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Ellen Court, Glen Head,
SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA formerly PRIMEDIA Madison Avenue, New York, New York
SENIOR BUDGET MANAGER,
for creating and maintaining budgets for magazine titles.
team in development of cost related manufacturing analysis, including
monthly accounting close.
special project estimating, cost reduction analysis, product enhancement
Vice President of Manufacturing on corporate initiatives such as acquisition
business groups with cost estimates for special issues and custom publications
manufacturing efficiency and recommended cost control measures.
enhanced, and administrated a sophisticated budgeting model utilizing
with Finance to insure that Manufacturing model and Finance model were
compatible and information was consistent.
team to insure that all costs were recorded accurately in the financials
on a monthly basis.
accounting group monthly accruals for print, paper, and distribution.
actual expenses and variances against budget and provided variance explanations
procedures to ensure consistency in quoting procedures.
group projects regarding analysis, studies, etc. related to manufacturing
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PRINTED MATERIALS,
Responsible for the manufacture of all marketing and promotional related
ancillary projects company wide including: kit folders, brochures, flyers,
calendars, decals/stickers, single issue publications, case bound books,
banners, posters and unique items such as plastic license plate holders,
cooler bags, hats, etc.
Analyzed bids, selected vendors, negotiated contracts for repeat items,
created schedules, proofing, supervised distribution, oversaw
invoicing and produced occasional mailings for digital, sheetfed and
web offset printing.
Administrator of Procurement Program – NOOSH – web based :
Evaluated procurement programs and made selection recommendation to
senior management. Developed and worked with vendor to create
customized templates specific to magazine and ancillary project procurement.
Established program perimeters including user set up and roles, pricing
structure, product categories, product type, terms and conditions, vendor
base, workgroups, customized reports. Negotiated contract, oversaw implementation
schedule, set up training classes. Responsible for all aspects of the
Administrator of Stationery Program: Established centralized stationery
web based ordering portal used company wide. Selected vendor, negotiated
contract, gathered and provided all stationery products over to
have uniform perimeters, assigned and set up ordering contacts and procedures.
Trained users and created ordering instruction manual for online ordering
Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
MANUFACTURING BUSINESS MANAGER,
Directly responsible for all financial reporting related to the manufacture
of FORBES, including creating annual million dollar manufacturing
Responsible for coding and paying all printer and paper invoices, including
checking to insure invoices were billed per contract.
Updated contracts with vendors, as necessary, for printing and paper.
Reviewed monthly financial statements with accounting.
Created manufacturing budget program, which automatically calculated
issue costs, as well as other programs that calculated issue weights
and estimated postage and freight costs.
Estimated and oversaw manufacturing of all specialty Forbes prints projects,
from prepress to distribution. This included utilizing different
vendors, analyzing bids, creating schedules, selection of paper, negotiating
contracts, creating specifications, and managing entire manufacturing
Purchased and oversaw delivery of million dollars worth of paper
annually, both groundwood and freesheet, for offset web printing. Responsible
for maintaining paper inventory, paper analysis, tracking over/under
consumption, liaison between paper suppliers and Forbes, conduct paper
tests, annually calculated paper running rates and adjust as contract
Successfully conducted a threeday Forbes Manufacturing Workshop, consisting
of people from various departments through out the company.
Taught the basic principles of prepress, printing, binding, finishing,
paper and distribution. Created and wrote a page handout which accompanied
Production Director , Sussex
Production Manger , Times Mirror
Assistant Production Manager
– , Diamandis Communications and Hearst Magazines
OTHER SKILLS: Some HTML, Website Design, Computer Repair –
Hardware and Software, Social Media and Google Apps. Currently
obtaining PMP Certification.
of Arts in Communications, May
State University of New York, College at Oswego,
Oswego, New York
AFFILIATIONS: P – Partnership in Print Production
Regular member since . Executive Board, Secretary and
Alpha Delta Eta Alumni Association Founder , President
& PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE, October GOLD AWARD
ALLSTAR GAME PROGRAM
PUBLISHING & PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE,
October SILVER AWARD ALLSTAR GAME PROGRAM
PEWTER AWARD BOSTON GARDEN BANNER YEARS