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Variable Data Programmer

Apply Job ID 19201 Date posted Apr. 08, 2021 Location Pewaukee, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Careers across Quad are defined by a rich legacy of passionate people driven by innovation and motivated to find a better way. Here, you'll discover roles that provide the chance to help transform our business while overseeing our vast technology infrastructure. We leverage technology to help our clients and employees succeed, while providing firsthand service and support. Our values have guided us from day one, creating an intense pride in knowing that every day is an opportunity to thrill our clients, side-by-side with the larger community we all call Quad.

Quad's Direct Marketing - a Quad subsidiary that offers concept-through-delivery services, including just-in-time marketing strategies, creative development, and creative and workflow solutions, as well as online communications deployment and comprehensive print production and distribution, all driven by data is seeking a Variable Imaging Programmer. 

Job duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support accounts or projects by utilizing department resources, evaluating individual project or client needs, as well as prioritizing, tracking, and maintaining records of cost and schedules.
  • Match client supplied size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, style and size of type. Analyze customer data, instructions, artwork, and integrates using variable composition software.
  • Review quality of final product before release to client, present proof samples for internal review/approval prior to delivery to client for selection and/or approval.
  • Create finished output and supporting documentation for manufacturing.
  • Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology and changes within industry, as well as follow established company and department QC and SOP standards.
  • Provide off hours/weekend support for a 24/7 manufacturing operation


  • Degree in job-related major or 2 years-experience in the industry, preferred
  • Direct Mail print related experience and basic understanding of USPS guidelines for letter package formatting.
  • Variety of computer skills/languages preferred:
    • PC Proficiency required, Mac Proficiency desired
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Lync, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
    • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator)
    • Variable Data Print (VDP) software such as GMC Inspire, Page Flex, XMPie, Xtreme Dialogue, Fusion Pro
    • Basic understanding of if-then-else relational logic, scripting, and object-oriented programming languages
  • Mathematical and effective communication skills required: ability to calculate numbers/fractions/decimals in all units of measure, as well as, English communication skills both verbal and written

Additional Company Information 

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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