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Print & Logistics Manager


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£28,120 to £30,914 per annum

Closing date

Thursday 18 August 2022

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About the role

The Estate Management Department is looking for an experienced leader from within the Print Industry to fulfil the role of Print Supervisor.  You will manage and coordinate the Print Services team to ensure the effective delivery of print requirements.

You should have excellent team management, communication, organisational and inter-personal skills to engage and lead the Print team.  Experience in scheduling and prioritising teams and operational outputs should be evidenced along with the ability to demonstrate supporting health & safety, compliance development and performance and KPI reporting duties.

The post will report to the Print & Logistics Manager and will support them in the development of these services.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Immediate day to day line management of the Print team, supporting them with scheduling, training and development.
  2. Responsible for the day-to-day management of key suppliers ensuring the external print framework of up to 15 suppliers meet the University print specifications on quality, efficiency and deadline. You will also be a key lead in the supplier performance review process in conjunction with the Procurement Department and aligned with our KPIs.
  3. Determine and control production routes, identifying most appropriate work schedules for both in-house services and external suppliers. Ensuring production processes are efficient, represent value for money to the organisation and scheduled to support business critical deadlines.
  4. Supporting the development and tender process for the external print framework
  5. Training and development of staff in all aspects of service delivery, ensuring equipment is maintained to high levels of health and safety compliance.
  6. Supporting staff development and performance review process, conducting monthly 1:1 review meetings and supporting the calibration process within Travel, Print & Logistics.
  7. To audit and maintain health and safety records for Print Services, undertaking necessary H&S training as and when required to ensure all services remain compliant at all times.
  8. Maintain departmental MIS data to support Operational, Key and Compliance Performance Indicators and assist departments and colleges across the organisation with accurate and appropriate reporting.
  9. Ensure all stock levels are maintained to facilitate all print services and support essential delivery of works.
  10. Liaise with key suppliers to ensure services are maintained and performance levels are kept within agreed SLAs (e.g. Kyocera to maintain MFD uptime).
  11. Develop operational processes to support strategic direction of the department, identifying efficiencies in processes, materials used, supplier and industry benchmarking and keeping informed of potential equipment developments.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities



As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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