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Translation Senior Project Manager / Team Lead

Translation Senior Project Manager / Team Lead:

We are looking for a strong Senior Project Manager / Team Lead.  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 MD and the senior 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 language service projects independently & lead relationship management and service delivery for a group of GlobaLexicon clients
  • 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 lead business development efforts and client meetings
  • Proof and format documentation if required

Skills & Experience:

  • BA degree in linguistics.  MA preferred.
  • Language skills:  Fluent English and native in one other language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin preferred).  Fluent/advanced in third language is an advantage.
  • 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 in a market research agency (within the operations department or liaising closely with it) desirable
  • Experience working in translation agency or department 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 organisational skills
  • Very strong skills in MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proficiency with other DTP software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (desirable)

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