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"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."
Same here. How about 'Persuading vendors, designers, etc. (via sweet-talking, bribery, etc.) to compensate for lost schedule time incurred by executive approval delays'. That's pretty major in most places where I've worked.
Here's Aquent's blurb from the print (PDF) of the Canadian 2007 survey:
Print Production Manager
A print production manager is responsible for
managing the process (bids, scheduling, production
and delivery) of producing design projects,
from concept through production, including
photography, separations, four-color press work,
as well as digital production. Print production
managers are strong project managers, managing
multiple jobs simultaneously.
AroundTheFur, read PrintDriver's response, do what he suggests re: defining your hypothetical company, then sit down with paper and pencil and sketch 100 or so ideas. Do not jump onto the computer each...