Archive for May, 2008

  • Let the good times roll: drupa road show heads to Oz

    If you couldn’t make it to drupa this time around, don’t worry – it’s coming to you via the drupa unwrapped roadshow.

    Printing Industries will stage the roadshow in July featuring an array of drupa suppliers and printers who trekked the halls of the Messe Centre.

    Printing Industries‘ national communications and technical services manager, Joe Kowalewski, said the roadshow was designed not just to showcase new machinery and technology, but also the new innovation impact on the industry and on printing companies of all sizes.

    "The hundreds of drupa launches that occur over the next two weeks will provide an insight into where the printing industry is headed in the next few years and the opportunities this will provide," he said.

    "While the heavy metal side of the show is always a major attraction, printing industry products and processes are set for a major shift in direction over coming years and drupa will provide the first real insight into where this going.

    "Companies of all sizes need to know what their options will be. They will need to make investment and focus choices that will be more dramatic, and for many, more challenging than ever before.

    "Our intention with drupa unwrapped is to provide the insight and intelligence that will help them to better understand their options and to make those key decisions".

    Kowalewski said the roadshow would include presentations by AGFA, Currie & Co and Hewlett Packard, Fuji Xerox, Heidelberg, Tharstern Australia and Océ-Australia.

    "Our mix covers not only traditional and digital output solutions, but also MIS which has become a crucial business core," he said.

    "Print executives representing a mix of industry demographics will speak about their drupa experience, what it has shown them and the likely impact on their businesses.

    "We will also feature a ‘grass roots-style printers’ forum."

    Drupa unwrapped will be staged in Brisbane on Wednesday 9 July, Melbourne Wednesday 16 July, Perth Wednesday 23 July and Sydney Tuesday 29 July 2008.

    Registration information will be available from Printing Industries offices for all venues shortly.

  • drupa news: Goodbye MAN, hello manroland

    MAN Roland kicked off the drupa press conference season with a new look and a brand new press for the small format market.

    German press giant, MAN Roland, used its drupa press conference to launch a new brand identity and logo for the company. The company will now be known as manroland AG (one word, all lower case) and has introduced a new logo to replace the famous MAN arch used by the MAN Group.

    Chairman of the executive board, Gerd Finkbeiner, said the new name and look was part of a continuing programme to position the company in preparation for its public float although he refused to be drawn on when that might be. It was incorrect however, he stated, to say that the proposed IPO had been postponed or was ‘on hold’ as no specific date for it had previously been made public.

    Finkbeiner went on to outline a number of core branding and values associated with the new company name. Among these, manroland aspires to be a "high performance business partner" to its customers while its core values have been defined as groundbreaking, reliable, determined and inspirational.

    Pictured: three wise men – Dr Ingo Koch, Paul Steidle and Dr Markus Rall.

    In terms of new products, the main development was the introduction of a new press for the small sheet size market. The Roland 50 press is designed for a maximum sheet size of 360 x 520 mm with substrate thicknesses from 0.04 mm up to 0.8 mm, making it suitable for printing on light board. Demonstrated at drupa in a five-colour model, the press includes many trademark manroland features found on the larger presses, including double-size impression cylinders and transferters for sheet travel.

    Gerd Finkbeiner commented that the addition of the Roland 50 to the company´s product line-up would enable it to plug a gap in its portfolio and appeal to a far wider group of printers, many of whom may subsequently go on to use larger presses.

    "We were in the past handicapped by not being able to cover that market," he said.

    Other developments in the sheetfed sector include perfecting for the Roland 900, of which two 4/4 machines have already been sold, and the addition of inline cold foiling on the Roland 500 model.

    In the web market, the presses continue to get bigger and faster. A test unit of a 96-page Lithoman heatset press is being demonstrated on the stand with a contract for the first installation due to be signed during the show. One new development is the Rotoman DynaChange which allows a fifth unit on a Rotoman press to be changed offline while the rest of the press is still running.

    Overall Finkbeiner was fairly upbeat about the prospects for the print industry and the future of manroland despite a downturn in the world economy and negative factors such as the high level of the Euro compared to other currencies.

    "If we see a couple of clouds in the sky, let’s not talk about a downturn," he said, pointing out that at the last drupa nobody had predicted an upswing in the market and yet that’s exactly what happened.

    "There are so many ugly things in the world," he commented. "We just have to deal with it."

