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S COTT H OOPER O x n a r d C A 9 3 0 3 5 h o t t s c o o p e r @ g m a i l . c o m ( 8 0 5 ) 3 4 1 - 0 7 6 4 Manager, Organizer and Negotiator with proven track record of cost reduction and negotiation skills. Seventeen years of print production management. Relentless in pushing vendors to higher quality standards while getting lower pricing and shorter schedules. Proactive management of prepress, press and bindery for smooth workflow in house and with vendors. Concise metrics reporting of price, quality, and schedules for internal and outside company reporting. Effective team and relationship building skills. Business Acumen Adobe Photoshop Negotiation Skills Adobe Illustrator Vendor Management Flight Check Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) Adobe InDesign Accomplishments Strategized price negotiation resulting in unprecedented 35% cost reduction in first six months. Total price reduction of 45% from 2002 to 2010. Reduced print vendors from four to two allowing for efficient phone and e-mail communication. Created database with forms, queries, and reports for efficient data entry, access, and reporting. Automated monthly PO reports to accounting for a time savings of 98%. Savings in time of all other tasks associated with the PO process was 40 man hours per month. Tightened proof approval process by replacing hardcopy proofs with electronic e-mail circulated proofs: 10% savings of $12,000 per year. Reduced proof trafficking time by requiring standardized information and format from the printer in all e-mail/proofs for quicker more efficient internal routing: reduction of 30 man hours per month. Eliminated overnight shipping costs of proofs with electronic softproofs: 96% savings of $50,000 per year. Streamlined vendor qualification process. System allowed Sage an efficient way of evaluating several printers per month without investing significant time while supplying the printer with valuable feedback. Managed start up of digital book facility. This included seeking out and leasing space, hiring of employees, coordinating electrical upgrades, installation of equipment, and exceeding customer needs. Professional Experience Edwards Brothers, Inc. Digital Book Center Supervisor, Oxnard, CA 2011to 2012 Specialists in short-run manufacturing, Edwards Brothers Malloy has one of the largest digital print operations in the industry, with 11 locations in North America and the United Kingdom. EB Malloy has the largest fleet of Timson web presses in the United States and numerous sheetfed presses. They offer distribution services for smaller publishers as well as global printing and distribution through Global Print SolutionsTM partnership. Digital Operations Supervisor Responsible for startup operations of new southern California digital book facility. This included overseeing the leasing of appropriate space, hiring of employees, installation of equipment and, most importantly, making sure we are meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers. Accomplishments Researched commercial properties for the most efficient and cost effective site that meet the needs of a digital printing and book manufacturing facility. Organized and coordinated the installation data lines, electrical upgrades, and floor plan for an efficient work flow. Hired and trained staff of seven for three shift operation. I coached them in working fast, and efficiently while keeping an eye for quality at all times. Established Edwards Brothers Malloy’s only west coast digital book center with capabilities of producing 500 books a day at 150,000 pages. Sage Publications, Inc. Manufacturing/Production, Thousand Oaks, CA 1998 to 2011 Sage Publications, Inc. publishes and sells journals, books, and electronic media in the United States and internationally. Manager of Manufacturing and Print Buying Managed $4,000,000 print budget. Produced close to 300 new titles each year and 400 to 600 reprints from company backlist. Researched and chose all domestic and overseas vendors for prepress, press, and bindery capabilities for four color and black and white perfect and case-bound books and E-Book marketing material. Liaison between all Sage departments, (acquisitions, editorial, customer service, shipping), and outside vendors. Position Reports to Director of Books Production. Accomplishments Reduced costs 45% for book printing, paper and binding from 2002 to 2010. Number of printers was reduced from four to two allowing for efficient phone and e-mail communication. Created database with forms, queries and reports for efficient data entry, access and reporting. Automated monthly PO reports to accounting for a time savings of 98%. The additional aggregate time savings of all other tasks associated with the PO process was 40 man hours per month. Transformed proof approval process by eliminating verbal approvals and requiring signatures. Replaced hardcopy proofs with electronic e-mail circulated proofs: 10% savings of $12,000 per year. Upgraded process requiring standardized information and format from the printer in the subject line of all e-mail/proofs for quicker more efficient internal routing: reduction of 30 man hours per month. Eliminated overnight shipping costs of proof : 96% savings of $50,000 per year. Coached printer enabling them to quickly focus on specific steps in their production process. The results were revised procedures that eliminated quality issues and gave Sage the opportunity to reduce their freight costs by 85% (up to $500,000/year) and printing costs by 3% (up to $90,000/year). Guthy-Renker, Print Production Manager, Santa Monica, CA 1995 to 1998 Guthy-Renker is today one of the world's largest direct response television companies with sales of more than $1.8 Billion per year. Print Production Manager Print Production Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of printed material for in product material, product labels, brochures, direct mail, inserts. Negotiated lettershop, printing, and film pricing for a variety of marketing, packaging and promotional projects. Determined job specifications and provided recommendations to marketing category directors based on budget. Coordinated direct mail programs through local and Midwest vendors. Negotiated pricing and coordinated with marketing department on mail list formatting (i.e., merge purge, record layouts, postal sortation). Wrote lettershop instructions and assumed responsibility for accurate and timely mail drop. Position reports to VP of Marketing Accomplishment Grew marketing print production department from $100,000 and two marketing managers to $2 million with six marketing managers and four core categories. Negotiated the paper cost of a print run of three million inserts by 3%. This saved $50,000. This was about what my salary was then. Reduced costs by 15% through standardized direct mail pieces across marketing categories. Controlled quality by working closely with designer, film house and/or printer to assure problem free electronic art files, correct color balance and consistent prepress/press specs. Press checked critical color projects to confirm quality. Education Bachelor of Science Degree, Graphic Communications, Management California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Internship: Gannett / USA Today, Quality Analyst, Arlington, VA 9/1993 to 3/1994 USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It is the widest circulated print newspaper in the United States.
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