Translation Project Manager
Experience in the translation industry (video games specific experience welcome)
Excellent knowledge of business software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office)
Knowledge of CAT tools (e.g. Trados, memoQ, XTM, etc.)
Ideally experience working with Plunet
Clear and effective communication skills (verbal and written)
Capable of leading teams
Ability to develop new ways to improve operations and to create opportunities
Good organisation and problem-solving skills
Keeps a “can do” attitude and positive thinking
Translation or language-related BA studies or equivalent.
Proficiency in more than one language is welcome.
The Project Manager takes full ownership of multiple projects from initial stages to end. Will plan, ensure correct implementation and track the progress, knowing specified deliverables must be achieved.
Position in Organisation
A member of the Translation Team that reports into a Senior Project Manager and has internal linguists to manage.
The Project Manager will be working remote for our studio in UK.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
Define the scope of the project in collaboration with Management. This includes file analysis using memoQ, scheduling, quote creation and GM forecasting.
Liaises with other PTW studios to ensure scopings go back to the sales team in a timely manner (takes ownership of the negotiations with other PTW studios)
Review the project schedule with Management and other staff that will be affected by project activities; revise and update the schedule and resourcing needs as required
Evaluate project risks and propose mitigation plans
Maintains a good working relationship with customers.
Establishes and oversees all the operations involved in the smooth and successful completion of each project phase
Ensure adequate resourcing of the project, including a mix of in-house and in-territory linguists.
Ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget
Establish a clear communication workflow with customers and stakeholders to keep them updated on progress and make them aware of any potential risks.
Maintains discipline (ensuring that the teams are adhering to the company policies and act appropriately within company premises).
Proactively manages different personalities (ensure that there are no conflicts inside the teams and deal with arising conflicts appropriately).
Train new members of staff as required.
Review the quality of the work on the project on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the required standards.
Takes responsibility for the gross margin of the project and is aware at all times of the projected gross margin.
Schedules and resources the projects to maximise gross margin without unduly sacrificing quality.
Build effective relationships with internal teams to aid the growth of the translation business line (LQA, Sales and HR).
Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organisation.
You are probably curious about who we are!
Established in 1994, originally in Japan, we are a leading global provider of customer experience, quality assurance, localization, engineering, and audio production, across 35 studios. Our linguistic services cover over 40 of the world’s languages.
We’re people-focused - We support our people and create strong relationships founded on mutual respect.
We’re client committed - Our main aim is to advance our clients’ businesses and enhance their customers’ satisfaction.
We’re innovative - We create unique solutions that are brimming with ideas, backed up by effective problem-solving for even the most challenging requirements.
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