  • Jobs of the week: POD Print Sales Representative, Sydney

    • Well branded industry leader
    • Use your digital and offset Print experience in this fantastic growth position
    • Haymarket or Matraville location – want flexibility?
    • Competitive salary package $90-$120 depending on skills & experience

    Salmat is Australasia’s largest direct customer communications company. Our various business streams branch across a wide range of markets and boasts a client portfolio of some of the most well recognised businesses and organisations in Australia.

    We are currently looking for an achievement oriented Print Sales Representative to join our Print On Demand team (POD). POD print and distribute promotional material, point of sale, business stationery, publications and other material across Australia. As Print Sales Representative you will be required to draw upon your knowledge base or experience in print and print management services in order to offer strategic solutions to a range of corporate and blue-chip clients.

    About the job: You’ll be doing the following –

    • Prospecting: Identifying, evaluating and securing new business opportunities within identified key prospects, whilst assisting in cross selling within existing accounts

    • Strategy: creating stategies to gain market penetration with Salmat products and services. You’ll also play a role in the ongoing strategic sales direction of the Print on Demand unit.

    • Co-ordinating the implementation of new business secured in conjunction with relevant Salmat departments

    About you: The successful candidate will have the following:

    • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills

    • A strong demonstrated business acumen and understanding of business development

    • Well developed strategic planning skills

    • A ‘can do’ attitude; you’ll be determined pragmatist with a real creative flair

    • A good working knowledge of digital and full colour offset printing would be advantageous

    To apply please visit and enter the job ID # 418556

  • Jobs of the week: Fulfillment Officer, Western Australia

    • Full-time
    • Well branded industry leader

    Salmat is Australia’s largest business communication specialist.

    Through our four key divisions – SalesForce, MediaForce, BusinessForce and DigitalForce – Salmat provides communication solutions across the spectrum of call centre services, catalogue distribution, business process outsourcing and web-based communication. Since its inception in 1979, Salmat has grown into a business with annual revenues of $600 million and more than 5000 employees in 50 locations worldwide.

    Our BusinessForce division in Bassendean is seeking a meticulous Fulfillment Officer/Storeperson to join our dedicated and hard working team.

    Your day will see you very busy working across both Fulfillment and Warehouse areas.

    Some of your duties would include:

    • Verify all freight invoices are correct

    • Arrange and perform accurate, regular stocktakes

    • Ensure all requisitions for stock are completed daily

    • Ensure all data entry is completed correctly

    • Picking, packing and dispatching

     You, the ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent written, oral and numeracy skills, be task focused and a team player. You will also have experience in stores and posses a Forklift license.

    We offer an hourly rate and regular overtime within a great working environment. Staff parking, easy walk to a train station and a company philosophy that values its employees, make this an opportunity not to be missed!

    To apply please visit and enter the job ID #  444821

  • We’ll be with you shortly: Print 21 newsletter comes out Friday!

    To coincide with the opening of drupa, this week’s issue of Print 21 will not be delivered until Friday 23 May. We trust the wait will be worth it.

    For those of you reading this from drupa, please feel free to send us your news, pictures and stories. For those not at drupa, we hope to provide you with the best possible coverage of the event.

    Thanks for reading,

    Patrick and Mitchell.


  • Jobs of the week: Product Manager, Melbourne

    • World Class Products
    • Technology Background

    Every day it is likely you see documents printed on an Oce Digital Printing System.  Oce’s print technology can manage everything from high-quality advertising material to very high volume print production such as bank statements.  Oce’s print technology is supported by advanced software applications capable of delivering documents and data either internally, locally or internationally.  Utilised by major corporations and printers worldwide, the company’s digital printing systems are renowned for their reliability.  Oce operates in 32 countries.

    Your objective as the Product Manager will be to manage the release and lifecycle of products, and prepare sales professionals with the products knowledge and tools to successfully sell enhanced technology.  The role therefore encompasses marketing campaign strategy, research, competitve analysis and development of sales tools which recognise a better understanding of a client perspective.  You will be supported by a leading company delivering leading print technology solutions.

    You are degree qualified with a background in Marketing and earlier experience in sales gained within a capital equipment, technology or possibly printing equipment environment.  Furthermore, you have the ability to understand a client’s business and the solution that will meet their needs.

    Enquiries to Andrew Telburn or Adrian Reis on 9631 5200.

