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Posted 6 months ago

Location : Harare 

Closing date : 9 December 2022 

University of Zimbabwe (UZ)

Vacancy : Printing Press Manager 

Reporting to: the Director, UZ Press

This position is responsible for overseeing the printing process of University of Zimbabwe Press (UZ Press). The Printing Press Manager ensures that UZ Press print production stays on schedule, within budget and of a consistently high standard as well as managing other aspects UZ Press’ print production needs, such as design services or copywriting.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

The Applicant should have:

  • An HND or higher in Machine Printing from a recognised institution.
  • Qualified and tested Artisan Class 1.
  • Certified Manpower Development Authority of Zimbabwe 4 year apprenticeship.
  • A relevant qualification in management.
  • 5 years’ experience, with traceable references, preferably in a commercial printing (books and stationary) environment is a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a management capacity.
  • Demonstrable leadership and collaborative skills a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing employees by providing guidance and feedback on how to improve their performance.
  • Ensuring that all projects are completed within budget and on schedule.
  • Managing the workflow of the unit by scheduling employee shifts, monitoring quality control, and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Developing relationships with suppliers to ensure the unit’s production schedule demands are met.
  • Coordinating with marketing staff to plan promotional materials and campaigns to increase brand and service awareness in the market (internal and external).
  • Leading efforts to complete production projects.
  • Maintaining inventory of supplies and materials needed to complete projects.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient use of print machinery.
  • Ensuring collaboration between different staff in different departments.
  • Developing new business.
  • Recommending changes and improvements.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Superior organization to complete all tasks on time.
  • Effective communication (written, spoken, digital).
  • A high level of creativity and attention to detail.



Applicants must submit six (6) copies of applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars which should include full names, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, current salary, date of availability, telephone number and names and addresses of three (3) referees. Applications should be addressed to:

The Deputy Registrar

Department of Human Resources

University of Zimbabwe

P O Box MP167

Mount Pleasant


Or hand delivered to University of Zimbabwe, Administration Block Room 113.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9 December 2022.

Applications from suitably qualified members are invited to fill the above  posts

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