EU Vendor Manager

NL-WP Utrecht


Position Summary:

TransPerfect is looking for a proactive, motivated, and performance-driven professional, capable of working inside a team and also individually. As EU Vendor Manager, your mission will be to expand the company’s network of collaborators by building strong relationships with our industry community and to manage the resourcing part of the tendering process. In order to achieve this goal, you will source and find qualified candidates for different types of freelance linguistic tasks worldwide with a strong focus on translation experience in projects related to European Union affairs and make sure to analyse the resourcing requirements for each tender and communicate them to the rest of the stakeholders. You will take care also of testing, recruitment, rate negotiations, and database updates.


In TransPerfect, you will have the chance to develop your career in a multinational company with more than 85 offices worldwide, working with a young and motivated team.



  • Screening external candidates and contacting potential resources with EU or thematic experience
  • Taking care of the gathering of CVs according to the needs of the different tenders and the recruitment process of new vendors
  • Responsible for managing the approved pool of resources for each EU/Public contract and of the resource post-submission process
  • Building strong relationships with all vendors at tendering stage and after contracts have been won
  • Supporting and working closely with the EU tendering team/EU production hubs to facilitate their daily work
  • Making the most of each application – testing linguists on their main fields of expertise, negotiating their most competitive rates
  • Keeping an updated database with all the relevant information on linguists
  • Ensuring our vendors’ documents are updated and on file
  • Working closely with them to have their issues solved as earlier as possible, and liaison with appropriate departments for this purpose
  • Promoting the use of your vendors
  • Making sure all fronts and resources are maximized for recruitment
  • Keeping track of all your candidates and their skills for any possible leverage
  • Writing and posting job offers



  • Proficient English
  • Ability to multi-tasking and changing priorities
  • Organized, performance-driven, innovative, flexible, proactive
  • “Own-it” spirit
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Preferred:

- Experience with EU tenders 

- Experience with Social Media for recruitment purposes

-  Degree in Translation, Linguistic studies, or Human Resources

-  Experience in the translation industry

-  Experience as a Vendor Manager


For more than 20 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, multicultural marketing, e-learning and training, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of next-generation technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world's leading multinationals.


With annual revenues of over $500 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


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