    Applications to careers@reisand


  • Webby award for Aussie skills

    A new Australian Trade Skills Institute which facilitated the national televising of Printing Industries’ Imagine: A World Without Print? industry promotional DVD has won a prestigious international award at the Webbys.

    The Webbys are the web site industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The awards attracted nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 US States and from more than 60 countries internationally.

    SkillsOne, an initiative of The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence, has won the Webby Award in the "Associations" category of the 12th Annual Webby Awards announced recently by David-Michel Davies at the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in New York.

    Printing Industries‘ national operations manager, Robert Fuller, said the award was tremendous recognition of the efforts by SkillsOne and its team led by the Institute’s CEO Brian Wexham.

    "We congratulate Brian and his team on this achievement which has showcased what Australia is doing to promote career opportunities for young people and showcasing skills within industries, including the printing industry, by using web technology and TV to promote industry products, processes and careers," he said.

    More about SkillsOne, its Webby, and Printing Industries‘ film can be viewed on the SkillsOne site here: Imagine: A World Without Print?

  • Jobs of the week: Maintenance Person, Western Australia

    SALMAT BusinessForce – Process outsourcing such as compiling financial statements, dispatching invoices, storing and archiving, printing documents.  With sites nationally and internationally this makes us a industry leader.

    Our Bassendean office is currently looking for a hard working and dedicated Maintenance Person.

    Working closely with the Maintenance Manager you will ensure performance of maintenance to all machinery. You will also ensure consistent machine processing to meet our client’s expectations and perform routine maintenance as required.

    You, the successful applicant will also:

    • Have mechanical knowledge (experience or certificate)

    • Be a problem solver

    • Plan well and be organised

    • Have interpersonal skills

    • Possess electrical knowledge

    • And be able to self manage

    This is a full time position starting ASAP. 

    If you are looking to join a progressive and successful company, why not send us your resume and apply today?

    To apply please visit and enter in the job ID # 436 876

  • Jobs of the week: Business Analyst, Sydney

    Are you a self starter with over 5 years BA experience?
    Salmat, an ASX listed company needs you! $90-$100K package!

    Salmat is Australia’s largest business communication specialist: the force in one to one communication.

    Through its four key divisions – SalesForce, MediaForce, BusinessForce and DigitalForce – Salmat provides communication solutions across the spectrum of call centre services, catalogue distribution, business process outsourcing and web-based communication. Since its inception in 1979, Salmat has grown into a business with annual revenues of $600 million and more than 5000 employees in 50 locations worldwide.

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Analyst to join our company. In this role your time will be split between our Moorebank and Matraville offices and will see you reporting to the General Manager.

    As a Business Analyst you will be responsible for:

    • The continual reviewal of Profit and Loss, key metrics, systems and workflows

    • Analysing complex information and business performance drivers to identify potential improvement areas

    • Undertaking reviews of potential alternative solutions and improvement plans

    • Providing recommendations for improvements and executing approved improvement plans to maximise the performance of the business

    • Reporting, monitoring and providing input in improvement projects within the NSW businesses, leading projects where required

    • Applying statistical analysis techniques and disciplines to address workflow improvement requirements

    • Coordinating and producing monthly consolidated KPI’s for NSW businesses


    To be considered for this position you must have a minimum of 5 years commercial experience as a Business Analyst, relating to the management of project delivery and business analysis. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and MRP / ERP systems is essential.

    You will also have proven ability to influence and inspire others and be able to review and recommend improvement in methods, tools and techniques aiming for continuous improved productivity and quality and cost control. You will also demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A Tertiary qualification in Business/Project Management is desirable.

    This is a fantastic role for a highly motivated change maker. If you are looking for a challenge with an innovative, industry leading company then please submit an application.

    To apply for this position please visit and enter in the job ID # 445 224


  • Jobs of the week: Digital PrePress Operator, Sydney

    Looking to take that next step in your prepress or print career? 

    Then this is a great opportunity to join one of Australia’s foremost digital printers, and work with state-of–the-art equipment.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our tight knit prepress team,  servicing the file requirements of the very latest digital presses, across the full range and size of jobs.

    Key skills required include:

    • The ability to work efficiently in Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign/Quark.

    • An understanding of imposition and the output requirements of offset and digital presses.

    • A problem solving attitude.

    • Working in such a busy, hands on environment,  also means  the ability to multitask and meet deadlines is essential.

    If working with  a great team on a wide range of work sounds like you, then  email your CV to

    All applications will be handled in strictest confidence.


