Globalme Localization is hiring a

Localization Project Coordinator

Localization Project Coordinator

  • Remote job

DESCRIPTION

This is a remote position and open to candidates in United States, Canada or South America

Are you looking for a new age working environment with a team of fun, creative and passionate people who love their jobs and enjoy autonomy in the workplace?

Globalme is a language and technology company; featured for the fifth year in a row in Business in Vancouver’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC. We offer localization services for websites, mobile apps, and software, and provide a full set of services around the development of wearable technologies. In particular, speech data collection, functional testing, usability testing, user trials, semantic analysis and more, in North America and around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Support project management team in Localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with language specialists, localization engineers, terminologists, product management and development, internal business partners and external vendors and other departments
  • Provide support in development of project plans and workflows, managing time, budget, resources and quality control
  • Follow analysis of client specific localization software application requirements, create and coordinate internal version of localization project plans, and provide additional project specific support to other Localization staff (and sometimes to customers, and their 3rd party suppliers)
  • Analyze project risks, and define/execute mitigation plans as needed
  • Identify the root cause of project issues and define/execute corrective/preventative action plans
  • Set clear expectations with customers, team members, and suppliers. Be 100% accountable, and hold others accountable as well
  • Participate in project/client/business partner meetings and conference calls, including project kick-off meetings, weekly, ad-hoc, bug scrubs, troubleshooting, etc. Run post-mortems, while ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed. Follow up and coordinate the delivery of agreed upon action items
  • Assist project team in creation of weekly/monthly reports to client, corporate office and peers on progress and forecast of project team’s work status, escalating issues and evaluating needed support
  • Additional tasks as required based on the evolution of this role

REQUIREMENTS

  • You have experience anywhere from 1-3 years of experience in project management (preferably in the localization industry)
  • Good communicator in written and spoken English – you are able to clearly present the localization life-cycle to clients
  • Able to successfully lead projects or individual tasks to completion without supervision
  • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Able and equipped with necessary skills to attend discovery meetings clients and gather all necessary information that is needed to successfully complete the project
  • A born leader – you have strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Problem-solver – you are able to foresee potential problems ahead of time. You can figure out problems that rarely have textbook solutions. “Let me figure this out” is a sentence you use often.
  • Focused on quality work – you pay attention to details and can’t stand sloppy work
  • Able to navigate in ambiguous environments
  • A strong team player in a multi-language/multi-cultural environment
  • Interested in continuing learning and identifying new technologies and new tools
  • Knowledge of translation tools (Trados, SDLX) preferred
  • Able to focus on process improvements by documenting best practice
  • Open to receiving feedback — you focus on solutions and improvements rather than finding excuses why something doesn’t work
  • Positive — you have a “nothing is impossible attitude”. You believe that everything can be done
  • Self-starter — you see a clear link between your actions and their outcomes. You don’t sit around and wait for others to tell you what to do
  • Clever and fast — you understand things quickly and are not confused about simple things
  • Resourceful — you have a head with plenty of good ideas.

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (localization, business, linguistics, or with equivalent experience)
  • Solid in-depth knowledge of internationalization and localization
  • Fluency in non-English language
  • Ability to create macros or other task automation a big plus
  • Advanced Excel skills a big plus (formulas, pivot tables, macros, lookup tables, etc.)
  • Knowledge of version controls