Localization Project Manager (Remote in US)

United States /
Corporate – Production /
Contract
/ Remote
As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 400,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them. www.welocalize.com

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Timeline: From Q1 onwards, 12 month contract
      Client side experience: Desirable, or large experience in the l10n industry working very closely with customers.
      Access: Main tools used would be JIRA, Slack and Smartling
      Skills and Tasks: See JD below

Skills and Responsibilities

    • What you’ll do
    • ●      Manage localization projects end-to-end for product launches, marketing campaigns, CRM, e-mails, and web content, oversee localization and QA workflow, and make sure everything is delivered on time and with high quality. This includes managing project queries.
      ●      Take part in meetings with the localization team and occasionally work with cross-functional teams of designers, product owners, internal reviewers, engineers, marketers, and others across the company. You will facilitate communication of localization requirements, share insights, resolve any issues and ensure that we operate in line with Spotify's localization team overall strategy.
      ●      File, review, prioritize, and track the resolution of bugs that affect localized product content quality and functionality.
      ●      Develop and implement processes to increase efficiency, and manage cost and time to market for localized versions.
      ●      Incorporate industry best practices and innovation into our localization and translation strategy.
      ●      Test possible tools and technologies to enable the team’s strategic goals.
      ●      Collaborate with the localization team to contribute items to project retrospective with our stakeholders.
      ●      Contribute to and generate internal reports and presentations.
       
    • Who you are
    • ●      Solid experience as Localization Project Manager in a deadline-driven role with accountability for delivering projects with multiple components and multiple stakeholders and collaborators.
      ●      LQA experience, including fix validation.
      ●      Experience using Jira.
      ●      Experience working with TMS, CMS and other translation and content management tools.
      ●      Experience working with remote team members.
      ●      Excellent track record in delivering global products, and understanding of localization challenges.
      ●      Creative as well as strategic thinker who can demonstrate strong organizational and management skills.
      ●      Strong communication skills
      ●      You’re comfortable with constant change, in your role, around you, in the team. You embrace it and try to make the most of each new opportunity.

Expectations and Requirements

    • Solid experience as Localization Project Manager in a deadline-driven role with accountability for delivering projects with multiple components and multiple stakeholders and collaborators.
    • LQA experience, including fix validation.
    •  Experience using Jira.
    •  Experience working with TMS, CMS and other translation and content management tools.
    •  Experience working with remote team members.
    •  Excellent track record in delivering global products, and understanding of localization challenges.
    •  Creative as well as strategic thinker who can demonstrate strong organizational and management skills.
    •  Strong communication skills.
    •  You’re comfortable with constant change, in your role, around you, in the team. You embrace it and try to make the most of each new opportunity.
Pay range: $40-$45/h