Job Title: Interim Pre-Press Manager

Salary: c. £40k pa pro rata

Location: Cumbria

Reference: J4227

Contact: Gary Young

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Management, Production/Technical, North West

A leading printed packaging company which provides high-quality solutions to the food industry has an opportunity for a Pre-Press Manager to join their North West Print Operation on an interim basis.  

This operational management role will lead all activities relating to the Pre-Press function within this renowned company’s Flexo Print Business Unit. 

The Pre-Press Manager will provide dedicated key support to the Operations Manager and First Line Managers, and act as the main contact in terms of Plate, Tape, Rollers and Sleeves management. 

Main Objective of this Pre-Press Manager role:

Leading the Print Business Unit in terms of Pre-Press activity, you will track and manage presses’ Zero Pull performance.

The role holder will be required to provide daily performance reports in production meetings and take action to improve. 

The aim will be to reduce the number of pulls during change over, increasing he efficiency (Time and Waste) of each job change

The Pre-Press Manager must have P&L awareness and will, where possible, support the Print Operations Managers in driving down production costs for the Print Business Unit.


  • C.I. Leader training
  • Formal Management qualification
  • Process knowledge/experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others

Job Specific Technical Requirements

  • Ability to support the Print Business Unit through technical innovation as required
  • People Management Skills
  • Ability to deliver projects on time, in full and to budget.
  • Operational agility
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