Translation Project Manager
Akorbi Workforce Solutions Remote, OR
- Posted: over a month ago
- Benefits: life insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental,
Akorbi is a global leader in providing international language, technology solutions and staffing services. We are a compassionate organization that embraces excellence in all we do. We operate with integrity and foster a fun, positive, and innovative work environment. We love our people and want them to thrive, evolve and be successful.
Akorbi is a woman-owned group of companies specializing in providing enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. We help organizations connect with employees, vendors, and customers in over 170 languages 24×7, through any modality, from any location. Our customizable, enterprise solutions include interpretation, multilingual and technical staffing, multilingual contact centers with business process outsourcing capabilities, learning and localization services.
We are seeking our next Project Manager to join the team!
The Project Manager is responsible for successfully delivering projects to the client: on time, with quality, and within budget. The PM leads the project team and the respective accounts by utilizing a proactive approach; challenging rather than accepting the status quo.
Owns the overall process starting with all phases of the project lifecycle, beginning with workflow planning, defining production team roles and responsibilities, project formation and initiation, client communication, and client satisfaction on final deliverables.
The Project Manager manages the financial aspects of assigned projects to ensure that budgetary constraints are adhered to and that project margins are achieved. The Project Managers reports to the Localization Manager or to the Sr. Project Manager – PMO.
The ideal candidate is fluent in English and one additional language, possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills and is a strong team player, and has a minimum of 4 years of experience in localization of multimedia content, marketing, and technical documents.
Software localization, eLearning, and Machine Translation are a plus.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Project Management:
o Manages projects and/or accounts as assigned. Takes responsibility for the entire workflow of the project, from planning, risk assessment, scheduling, and budgeting, to defining processes, providing on-going communication, managing project teams, complying with quality steps and processes, delivery and invoicing of the project, and post-mortem, as needed.
o Prepares reports and provides feedback to supervisor regarding progress/forecast of work, the status of KPIs, escalation of issues, management support, and resources needed.
o Leads project meetings and conference calls. Including project kick-off meetings, weekly client meetings, ad-hoc meetings, QBRs, and post-mortems. Ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed manages the delivery of agreed-upon action items.
• Team Management:
o Manages a team of Project Coordinators. Following the EOS Methodology,
schedules weekly L10 meetings, One on Ones, and performance review
meetings. Discusses Rocks and Issues accordingly.
o Develops effective project delivery solutions/proposals, as needed.
o Supports team members in project-related activities/planning.
o Ensures quality and timeliness of project team's deliveries, responsiveness, and professional treatment of both external and internal clients.
o Maximizes the utilization of team members. Prepares alternative work for periods without billable projects by planning for cross-training, career development activities, or resource sharing.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum 4 years of project management experience in localization
• BA/BS degree or equivalent in translation or linguistics preferred
• Fluent in English and one additional language preferred
• Experience with managing multiple priorities, distributed resources, and meeting hard deadlines across time zones
• Superior project management and organizational skills
• Effective written and verbal communication skills. Modifying the approach to meet the needs of different personalities and organizational roles. (Examples include IT, sales, marketing, executives, etc.)
• Ability to work inclusively as part of a virtual diverse global team
• Computer literate and fluent in the utilization of commonly used localization tools, such as XTM, Plunet, MemoQ, or other translation management systems, XML editors, and others.
Akorbi Workforce SolutionsWhy Work Here?
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Akorbi Workforce Solutions provides technical, professional, high-volume, multilingual and bilingual staffing solutions in the U.S. and globally to support the contract, contract-to-hire, direct-hire, statement of work and payroll needs of Fortune 1000 clients.