Color Management and Soft Proofing Production Manager

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200232967
Summary

Summary

Posted: Apr 1, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200232967

Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ...Summary

Summary

Posted: Apr 1, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200232967

Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications for print.

This role is the lead and subject matter expert within Apple Marcom, managing Apple's Color Program for print and its future evolution, which includes standardized light booths & displays, multiple color proofing profiles at local prepress vendors, in-region prepress vendors and print suppliers for large-format, reflective, backlit & packaging work.

Key Qualifications

  • You have 7-10 years minimum of print production expertise within a print color environment or print production environment equivalent.
  • You command a broad working knowledge of color management, prepress, various printing processes, and graphic finishing techniques and operations.
  • You possess expert color analysis skills and bring extensive experience working prepress and color conversion processes in RGB and CMYK with an eye toward quality and detail.
  • You collaborate and demonstrate a flexible approach to working across multiple teams and styles.
  • You have a functional ability to review files in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • You display strong communication (both spoken and written) and interpersonal skills and handle ambiguity with grace.
  • You have a macro vision of design objectives and big-picture processes, can foresee and troubleshoot potential roadblocks, and are comfortable (and meticulous) working in the micro details to achieve the larger vision.
  • You are inventive and proactive, a problem solver, at ease with being part of a growing organization.
  • You dream of working in a creative environment, learn quickly, and you can accommodate rapid change.
  • You are enthusiastic about supporting team culture, and are a strong team partner and coach.
  • You love Apple and care deeply about high-resolution graphics for print. You have appreciation for quality, can communicate clearly, and have patience for the process - with regard to both engineering and design.
  • You must be available for both domestic and international travel (at least 10 percent of time).

Description

Lead existing color program.
Apply industry knowledge of ISO 12647, 15339 and GRACoL2013 color methodology.
Partner with and manage existing Color Management Technical Consultant.
Track, manage and drive all Color Program efforts.
Identify industry trends, equipment and processes that can further Apple's Color Management Program for print.
Manage Marcom's budget for all Color Management.
Responsible for R&D, testing and rollout of a new internal Soft Proofing program that dovetails into our existing internal Color Program.
Devise & manage creation & dissemination of test forms in multiple color profiles.
Monitor monthly/quarterly vendor/supplier submissions for continued Color Management Program evaluation and qualification.
Onboard and qualify new suppliers as needed.
Manage creation, testing, and qualification of new color profiles as needed, for all print methods, existing and new.
Synthesize technical information from multiple parties, and assess applicability to Apple's needs.
Identify hardware and software solutions to support and migrate color management to the next level.
Understand, evaluate, and manage stakeholder buy-in regarding the impact of solutions put forth to all teams impacted to align for process changes.
Be comfortable Educating and Communicating changes/evolution of the program to internal teams, prepress vendors, and print suppliers.
Author & update technical documentation for internal teams, prepress vendors, and print suppliers as needed.
Advise/report updates to Marcom leadership regularly.

Education & Experience

Bachelors Degree preferred

Additional Requirements

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