TransPerfect

Localization Project Manager

ID
2016-8024
Category
Project Management
DE-Berlin

Responsibilities

Scope of the job:

Under the direction of the Team Lead to assure effective project management for assigned localization projects to produce high quality localized computer software.

 

Responsibilities:

Ensure the successful management and completion of localization projects through professional project management within budget and timeline, and within our quality standards.

 

Finance:

  • Create, monitor, and update project quotes.
  • Ensure client’s approval of the initial quotes and changes.
  • Negotiate pricing for each project and issue purchase orders.
  • Provide financial analysis of projects to management.
  • Deliver projects within agreed budget (within TransPerfect quality standards and processes).
  • Maintain all project related (financial) administration.

Communication:

  • Client communication – main point of contact for client communication; maintain smooth communication with clients, Sales and Client Services on all project related matters.
  • Production staff – liaise between client and production staff; provide production staff with all information necessary for successful completion of the project. This includes internal as well as external staff in the form of freelancers, sub-contractors and partners.
  • PM department – communicate with the PM Lead and General Manager about issues that would affect other projects.
  • Liaise with freelancers, other vendors, and partners of TransPerfect on non-project related issues if needed.

Project Execution:

  • Secure and assign resources (internal and external) for projects.
  • Manage allocated teams in terms of project related matters.
  • File handling – receive, distribute and deliver files (between internal and external resources and clients).
  • Monitor and ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Support production staff in other departments when needed; trouble-shoot.
  • Ensure delivery by agreed deadlines.

Qualifications

 

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, other languages would be an asset (especially German/French/Scandinavian/Asian languages)
  • University Degree
  • Minimum 1-2 years of professional experience in a similar position in corporate environment
  • Detail orientation with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Independence in carrying out assigned tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly-developed computer skills (MS Office, Windows)
  • Experience in translation and localization project management would be a strong advantage

Overview

Originally established in 1997 as a translation agency for the European Parliament, Overtaal has grown over the years to become a full-service language and communication firm.  Whatever your needs – precise translations, tailored language training courses, incisive texts – we are at your service. We meet deadlines and ensure quality at all levels.

 

You will come to know us as a reliable partner, from submission of the original order right through to delivery of the final product. Our trainers, revisers and translators are enthusiastic language professionals who combine a passion for language with a result-oriented approach. Our clients include government institutions and multinationals, as well as a wide range of smaller enterprises. We prioritize and invest in the development of long-term relationships with our clients. Maximizing results in consultation with the client is what we are all about.

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