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Manager (Production Color and PrePress)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Start date
Feb 21, 2024
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $69,000.00 - $124,200.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

Manager - Production, Printing Services Color and PrePress

Classification: Exempt

Date: February 20204

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies, and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive, and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

A role with Target Printing Services means that you'll be part of a team that leads Target's Value communication strategy and brings holistic promotional and value stories to life for Target's guests. The team has a broad range of responsibilities including planning & development, creative, execution and production. Promotions marketing leverages a variety of print and digital media and is responsible for Target's Weekly Ad, Digital Weekly Ad, Print Promotions, In-store Promotional Signing and Printing Services.


As the Color and PrePress Manager of Printing Services, you will be leading and developing a team of production team members as well as creating, implementing, and maintaining color standards across multiple devices in a fast-paced 24-7 production environment. You will provide direction, set goals for daily production, and manage the performance of your team while providing timely feedback. You are responsible for leading a positive culture where teamwork and a 'can-do' attitude is a top priority every day. In this role you are responsible for coordinating projects, training team members, monitoring product and color quality, ensuring adherence to the production schedule, assigning work to team members, maintaining, and purchasing inventory of supply items, orienting new team members, and ensuring safety practices and processes are always adhered to. As the Color and PrePress Manager of Printing Services, you are accountable to completing all tasks as assigned by the Sr. Manager.

About you:
  • 5 years' experience in a Litho and Digital print environment
  • 5 years' experience in Color Management (Gracol 7)
  • 5 years' experience in pre-press file operations (Pre-flight to Plate)
  • A proven track record for leading teams and managing performance
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment through multiple projects and details


Color Management

  • Co-manage press profiling & fingerprinting for all presses, focusing on common substrates and critical colors
  • Create and manage curves unique to each press & material.
  • Manage color certification requirements - tracking color data, submitting to color cert company, etc.
  • Train TMs on color control processes - Prepress & Operators (using color management tools, when to adjust on press vs in file, what adjustments to make based on color data, etc.)
  • Co-manage press approvals, guiding color adjustments based on color data
  • Manage calibration of color data reading equipment, ordering new PMS books, etc.
  • Point of contact for Job Planners, Customers, Production, etc. regarding color
  • Assist in troubleshooting color issues and the matching of supplied Epson proofs
  • Work with vendors and color house to ensure color proofs are output with correct curves for TPS
  • Partner with planning and preflight to help streamline the color conversion process
  • Help manage/organize color proof retention system

Prepress Management

  • Oversee/Lead a team of Pre-Press team members. Oversee variable and preflight team members
  • Oversee the management and execution of planned work through the pre-press process to production
  • Lead communication strategy of the pre-press team including touchpoints with internal teams planning, scheduling, production
  • Strategize efficiencies in prep process and troubleshoot issues as they arise, brining solutions for resolution
  • Oversee cross functional training between all prepress team members to ensure all team members can preflight, prep, plate and do variable work
  • Develop and implement Prepress processes and workflow to ensure accurate execution of files - from preflight review to plate creation, across all shifts
  • Partner with Planning leadership to create a more defined workflow for preflight and proofing
  • Educate planning and customers on how the proofing process works and the shared responsibilities and tools available for proofing i.e., InSite
  • Understand unique constructions (booklets, folds, etc.), create templates for Prepress & Art Houses to ensure accurate execution
  • Help create standardized layout for different formats of jobs i.e., standard book templates, gripper margins etc.
  • Provide guidance for file creation/adjustments for printability and color consistency
  • Provide guidance for die line creation and how they are implemented in prep
  • Knowledgeable on processes for all job types and unique file setup - variable data, unique constructions, etc.
  • Manage training of all Prepress employees to ensure every shift has the capability to process and adjust all job types
  • Manage all Prepress employees (Preflight, variable data, Prepress Specialists, etc.)
  • Provide accountability, feedback and training to help all prep employees grow
  • Manage Prepress software & equipment (Kodak Prinergy and Kodak Preps, Epson printer, Fuji Plate Maker, etc. Prinergy, InSite)
  • Point of contact for Job Planners, Customers, Production, etc. regarding file creation and adjustments
  • Provide feedback to the planning team and customers about the files being received by prep and how to better create these files to achieve better outcomes. i.e., file formats, color builds, etc.
  • Help automate variable file creation

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

Application deadline is : 02/24/2024

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