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Production Planning Manager

Multi-Color Corporation (formerly Fort Dearborn)
West Henrietta, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Build your Career with an Industry Leader 

Multi-Color Corporation and Fort Dearborn have merged and are now the world’s largest prime label and packaging supplier. Join the new MCC and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that has been committed to excellence and industry leadership for over 110 years. 

The Production Control Manager provides hands on oversight of the Graphics and Planning team members and processes.  This position is a member of the leadership team and expected to promote the safety of all associates, adherence to quality rules and procedures and work with peers to provide the most cost-effective production plan possible. 


  • Strong understanding and proven execution of printing principles and printed art preparation. Gravure printing and cylinder manufacturing a plus (5+ years)
  • Print planning or similar estimation experience (5+ years)
  • Previous planning software experience a plus
  • Proficient in the following programs: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools and proven record of adopting new/best practices a plus


  • Ensure planning processes are executed correctly to support on time shipments, smooth process flow between prepress and warehouse, and WIP/inventory levels are appropriately maintained.
  • Work closely with Customer Service and Production on job sequencing.  Obtain input on prioritization as needed based on current conditions.
  • Establish and review scheduling standards to assure accuracy based on changes in equipment
  • Ensure VMI activities as they relate to Planning and Graphics are executed appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Participate in new business implementation
    • Handle review/execution of all new art
    • Understand and track timeline of new business implementation
    • Ensure all proper approvals are scheduled and obtained (one up artwork as well as press approvals)
  • Maintain tracking system and flow of work for artwork and step/repeat
  • Ensure proper training is identified and delivered to employees
  • Monitor and update all relevant processes as needed to include cylinder proofs.
  • Examine existing processes and failures/success to identify improvement needs, both for the department as well as the plan.
  • Planning and engineering jobs for multiple printing processes with assistance from a Senior Label Process Engineer.
  • Responsible for print quality, color separation requirements and layouts.
  • Schedule print tooling and prepress based on customer needs.
  • Provide pre-production direction to assure prepress and printing accuracy with assistance from a Senior Label Process Engineer.
  • Create / manage Master Estimates
  • Optimize layout and color separation of jobs to maximize production efficiency
  • Uses Radius and PPMS software to plan, manage, coordinate, & prioritize items through the item/job process flow.
  • Works with a Senior Label Process Engineer to determine the design intent specifics, printability and label construction:
    • Label dimensions, shape, centerline, multiple wide and repeat
    • Label application requirements
    • Bottle / product color & requirements
    • ECL layout / build
    • Copy position
    • Material types and availability
    • Material widths and availability
    • Tooling requirements: print cylinders / end rings / mag cylinder / flex die / hard die / hot stamp
    • Print process and sequence: number of colors / Flexo / Litho / Digital / Gravure / Screen / Cold Foil / Hot Stamp / ECL
    • Press type / target press / target press capacity
    • Ink types
    • Ink opacity / fade resistance requirements
    • Varnish / release / deadener / adhesive types
    • Varnish matte / gloss level requirements
    • Luminescence / pearl requirements
    • Release / deadener / adhesive requirements
    • Color matches
Other Considerations:

MCC offers a competitive wage and generous benefits package including medical, dental vision, disability, life insurance and 401(K).

MCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. MCC is an equal opportunity employer.


Multi-Color Corporation (formerly Fort Dearborn)


200 Lucius Gordon Drive

West Henrietta, NY
14586 USA