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Translation Senior Project Manager (Chicago)

Due to a growing North American client base, primarily gained through client referrals and a reputation for excellence, we are looking to augment our team in Chicago and are seeking a strong and experienced Translation Senior Project Manager (Market Research / Healthcare / Consumer focus) to manage project and account delivery for a series of GlobaLexicon clients.

The position will require proven leadership & project management skills, ability to adapt to a rapidly changing & growing business, experience in managing project managers & coordinators, driving workload to successful completion, and managing & growing client relationships. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced leader who is smart, organised, self-motivated and enthusiastic to work with the global and local team to continue to grow the business.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team of project managers and project coordinators in the delivery of client language service projects
  • Project manage large translation & language service projects independently & lead relationship management and service delivery for a group of GlobaLexicon clients (primarily in the Market Research, Healthcare/Pharma and Consumer sectors but also others).
  • Use principles, methods and GlobaLexicon tools to effectively manage the projects under their accountability from initiation through to delivery and support team members in managing their projects
  • Determine resource requirements (e.g. linguist, budget, timing) and optimal cost structure based on language project objectives and operational needs
  • Ensure project resources maintain a high level of quality and professional and ethical standards
  • Proactively lead the identification of  any potential issues and resolve and close identified gaps
  • Lead team meetings and training sessions
  • Mentor PMs and Project Coordinators
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Actively participate in and/or lead business development efforts and client meetings
  • Proof and format documentation if required

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Language, Social or Applied Science, or other related field and keen interest/background in languages
  • Language skills:  Fluent English and fluent/advanced in one other language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin preferred)
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing and growing business
  • Project management experience (4 year minimum) with ability to apply project management principles & best practices to our business (scope, schedule and risk management, changes to scope)
  • Be flexible and rapidly adapt and respond to business and client-driven changes
  • Experience working with market research and healthcare/pharma client preferred
  • Proven knowledge (Advanced) of CAT tools - ability to train others
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including presentation/meeting facilitation
  • Ability to lead teams (Project Managers, Coordinators and Interns)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Client relationship building & management skills
  • Ability to take initiative in resolving queries/issues
  • Responsibility and accountability in client-facing situations
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Very strong skills in MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

This position is for Chicago.  Please include a cover note with your application. 

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