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Customer Account Manager

Apply Job ID 21004 Date posted Nov.. 10, 2021 Location Spartanburg, South Carolina Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

As a worldwide marketing solutions partner our goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven, integrated marketing platform, with a strong foundation in print, to help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich history by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and take charge of their own success. Whether you’re an operator, sales representative, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best – for ourselves and our clients. We’re a company with a soul and a belief that we can always create a better way.

Quad Packaging, a business unit of Quad, is seeking a folding carton Account Manager. As a market leader in books, magazines, catalogs and newspaper inserts, Quad has expanded its operations to include commercial printing and packaging.  With equipment that includes large format offset printing, foil stamping, embossing, coating and folding carton converting, combined with interactive print solutions and extensive media offerings we can provide unique value to our folding carton customers.

The Account Representative plays an instrumental role as the liaison between the customer, sales reps, and all production areas. The Account Representative will handle projects from receipt of order through final shipment, and will assist in troubleshooting and monitoring job progress through final invoice.

The Account Representative is responsible for understanding the customer’s expectations, and for advocating for the successful completion of the job within the plant. The Account Representative responsibilities are extremely detailed oriented; the Account Representative enters job specifications in the ERP, and communicates with various operational areas verbally and through the job ticket.

Account Representatives are key representatives in Quad’s endeavor to deliver “Best in Class” service. Meeting customers’ needs through quality production and on time delivery, Making it easy to do business with Quad through providing responsive internal and external communication, and Making it enjoyable to do business with us through a positive, “Can Do” approach creates lasting relationships where customers will continue to view Quad as their lead Specialty Print Partner.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in building strong relationships with customers by working through internal systems and processes to meet their requirements.
  • Advocates for Customer (internal or external) through the plant.
  • Collaborate with a network of support resources to satisfy customer expectations.
  • Understand and leverage basic company offerings and recommends solutions to achieve customer’s objectives.
  • Responsible for seamless and transparent execution from order acceptance through final product delivery (ship/mail).
  • Review order and verify client materials (art/data) and specifications with customer and internal processing departments.
  • Review the estimate to determine appropriate production plan. If no estimate is available work with pre-press and manufacturing department leads to determine the best way to produce the order.
  • Work with plant scheduler to provide customer a schedule that is agreeable and workable for the plant. Monitor schedule to ensure timely receipt of client materials and approvals to enable adherence to schedule and delivery commitments.
  • Timely updates to ensure customer changes are communicated, captured and billed.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of customer profiles to document knowledge of customer expectations and critical components of customer requirements.
  • Able to marshal the appropriate resources to ensure their client’s work is executed and can clearly identify when to seek assistance from internal experts when customer specification changes occur.
  • Confirm that the estimate and/or pricing meets the specifications of the actual production order. If it does not, resubmit the pricing and advise the sales team as needed.
  • Participate in customer onboarding meetings /process
  • Participate in internal pre-production meetings to discuss orders and their specifications
  • Accurate and complete job specs entered into the ERP system.
  • Highlight all critical components, customer concerns and expectations.
  • Communicate any issues with art/data files to the customer along with proposed solutions/options.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence and customer advocacy
  • 2+ years experience as an Account Representative in print/production
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully complete multiple tasks and responsibilities by managing priorities and maintaining schedule commitments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of the organization and internal or external clients and prepare professional correspondence (emails, letters, and reports)
  • Self-starter and decision maker, who can effectively execute work to achieve objectives.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including ERP systems
  • Demonstrated commitment to team-work; a collaborative approach w/co-workers

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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