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Cengage is one of Australia’s leading publishers and providers of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets in Australia and New Zealand. We publish a range of education resources written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field, as well as distributing international product for the school, higher education and library reference markets.


At Cengage we make a difference to education through our creativity and engagement. We employ the best people to deliver inspiring, innovative and sustainable education solutions for our customers. 

Our vision is to lead the transition from print to value-added digital and custom solutions. We develop a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, capitalizing on synergies across our businesses and delivering innovative products and services that cannot be matched by our competitors. We aim to be the company that our customers think of first, that current and prospective employees see as a rewarding place to work, and that investors are happy to own.

Positions Available

Production Controller / Senior Production Controller – Secondary

A great opportunity exists for you to join one of Australia’s leading educational publishers and our award-winning Global Product Management team!
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. We create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
Our flexible learning tools give students access to content where and when they need it, so that they can learn in sync with their work, school and life. Our immersive experiences let students go deep and master concepts so that they don’t just get the grade they want; they gain skills for life. At Cengage, we accelerate the learning and life of every student. We seek to employ the best people to deliver our inspiring, innovative and sustainable educational solutions for our customers. We are currently looking for a highly motivated, efficient and enthusiastic Production Controller or Senior Production Controller – School (front-list), depending on experience. This full-time position is based in our Melbourne head office and reporting to the Team Lead – Production (School / Export).

Your responsibilities will include:
• schedule and project-manage School front-list content (print and digital)
• initiate costings and monitor budgets for new project proposals
• implement traditional and agile project management methodologies
• liaise closely with local and offshore composition, print and web-development vendors
• communicate with internal staff and external freelancers
• ensure production standards are understood and adhered to

You must be able to demonstrate:
• proven project management experience
• your ability to think laterally and creatively
• an understanding of the publishing and book production process
• multi tasking and time management skills
• experience using MS Office, AS400, FileMaker Pro, Jira, Trello and Slack
• your analytical and problem-solving abilities
• attention to detail

This is an excellent opportunity to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team, who are at the forefront in the use of digital technology in developing resources for the educational market. Excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to manage deadlines are essential. The successful candidate will be a team player who can hit the ground running and oversee a growing list of projects.

Closing Date: Friday 31st August 2018

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