  • Jobs of the week: Regional Manager – Service Operations, Sydney

    At an exciting time where our service business is a major contributor into our global strategy for growth, Heidelberg is currently seeking applications from commercially focused & results-driven leaders for the role Regional Manager for our New South Wales and Queensland Operations.

    Based in Sydney, reporting directly to the General Manager – Service and being an integral member of the local Management team and wider Service function, this position is responsible for effectively managing, leading and driving one of Heidelberg’s regional customer support/service business in accordance with the strategic and operational plans. In addition, working with key stakeholders to develop and implement effective regional customer support strategies, solutions and activities for working in conjunction with key stakeholders to improve the performance of the Regional Customer Support area.

    The successful candidate will have extensive experience in a commercial service environment, managing employees within a trade environment (union involvement), with particular exposure to high ticket capital equipment, and preferably with a working knowledge of the Printing /Graphic Arts Industry.

    The candidate may have a Mechanical/Electrical Trade Qualification and preferably a Degree/Diploma in a Business related discipline.  Having worked for a customer focussed organisation, you will have demonstrated experience in structuring and selling service agreements as a part of a total solution or as an individual customer solution.

    The individual will also have proven ability to develop, build and maintain effective working relationships, both internally and externally and at all levels; a strong internal and external customer focus; effective people management skills; strong teamwork skills with the ability to be part of and help develop a customer focused, knowledge sharing culture.  In addition, the ability to take ownership, responsibility and drive and deliver results is critical for the position, as is experience in promoting and driving organisational change initiatives.

    This position is of a permanent full time nature, based Sydney.  Some interstate travel will be necessary.  Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience of the successful candidates and local employment terms and conditions apply.

    To discuss this role in greater detail contact our retained recruitment advisor Jon Vonk on 0439 101909 evenings and weekends  03 9534 3830. Alternatively email your resume to him at

    Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Letters, feedback, get it off your chest: 30 May 2008

    Readers have their say on last week’s news. Why not write in and join the debate.


    Re: ‘Made in China’ light boxes threaten ISO standard
    This article is just the tip of the iceberg; there would be thousands of well-made products being copied by industries in China.
    It is good to see somebody taking a stand against inferior Chinese products being imported into Australia.

    Ross Cummings
    Alpha Label Printing



    Re: Massive consolidation rocks Sydney’s printing industry
    Consolidation of this group was inevitable the moment the credit crunch broke. They, GEON are a heavily leveraged private equity group and the price of credit went up and hey presto; plant closures and redundancies ensue. The longer the credit crisis persists the worse it will get. This is an opportunity for some to lock-in client relationships and prices. It is no longer about prices but about cost and those with little or no control over their costs are going to ‘slash and burn’.

    Ashley Balls


    Re: Sale the only answer for Nexus Print Solutions
    "In the last two years those markets have come under attack from price competition and new technologies to produce print,” Nexus managing director Craig Thornquest said.

    The above quote from Nexus (ex?) managing director, Craig Thornquest, seems to be a very convenient duck for cover given the optimism discussed at the outset of the Gillingham’s / van Gastel take-over. Quite simply, this company was mismanaged and once again, the staff will undoubtedly be the ultimate losers. There have always been too many players in the Adelaide marketplace and to combine two companies as diverse in clientele as van Gastel and Gillinghams, was always going to be a huge gamble. There has been no more "price attack" in the last two years than at any other time in the past.

    Bob Reid.


    The article was a very worthy read. I recently joined the estimating/customer sales department and so often get bogged down by just the sheer volume of quotes. Reading this excerpt has taught me how the deal with some thorny issues as well as "buying time", and in a sense keeping the client satisfied/informed. I’ll definitely try to implement some of these useful tips when I do another quote.


  • Candidates of the week: Experienced Estimator, Sydney

    My objective is to exceed all expectations and excel with all challenges placed upon me. I will strive to be the best that I can possibly be and push further to advance my knowledge and skill level in my chosen field.  

    Employment History
    June 2007 – December 2007  Superprint Australia
    Position: Sales Manager
    As the sole Sales Manager in this growing company, my responsibilities were to liaise and maintain relationships with existing clients whilst building on all new business opportunities. I followed up on all leads and successfully expanded the client database as well as bring in extra revenue to the company’s finances. I liaised and reported to the General Manager on a daily basis and implemented procedures to improve the company’s infrastructure.

    Duties Involved

    • Maintain existing client relationships.

