Localization Project Manager Job Description

Localization Project Manager Job Description

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Localization project manager provides support in navigating change as Localization processes, tools and the company's business needs evolve.

Localization Project Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Project manage translation process to support translation for all global markets (French Canada, Europe and Japan)
Oversee translation process for all daily communications in BR and BRFS for French Canada
Partner with global in market teams on translation for collaborative workload
Manage brand voice in global markets
Create and manage style guide and glossaries to ensure brand appropriate language is used consistently across all languages
Manage full time contractor
Manage annual translation budget
Proof outsourced material and effectively manage third party translation vendors including individual freelancers
Develop translation strategy and a streamlined process to ensure consistency, quality and efficiency including long/short term workload planning
Build strong relationships with all levels of field organization in all global markets to continually improve translations and communication for the field

Localization Project Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Localization Project Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, CMM, PRINCE

Education for Localization Project Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the localization project manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Business, Project Management, Language Studies, Linguistics, International Studies, Technical, Education, Management, Engineering

Skills for Localization Project Manager

Desired skills for localization project manager include:

Industry standard localization tools
Microsoft Office and related tools
Esp
Regular expressions
Steps in the localization process
Second language
Internationalization and localization
Planning tools
Python
Both general and language specific

Desired experience for localization project manager includes:

Support Banana Republic Marketing by reviewing, editing and translating all customer facing marketing collateral
Manage information and have the ability to think quickly and make good business decisions under very tight deadlines
Plan future translation needs with business partners
Build relationships and assert leadership with business partners in merchandising, marketing, planning, distribution, visual, operations and other corporate functions
Strong stress management skills
Demonstrated negotiation skills to negotiate with internal and/or external customers, for resources and budgets and schedules with project team and client

Localization Project Manager Examples

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Localization Project Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of localization project manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for localization project manager
  • Working knowledge of Localisation processes and Standards used in the industry
  • Experience of a variety of CAT Tools, file formats used in Windows and Unix platforms
  • Including MAC OS X)
  • Strong expertise in a least one leading CAT tool a must Trados 2009 preferably
  • Understanding of HTML, DHTML, XML, and web technologies in general
  • Mac OS X user experience
  • Knowledge of DTP tools
  • Demonstrable experience liaising with clients
  • You enjoy the challenge of getting your hands dirty and diving deep into a problem to troubleshoot technical issues and remove testing roadblocks
  • You understand regional products differences and expectations and are willing to take a firm stand in representing them
Qualifications for localization project manager
  • Typically a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 3 plus year's related experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent or foreign language equivalent in English, translation and/or a relevant technical field
  • WorldServer experience preferred
  • You are the ambassador for Japanese localization internally
  • You are the final seal of approval
  • You are a command control center
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Localization Project Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of localization project manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for localization project manager
  • You are native in Latin American Spanish and capable of providing translation or QA services on as-needed basis
  • Eagerness to learn – Understand what our players and internal stakeholders want
  • Coordinate external testing resources
  • Vet bugs in the bug databases and provide feedback for testers/vendors
  • Create and update test plans and schedules
  • Determine appropriate test strategies and identify improvements in test processes
  • Identify time critical issues within the localization testing deadlines
  • Communicate with our developers to champion LQA needs
  • Work closely with software/firmware engineers documentation content developers and tools developer to identify, troubleshoot and fix problems
  • Scope projects, prepare and hand off localization packages including source files, reference materials, and Translation Memories
Qualifications for localization project manager
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Language Studies, International Studies, or Localization
  • Fluency in a non-English language, a plus
  • You are the ambassador for Brazilian localization internally
  • You are the talent scout
  • You are the keeper of the lore
  • You are the ambassador for Latin American Spanish localization internally
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Localization Project Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of localization project manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for localization project manager
  • Accountable for managing project scope, schedule, quality, and budget to meet objectives and deliverables for your assigned content areas
  • Partner with the machine translation/web platform team to drive requirements for building, testing and delivering multiple translation engines, reporting their productivity, taking corrective actions, and continuous improvement
  • Troubleshoot translation projects and provide technical support to a worldwide team of content and project managers
  • Collect, analyze and present localization data
  • Drive fixes for bugs and invent smart workarounds
  • Inspect files of translated content for correct placement, format, language any ensure overall the best possible results for customers in terms of delivery
  • Collaborate with production teams to create, implement and maintain appropriate client- or project-specific procedures, solutions, checklists and instructions
  • Monitor and maintain project financials, including revenue recognition, revenue forecasting and billings
  • Collaborate with internal teams to initiate and implement procedural changes and customized workflows
  • Organize and participate in client meetings (Quarterly Business Review Meetings)
Qualifications for localization project manager
  • Knowledge of functional and technical aspects of Win and Mac based platforms
  • Ability to assimilate, hold and interpret a wide variety of information
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills essential as English may not be first language
  • Of target groups
  • Ability to promptly troubleshoot problems and deliver solutions
  • In-Design, FileMaker, BBEdit, html, Excel, Word a requirement
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Localization Project Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a localization project manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for localization project manager
  • Work with product teams across Facebook to ensure localizability best practices are followed to minimize downstream issues and decrease cost and time-to-market for the localized versions
  • Design and implement efficient and scalable end-to-end localization frameworks for multiple products and diverse content types across Facebook
  • Analyze localizability and localization workflow issues and provide optimal solutions
  • Review, prioritize, and track progress of issues that affect localized product content relevancy, quality, and functionality
  • Create and execute on the localization schedule
  • Working with vendors to ensure all assignments are understood, timelines are followed, and deliveries completed correctly and on time
  • Help dedicated reviewers access and interpret data to inform what content is translated and reviewed
  • Ensure that work is connected to marketing initiatives, themes, and regional needs, and prioritized accordingly
  • Develop methods to improve project visibility
  • Introduce new ideas and processes that improve team morale, performance, and productivity
Qualifications for localization project manager
  • 3-5 years experience managing projects in the equivalent of media production, post production, digital media, or advertising
  • Professional and colloquial Japanese proficiency is strongly preferred
  • Professional knowledge of voiceover production, DVD and Blu-ray authoring, package design, and digital streaming processes
  • Basic technical knowledge of video post production software
  • Equivalent of Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent
  • You are fluent in Brazilian Portuguese
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Localization Project Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a localization project manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for localization project manager
  • Coach teams on agile values and practices
  • The gateway for communication
  • An ambassador of Blizzard games across the world
  • The final seal of approval
  • A tracker
  • The bookkeeper of your projects
  • Able to work effectively within a fast changing environment, tight deadlines, priority changes
  • Quick learner, with passion to evaluate workflows and tools, and to improve and simplify processes
  • Continuously evolve our localization process and tools to adapt to changing needs
  • Manage the project from scoping and requirements gathering through deployment
Qualifications for localization project manager
  • You are fluent in Latin American Spanish
  • You have command of the English language and can tailor your correspondence and communications for all levels of the organization
  • Experience using CAT tools as an LPM to manage localization pipeline & workflows
  • Familiarity with file preparation techniques to optimize the localization process
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis on Computer Science or Management Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • Proven project management experience on 4-6 localization projects throughout a complete project lifecycle (initiation through closing)

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