinate the delivery of print material as it coincides with specific product launches.
    6. Worked with Print Cafe and other online tools that managed the bidding process for the granting of print jobs.
    7. Advised account executives on the most efficient way to print specific jobs.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS

Print Buyer Resume

Headline : Polished, Print Buyer professional Administrator with experience in publishing and records management industries including expertise in project coordination/project management and quality control. Advanced skills in all MS Office products, internal databases, and internet research. Excellent oral and written communication ability.

Skills : Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Business Objects, Inventory Management, Report Building, Microsoft Excel, Oracle.

Description :

    1. Produced direct mail packages encompassing printing, data processing, and letter shop knowledge.
    2. Communicated between various internal departments as well as with outside vendors.
    3. Estimated, purchased, and coordinated production of direct mail packages, collateral, and ARM pieces.
    4. Responsible for projects being on time, within budget, with maximum quality control.
    5. Provided technical print information and budget guidelines to multiple Departments.
    6. Approved offset proofs, data processing laser proofs, letter shop, and binding proofs.
    7. Coordinated proofing with other departments and outside vendors.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Certificate In Teaching

Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Comprehensive knowledge of printing processes including purchasing, planning, production, and fulfillment. Skilled at interfacing with business decision-makers and system end-users to prioritize and achieve desired outcomes. Maintains and fosters collaborative working relationships with team members, internal clients, and external vendors. Strengths include: Bid/Contract Negotiation Time Management Project Management Decision making Process planning Organization Communication Self-starter.

Skills : MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite.

Description :

    1. Acquired product or product-related goods and services based upon the information contained in purchase requisitions and specifications identified by development teams, operations, and project managers.
    2. Collaborated with teams in planning the production of products.
    3. Identified and selected vendors with the capability and capacity for achieving or exceeding product and service specifications.
    4. Built a solid understanding of the vendor's core competencies.
    5. Negotiated competitive price, quality, and delivery terms and placement of purchase orders.
    6. Effectively managed supply chain activities pertaining to assigned commodities, products, and/or services.
    7. Coordinated the activities of both internal and external resources to create an environment where an optimal balance can be achieved among inventory turns, competitive costing, and the highest possible level of customer service.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS

Print Buyer Resume

Objective : Responsible for Partnering with the traditional and digital media teams to develop execute test and learn measurement plans across all channels Build and maintain dashboards that monitor the impact of marketing initiatives across digital and traditional channels.

Skills : Proficient in Microsoft Word, Familiar with Access, QuickBooks, InDesign, Organized, quick learner, team player, dedicated.

Description :

    1. Resolved any invoice/billing issues.
    2. Pressed check print and collateral packages as needed.
    3. Worked with design/production on job specifications.
    4. Purchased corporate materials as well as promo items, banners, and displays.
    5. Strategized with the team to ensure that products for client and SUCCESS partner's marketing events were ordered on time to meet crucial deadlines.
    6. Oversaw the entire print process including tracking and reporting to ensure mail delivery within in-home delivery dates.
    7. Ensured quality assurance with every aspect of the project.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          Diploma