    • Build and expand on company’s client database.

    • Ensure all budgets were met and exceeded.

    • Improve and implement new procedures to the company’s infrastructure.

    • Assess and report all progress to General Manager.

    October 2000 – February 2007  PMP Limited
    Position: Senior National Print Estimator
    As a Senior National Print Estimator my role was to manage a national team and delegate daily workflow. Maintain accurate and efficient procedures to ensure all standards are met and maintained. My position provided me with crucial responsibilities to lead a team and ensure each team member follows and exceeds expected guidelines. My communication skills have increased a great deal due to the role requiring constant liaising with all departments ranging production through to upper management. As a Senior Estimator my job is prepare and construct prices to the clients’ needs and wants as well as provide cost efficient alternatives. My position also prepares me in the sales field as I have to sell ideas to the sales team as well as meeting all the clients needs.

    Duties Involved

    • Delegate workflow and check pricing for accuracy and efficiency.

    • Lead and encourage team of national estimators.

    • Manage and maintain client relations through pricing negotiations.

    • Communicate among all departments to ensure best pricing and efficiency is to be achieved.

    • Assess and report all progress to General Manager.

    • Interact and maintain client confidence.

    February 1999 – December 1999   Crystal Palace Catering Pty. Ltd.
    Position: Catering Manager
    Working as a Catering Manager, I obtained knowledge in food presentation and preparation to satisfy the customers’ needs.  This position requires me to constantly be alert for any potential and unnecessary errors throughout the entire functions.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supervise chefs and organise waiting staff for receptions and formal occasions.

    • Advise staff on procedures for food preparation and handling.

    • Perform inventory on ingredients and order necessary stock.

    • Communicate with members of the team to provide a high level of service.

    • Consult clients about menu selection and pricing.

    1998 – June 1999   National Australian Nappies Pty. Ltd.
    Position: Warehouse Supervisor / Store Manager
    While working at National Australia Nappies I fulfilled multiple roles outside of my responsibilities in the running of the company.  As a Warehouse Supervisor I’ve gained experience in negotiating with clients on wholesale transactions and providing customer service.  I took control of all inward goods and as well as the distribution of goods.

    As a Store Manager I was exposed to diverse areas of work, such as:

    • Prepare orders and packing. / Customer Service

    • Inventory and management of stock.

    • Transport and logistics management.

    • Cash handling and bookkeeping. 

    1996   Heatherhill Secondary College
    Successfully completed VCE in the following subjects:
    English, Accounting, Mathematics, Information Technology, Legal Studies

    1997    Holmesglen TAFE
    Completed first year of Associate Diploma of Business (Banking & Finance).
    Skills includes:

    • Efficient knowledge with Microsoft Office Applications

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Work well in a team environment and individually

    • Hardworking and a quick learner

    • Able to work well under pressure

    • Fluent in English & Vietnamese

    • Completed a full sales training course and seminar on customer relations

    Completed numerous training courses with PMP such as Printing for Non Printers, Human Relations, Electronic Workflows, Digital Pre-press Workshop. People Management.

    Warren Jack  –  Superprint Australia P/L
    Managing Director
    Ph: +61 406 888 883
    Ad: 192 / 392 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2001

    Glenn Kelty – PMP Limited
    National Estimating General Manager
    Ph: +613 9265 8329
    Ad: 37 Browns Road, Clayton VIC 3168




  • Production Manager from Overseas, Australia

    I am looking at being sponsored to work in australia.

    I have 10 years experience in the printing industry.

    I am a qualified and currently hold a production managers position but am also interested in digital large format machine operator positions.

    I am seeking any positions or sponsors that can help me.

    My resume is available upon request.

  • Australian Tenders of the Week, 27 May 2008

    ATM ID      RFQ-J8384
    Agency: Department of Defence – DSG
    Category: 14000000 – Paper Materials and Products
    Close Date & Time: 2-Jun-2008 12:00 pm (ACT Local time)
    Publish Date: 6-May-2008
    Location: VIC, Melbourne
    ATM Type: Request for Tender

    Qty 10,000 EA – 7530/661076944 Folder, File AR180, Personal Security File, Orange Manilla, 235MM By 355MM, (Current Versions Are All From Revised AUG 85).

    Contact Person: All Enquiries – (NO DOCUMENTATION REQUESTS).

