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JOHN ERIC ELLISON

Manchester, CT 06042 ▪ john@johneric.org


OPERATIONS MANAGER | PROCUREMENT | SUPPLY CHAIN

Extensive experience in Document Management, Financial and Commercial Print industries. Partnering with internal and external customers to understand specifications, compliance, and deliver quality solutions on time and within budget. Supply Chain Professional. Helping to achieve business objectives. Disciplined, fast, reliable, timely, strategic and consistent. Proven leadership and management capabilities in building and rewarding teams for maximum effectiveness.

Short list of PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Create & Lead Change - Vendor Management - Print & e-Solution Services - Document Management - Negotiating - MAC & PC - Adobe Products - JavaScript - HTML / CSS / HTML5 / CSS3 - Graphic Design - Proprietary software - Entrepreneurial Skills - Integrated Marketing - Branding

WORK EXPERIENCE

Production Specialist at Voya Financial®, Windsor, CT.

  • Driving and supporting cross-media solutions. Aided in Corporation Rebranding.
  • Learned the “Continuous Improvement” tools and put into practice.
  • Supported initiatives aimed at delivering consistent end-to-end client and partner experience.
  • Worked with a wide variety of vendors.
  • Remained consistently within contract, budget, and client SLA; error rates under 5%.
  • Responsible for account reconciliation and variance reporting; using Ariba, PeopleSoft, QuickBase, and Excel.

Continuing education to include Media Graphics and Web Technologies in addition to my background in the media industry.

  • Samples of my work on the Web can be found starting with www.johneric.org and corollary links.
  • Those sites utilize Flash, CSS, Java Script, Jquery, a PHP mail application, and samples
    of my own artwork.
  • View John E Ellison's profile on LinkedIn

Graphics Supervisor ▪ Allied Printing Services, Inc., Manchester, CT ▪
        December 2004 – February 2009.

  • Supervised an average of 15 to 20 employees in the graphics department, preparing customer files for print and/or digital upload to client’s ftp sites.
  • ISO trained for a competitive edge within an international market; referencing the highest standards of customer satisfaction.
  • Experienced in working on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Successfully directed a wide range of projects spanning up through high-end retail publications, packaging, and annual reports.
  • Worked with Mac and PC platforms using industry standard software for high-end color correction and page assembly.

Private Broker ▪ Freelance Printing Sales, Quakertown, PA ▪ 2002 – 2004

  • Performed as a liaison between large businesses and printers.
  • Built up my own client foundation by direct personal representation and through the use of on-line prospect databases.
  • Troubleshot the projects I represented to help pre-flight through to the final printed product.

A Leader in the “Color Imaging” Team ▪ Meier & Frank (A division of The May Corp.);
        Portland, Oregon ▪ 1998 – 2002

  • Helped to build and manage the in-house “Color Imaging” department from inception to a fully functional digital pre-press department.
  • Coordination with design, layout and photography.
  • Performed out of state "press checks."
  • Learned retail catalog management skills as necessitated by quality control and remote team networking.

Owner / Operator ▪ Norseman Digital Publishing, Portland, OR ▪ 1996 – 1998

  • Entrepreneurial professional with experience in graphic design, marketing, and support of business development objectives. I produced catalogs for plant Nurseries in and around
    Portland, OR.
  • Responsible for sales, design, photography coordination, color and production.
  • Successful enough to warrant the Portland (Oregon) Business Journal’s interest.
  • Featured in the “Business Savvy” section of the Journal, February 13, 1998.
  • http://www.johneric.org/Business-Journal-Article-John_E_Ellison.pdf  Portland Business Journal Logo

Manager ▪ Color Control Inc., (Now a division of Schawk), Redmond, WA ▪ 1989 – 1996

  • Involved in the conversion from conventional film stripping to computer workflows.
  • Performed Mac and PC operation, as well as computer maintenance.
  • Worked with catalogs such as Neiman Marcus, Victoria’s Secret, William Sonoma,
    The Bombay Co., and others.
  • Trained to operate within a developing digital environment.

Continuing EDUCATION (On the "Dean's List" 2009-2014 and "President's List")

Phi Theta Kappa lifetime membership - awarded 10-19-12

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT ▪ On-going - web and multimedia.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Bloomfield, CT
Completed the "Graphics and Web Professional" certificate program.

 

 


WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Manager

    Pre-Press Graphics Manager

    Color Control Inc., (Now a division of Schawk), Redmond, WA ▪ 1989 – 1996

    Involved in the conversion from conventional film stripping to
    computer workflows.

    Performed Mac and PC operation, as well as computer maintenance.

    Worked with catalogs such as Neiman Marcus, Victoria’s Secret,
    William Sonoma, The Bombay Co., and others.

    Trained to operate within a developing digital environment.

  • Owner / Operator

    Owner / Operator

    Norseman Digital Publishing; Portland, OR ▪ 1996 – 1998

    Entrepreneurial professional with experience in graphic design, marketing,
    and support of business development objectives. I produced catalogs for
    plant Nurseries in and around Portland, OR.

    Responsible for sales, design, photography coordination, color and production.

    Successful enough to warrant the Portland (Oregon) Business Journal’s interest
    in the “Business Savvy” section of the Journal, February 13, 1998.

    http://www.johneric.org/Business-Journal-Article-John_E_Ellison.pdf

  • Color Specialist

    Color Specialist

    A leader in the “Color Imaging” Team ▪ Meier & Frank (A division of
    The May Corp); Portland, OR ▪ 1998 – 2002

    Helped to build and manage the in-house “Color Imaging” department
    from inception to a fully functional digital pre-press department.

    Coordination with design, layout and photography.

    Performed out of state "press checks."

    Learned retail catalog management skills as necessitated by
    quality control and remote team networking.

  • Private Broker

    Private Broker

    Performed as a liaison between large businesses and printers.

    Built up my own client foundation by direct personal representation
    and through the use of on-line prospect databases.

    Troubleshot the projects I represented to help pre-flight
    through to the final printed product.

  • Graphics Supervisor

    Graphics Supervisor

    Allied Printing Services, Inc.; Manchester, CT December 2004 – February 2009.
    This position ended, due to a workforce reduction.

    Supervised an average of 15 to 20 employees in the graphics department,
    preparing customer files for print and/or digital upload to client’s ftp sites.
    ISO trained for a competitive edge within an international market; referencing
    the highest standards of customer satisfaction.

    Experienced in working on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
    Successfully directed a wide range of projects spanning up through
    high-end retail publications, packaging, and annual reports. Worked with Mac
    and PC platforms using industry standard software for high-end
    color correction and page assembly.

  • Currently

    Recently: Production Specialist at Voya Financial®, Windsor, CT.

    Also, continuing education; media graphics and Web technologies
    in addition with my background in the printed graphics industry.

    Samples of my Web skills can be found starting with www.johneric.org
    That site and its corollary links utilize Flash, CSS, Java Script,
    Query, a PHP mail application, and samples of my own artwork.

    View John E Ellison's profile on LinkedIn

Continuing EDUCATION (On the "Dean's List" 2009-2014 and "President's List")

Phi Theta Kappa lifetime membership - awarded 10-19-12

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT ▪ On-going - web and multimedia.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Bloomfield, CT
Completed the "Graphics and Web Professional" certificate program.

Continuing EDUCATION (On the "Dean's List" 2009-2014 and "President's List")
Phi Theta Kappa lifetime membership - awarded 10-19-12

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT ▪ On-going - web and multimedia.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Bloomfield, CT
Completed the "Graphics and Web Professional" certificate program.