Job Description

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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

Job Summary
The Pubs Program Manager assigns work to the Publishing Project Manager in the preparation and manufacture of published material for designated testing programs.  The Publishing Project Managers work with many project stakeholders, including Content Editorial, GDS, TPS, Pubs Production Planning, Supply Chain Manager, Pubs QC staff and the SBU to insure completion of the prepress process and the smooth transition of files to selected print suppliers or the client. 

They will issue RFQs for specific jobs or projects and be comfortable negotiating for the benefit of client  They will work closely with the Pubs Team Program Manager to coordinate the activities of all client's managed print suppliers.  They will cut the Purchase Orders for their work and resolve any match exceptions that arise.

Key Responsibilities
Obtain workload and specific project assignments Pubs Program Team Manager
Establish specification requirements for all assigned projects; identify required production milestone schedule dates and present all required components to Production Planning for scheduling
Manage BOM and File Run Dates with the ACN Program Planner
Coordinate with Program Planner deliverables for kit projects and/or score reporting
Ensure that all materials (test books, CD-Rom, labels, forms, etc.) are documented via the proper channels and the data is complete and accurate
Provide insight and recommendations for product design/spec improvements.
Report variances against project plans and Book of Work (BOW), to Pubs Program Manager, Supply Chain Manager and ACN PMO; manage outcomes
Manage operational integrity of products regarding inbound/outbound requirements
Formulate creative specification for proposals.  Expected to identify improvements in terms of cost, efficiency, time, etc.
Adhere to process and procedure steps in completion of project assignments
Establish and manage/maintain good working relationships with project stakeholders, especially PD/SBU, to assure seamless input for project initiation and follow through
Facilitate bid process, as require


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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
Minimum of three years’ experience of all phases of publishing and print production

Preferred Qualifications
BA degree
Experience using MS Windows & MS Office
PeopleSoft program
Strong project management abilities
Strong relationship-building skills
Ability to establish in-depth and concise project related project plans for publishing projects.  
Ability to ensure the effective accomplishment of work activities through planning, control, and problem-solving management
Skill to negotiate and persuade customers/manufacturers in alternate cost and quality recommendations for publications
Interpersonal and communication skills suitable for dealing with all levels of staff and external supplier personnel to control production methods, costs and schedules
Ability to write clear, concise, complete and accurate specifications and communications
Knowledge of quality control, confidentiality and security procedures
Thorough knowledge of printing processes both conventional and digital, proofing systems and copy preparation.
Ability to research, maintain, coordinate and/or update technological advancements related to computer management, TPS/Publication Services, paper, printing, and related industries
Skill in concise, complete and accurate project data management
Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of in-house and vendor graphic arts equipment and services enough to analyze each job and establish appropriate lead times for completion 
Knowledge of graphic design enabling development of specifications, product design and ability to evaluate design applicable to produce production
Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures that relate to project responsibilities to facilitate completion of assigned projects
Ability to take direction and provide upward feedback

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.  
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women. 

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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