• SAP Translation Project Manager / Translator (Dutch native level)

    Project Management
    NL-WP Utrecht
  • Responsibilities

    Under the direction of the Team Lead to assure effective project management and software translation for assigned SAP translation projects to produce high quality translated SAP software and documentation from English and German into Dutch.



    Ensure the successful management and completion of SAP translation projects through professional project management within budget and timeline, and within our quality standards. Perform SAP translation incl. terminology maintenance and QA steps, whenever required.

    • Client communication – main point of contact for communication with SAP’s Project Managers and Resource Manager.
    • 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.
    • PM department – communicate with the PM Lead and General Manager about issues that would affect other projects
    • Secure and assign translation and terminology maintenance resources (internal and external) for SAP projects.
    • Manage allocated teams in terms of project related matters.
    • Assign work packages to linguists
    • 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.
    • Collect time and volume sheets and send these to SAP
    • Translate and proofread SAP software texts from English/German into Dutch
    • Ensure translated documents mirror the original source document
    • Personally perform project QA steps
    • Maintain terminology
    • Assist with making new department processes while improving on existing ones



    Essential skills and experience required:

    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
    • Native level of target language
    • Ability to translate from English and German
    • Prior translation / proofreading experience
    • Previous translation experience
    • University Degree
    • Minimum 3 year of professional experience in a similar position in corporate environment
    • In-depth experience in SAP translation and localization project management
    • Excellent knowledge of the SAP proprietary project management and translation and terminology tools (e.g. LXE_MASTER, SE63)
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Acute attention to detail, spelling and grammar
    • Detail orientation with the ability to multitask
    • Independence in carrying out assigned tasks
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment


    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 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 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 $550 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 ISO 17100  certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


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