Karin Cantarella

Project Manager and Production Manager ,Print Industry

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I would like to grow my career with new challenges in the media, print and digital production industry. I’m looking forward to work in a medium / large size print and media agency, expanding my role as production and facility manager, facing clients directly and advising on the best product and production process. I have a deep knowledge of organization workflows, I’m keen to direct and oversee the work of graphic and machinery operators, doing estimates and providing advise for new product development. I have been improving my technical skills and knowledge of web related design and deployment processes, to move forward my career and the company I work for, towards a multi-channel production process in both advertisement and editorial. For the last 5 years I have been the senior manager and co-owner of a medium size Advertisement and Print company (25 people ca.). I have worked as manager, coordinator and consultant in the print production industry. My approach is to ensure satisfaction from both the client’s perspective and my team’s efficiency, with a special attention to details. I am used to work in medium-large teams, scheduling tasks, overseeing the resolution of day-to-day issues and coordinating other key individuals. I have a lot of experience in customer advising, budget meeting and priorities scheduling to ensure an excellent customer experience.

Skills

 

  • Exhibition
  • Coordination
  • Resource Management
  • Managing Client Relationships
  • Production Support
  • Store Opening Planning and Setup
  • Manage a Team
  • Manage Busy Schedules/multiple Projects
  • Sales Background
  • Event Collateral
  • POS Print Campaign Management
  • Retail Advertising
  • Event Production Management
  • Print and Adverstising
  • Italian

Work history

Currently

Business Development & Account Manager

Theprintlabs Ltd

Feb 2015
  • One to one customer relationship manager for editorial product sales and new business development. Sales and technical area coordination and support for both. Diary Management and organizational support to the Director to guarantee an efficient running of his day to day schedules. Management of training and new product/service launches events

Currently

Provisioning, Production Manager and Print

Advertisement Agency and Digital Printing Facility Eliografia Sicilia Catania, Italy

Sep 2011
  • I have the responsibility of the sale strategy, buy controller, HR manager (training and skills development), stock coordination based on sale projections. Day-to-day problem solving overseeing, coordination of production and sales people, time scheduling and resources management are all very important aspects of my job. I have also worked as Account Manager and Customer Business Development for live event print collateral and Advertisement print campaigns integrating wide format products, editorial products, displays and collateral services. I have been testing and researching new and innovative print materials, based on paper, plastic and synthetic sources. I have a deep knowledge of print materials, workflow solutions, print technologies both for digital and wide format printing, finishing solutions. I’m an expert in print companies production workflows.

2011

Marketing Manager

Konica Minolta Competence Center Catania, Italy

Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
  • Corporate sales, live event organization, sales force coordinator. Event management and coordination for new product launches, vertical solution sales and promoting sales force activities.

2009

Sales Manager

Xerox Premiere Partner Catania, Italy

Aug 2005 - Oct 2009
  • Sales force coordinator and multi channel marketing.

Education

2005

Business Administration and Management

Economics University Catania, Italy

Aug 2000 - Jun 2005
  • Degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Management 110/110 mark with praise

2000

Degree in Foreign Languages (english, French, Spanish

Foreign Languages College ??boggio Lera” Catania, Italy

Aug 1995 - Jun 2000
  • Degree in foreign languages (English, French, Spanish)