    Phone Number: (03) 9282 5391
    Fax Number: (03) 9282 6770
    Email Address:


    RFT Number: 08/09006
    RFT Title:  Printing of Railcorp Business Stationery and Digital Printing
    Category: Printed media
    Closing Date:  18 Jun 2008
    Closing Time:   10:00 AM (NSW Local Time)
    Location:  NSW
    RailCorp is consolidating all of its business stationery printing requirements and the storage and distribution of these products to RailCorp business units across NSW. Digital printing/copying and collating services are also required. A supply agreement for a period of three (3) years will be put in place.

    Tender Type:    
    Open Tenders – An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

    Contact: Peter Kerr
    Phone: 02 8922 0271
    Fax:  02 8922 0195


    Tender Title: Binding Services
    Tender No: SLVT044
    Tender Type: Request for Tender (RFT)
    Opening Date: 04/09/2008
    Closing Date: 05/08/2008
    Closing Time : 02:00 PM
    Status: Open
    Category: Paper Materials and Products

    The State Library of Victoria is requesting quotations for its external binding program for a three-year period from July 2008 to June 2010.  Library binding comprises three categories, including; current serial volumes, monograph rebinding and the casting of prepared text blocks (for mongraphs).  The Library requires an experienced contractor that can provide the full range of binding products and services.

    Contact Details
    Contact Person: Shelley Jamieson
    Telephone Number: 8664 7357
    E-mail Address:
    Reference No: SLVT044

  • Candidates of the week: Production Manager, Melbourne

    I have worked in a production environment for my entire working life and as a Production Manager for the past four years managing over 50 permanent staff. From time to time the total staff under my supervision reached almost 100 persons when casual labour was included. Not only do have proven skills and capability working as a production manager, but it is work which I thoroughly enjoy.

    I initially qualified as a tradesman but have more recently obtained professional production training, qualifying for the Certificate in Production Management at Latrobe University in 2000. I have also taken courses in OH&S and Time Line Management.

    I pride myself in planning and executing impeccable production schedules and always strive to meet production deadlines and company targets. An important KPI at Henderson was the “Monthly Target List”. I was responsible for achieving the overall target and constantly monitored the factory performance against this target during the month. This required achievement of lower level KPI’s such as daily unit targets and reduced set-up times.

    I display excellent time management skills whereby assembly lines work like clockwork under my leadership. Ensuring quality standards are always meet is also a key part of my approach. In my former role our product range was aimed at the premium end of the market. I am keenly aware of the importance of health and safety and have confidently managed all issues related to this area including safety committees and work care claims management.

    I have found Production Management most rewarding and I have a genuine interest in all areas of production. I have an outgoing jovial personality and display an outstanding rapport with fellow employees. I refer to myself as a people’s person where the employee’s welfare is paramount. I also consider my aim is to make sure all fellow staff are satisfied and happy with their work environment. This ensures that my production targets are reliably met.

    I believe I have the skills and expertise to be considered for this position and have documented these in more detail in my resume (upon request).

    I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. 

  • Jobs of the week: General Manager, Melbourne

    • Competitive & Dynamic Print Industry
    • Strategic Customer & Marketing Focus
    • Company with International Focus


    The primary purpose of the role:

    • To work with  Administrative/Sales support and factory staff to ensure the sales of used machinery is completed efficiently and on a timely basis.

    • To assist Managing Director to further develop growth.

    • To develop and achieve budgets in line with company objectives.

    The remuneration will include a base salary plus a bonus scheme.

    As a successful candidate, you will have:

    • A varied technical background in the printing industry.

    • Relevant tertiary qualifications, preferably in Engineering

    • A minimum of 5 years in an Operations management  role in the printing industry.

    • High computer literacy.

    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills

    • Experience in handling letters of credit an advantage.

    • the ability to work independently and as a member of a small group.

    • high level of self drive and motivation to succeed, and to be constantly self challenging.

    • Good working/practical knowledge of running a business/profit centre.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, this is an excellent opportunity to join a growing Company trading globally in the capacity as General Manager. The position has responsibility for ensuring the Administration and Operations segment of the Company are operating in an efficient and productive manner.

    This is a challenging, competitive and dynamic marketplace so we are seeking applications from proven General Managers with technical knowledge in print and packaging machinery and printing processes. Other associated manufacturing experience with a strong administration, sales support and marketing background would be considered favourably. You must effectively balance an external focus whilst continuing to deliver business improvement through innovation and process enhancement.

    Please apply by emailing your resume, in MS Word format