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Print Planner

Apply Job ID 25436 Date posted Mar. 16, 2023 Location New Berlin, Wisconsin

As a global marketing experience company, Quad’s goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best— for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we’re a company that believes we can always create a better way.

The Print Planner is the beginning of the manufacturing process for our In-Store print division. The Print Planner is responsible for confirming the existing estimated plan is the most efficient way to produce the order that was given to us from our customers.  The Print Planner will look for potential roadblocks to successful execution of plan, such as: material concerns, machine and handwork limitations.  They will then set-up this plan in our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to hand off the execution of the job to our customer account managers and our production team.


  • Plan overall production of customer requirements, utilizing any existing intel provided to them to include customer requirements, project estimate and design specs.
  • Ensure projects are planned correctly and efficiently to ensure they are the most efficient way to produce the order given to us from our customers.
  • Outline detailed manufacturing plans by creating press impositions, confirm stock, verify finishing requirements, die requirements, hardware, etc.
  • Consult with Schedulingdepartment to determine key milestones and capacity requirements.
  • Collaborate with sales, client account managers and manufacturing leadership to ensure client deliverables and expectations are understood and accounted for in the production plan and timeline
  • Engage with outsource vendors to secure additional services when required.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Design on pro-types and Research & Development projects.


Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business, graphics communication, marketing, advertising, project management or equivalent required. 


  • 1 to 3 years of experience in Point-of-Sale production, large format printing, distribution, and/or finishing required.
  • General understanding of the print process is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools (Outlook, Word, Excel) and office equipment.
  • Experience in a Point of Purchase (POP) manufacturing environment strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of printing substrates, inks and coatings, and finishing processes a plus.
  • Previous experience in a client facing role is preferred.
  • Previous estimating experience in a print environment a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess good analytical and follow-up skills
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be approachable and possess a true “service oriented attitude” to your internal partners and possible external clients
  • A self-starter requiring little day-to-day direction.
  • Has the ability to work independently and collaboratively.  Able to thrive in a team environment.
  • Able to deal with the most complicated and the most mundane tasks, with a focus to do it right providing a true service.
  • Must be focused on continuous learning, regardless of their starting knowledge.   Willing to learn as needed with every assignment.
  • Possess strong sense of ownership with projects assigned.
  • Practical planning and organization fundamentals.

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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