We are seeking a Translation Project Manager to support our Translation Team.
This is a client focused role where you’ll be responsible for supporting the Translation Project Managers in the delivery of small and large-
scale translation and transcreation projects, ensuring they are on time, within budget and are compliant with company procedures and quality standards.
The job involves day-to-day management of your own translation projects, managing multiple projects simultaneously, liaising with clients and suppliers.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Analysis of files and project planning
Preparation of files for translators, ensuring best project preparation, workflow and set up
Identification of the resource required to deliver the project
Negotiation as necessary
Task allocation and issuing of Purchase Orders
Completion of a PM check on translations in line with our ISO 9001 Quality Management System
Recruitment of new translators including pre-qualification and rate negotiation
Management of client and supplier relationships
Person Specification & Behaviour
Confident, ambitious and works well under pressure.
Positive, enthusiastic attitude with the ability to persevere and achieve goals
Able to work quickly, flexibly, and effectively meeting deadlines and targets
Adaptable and comfortable juggling a range of tasks in a fast-moving environment
Be comfortable in client facing situations
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Able to work under own initiative without direction. The ability to prioritise and organise own workload in an effective and accurate manner, whilst working within broad guidelines
Willingness and ability to undertake training needed to fulfil the changing requirements of the job
Ability to be discrete and always maintain high levels of confidentiality
Increased retention of existing customers
Increased customer satisfaction
Increased use of Translation Technology
Essential Knowledge and Experience
A minimum of 6 months translation project management experience, preferably managing localisation or transcreation projects
Ability to speak a second language
Proficient use of CAT tools, including Trados Studio
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Thrives in a deadline driven environment
The ability to learn and implement new skills
Ability to contribute to and work effectively individually and within a team environment
Strong problem solving and negotiation skills with the ability to persuade others
Commercially and financially astute, with the ability to deliver projects within budget
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Good time management essential to meet tight deadlines.
Desirable Knowledge and Experience
A background within customer service.
Knowledge of DTP packages would be desirable.
Localisation engineering skills and knowledge would be a distinct advantage
Machine Translation Experience a distinct advantage
Educated to degree level (or demonstrable equivalent knowledge and experience)
Full-time, permanent position
Full, clean current driving licence advantageous
Travel within UK may be required
37 hours per week (1 Hour Lunch Break)Monday Thursday : 9.00 am 5.30 pmFriday : 9.00 am 5.00 pm
Can work outside normal hours when required)
Competitive Salary based on experience (£19-21K)