Packaging Planning Coordinator

Job Locations US-FL-Deerfield Beach
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2020 1:31 PM)
Requisition ID
Manufacturing and Distribution - Coordinators
Position Type


Packaging and Planning Coordinator needed for the Sun Sentinel




  • Effectively maintain Packaging Planning and Warehouse Systems insuring accurate production of the Publications. 


  • Maintain and promote the close working relationship between Advertising, Operations and Circulation management providing statistical reports on FSI performance for all packages produced. Communicate effectively with operations managers and co-workers on any matters that may impact production and/or distribution of product, and report to the appropriate manager other matters that require attention. 


  • Manage the accurate press ordering and communication of production runs.


  • To process and distribute all information required for the proper insertion of preprint and we-print products into the Sun-Sentinel and current commercial publications.


  • To develop and maintain management reports using production data for analysis of volume, productivity and quality to be utilized for strategic planning and budgeting purposes.


  • To coordinate with Packaging, advertising and Circulation to resolve issues related to quantities of insert materials received, shortages of insert materials and late entries and/or deliveries of insert materials. Make decisions and recommend alternatives to management.


  • To develop a system for auditing insert shortages, press orders, circulation draws and final production reconciliation to analyze data for the purpose of maximizing revenue, identifying cost reduction opportunities and improving reliability and quality.


  • To coordinate all bulk mail distribution including solo mail, subscription mailing, alternate delivery and commercial products. Ensure all mailing are in accordance with U.S. Postal regulations and respond to postal inquiries.  Create and generate reports for postal accounting.



  • Typically requires an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. Must possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills and have 2-3 years experience in a production environment in a planning or supervisory capacity. 


  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of packaging operations and an overall knowledge of the newspaper production process.


  • Requires skills in the use of personal computers and the use of current word processing and spreadsheet programs.


  • A thorough knowledge of U.S. Postal regulations is required.


  • Must be detail oriented and manage priorities effectively in a high volume, deadline oriented environment.


  • Must have sound decision-making and problem-solving capabilities and work independently with little supervision.


  • The ability to distinguish audible sounds and visual signals in order to walk about safely in close proximity to heavy industrial equipment is required.


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