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Localization Project Manager

Cupertino, California, United States

Localization Project Manager

  • Cupertino, California, United States
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, digital marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries.

Employee Sub-Group: Temp FT Hourly
Work Schedule:
Location: Cupertino , California
Position Title: Localization Project Manager

Req: 26594

Localization Project Manager

We are looking for a skilled Localization Project Manager to join our Localization team on a full-time, temporary basis. You will work closely with external partners to deliver high-quality localized content to a variety of the business units. The candidate will be required to work onsite in South San Francisco Bay area, California.

To succeed in this role, you will need a minimum of 2 years' hands-on experience as a Localization Project Coordinator or Localization Project Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • We view candidates with both Vendor and Client side experience favorably.
  • Specific Project Management tasks include: project scope identification, file organizing/processing in SDL WorldServer, vendor allocation, vendor Q&A, and various project-related administrative tasks.
  • Support other Project Managers with daily project tasks.
  • Assess and execute localization requests submitted by the business teams.
  • Analyze requirements and supporting reference material - clearly communicate the same to localization vendors.
  • Create and process translation projects in WorldServer.
  • Ensure completion of all project-driven administrative processes.
  • Manage schedule challenges, query cycles, and Linguistic QA to ensure successful delivery to our clients.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to resolve questions or conflicts related to source file discrepancies, terminology, language quality and workflow.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough understanding of localization file formats (HTML, XML, etc.) is required.
  • Knowledge of iWork for DTP, preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal).
  • Proficiency in another language other than English, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and in a fast-paced environment.
  • High attention to detail, efficient time-management and strong organizational skills.
  • A strong sense of teamwork and the ability to build good relationships.


Education and/or Experience
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience may be substituted.
  • A minimum of 2 years of hands-on Localization Project Management experience required, including all steps in the project Localization process.
  • Solid experience managing the localization of web content and software, required.
  • Solid experience managing LQA as well as SME review implementation, required.
  • Experience with computer aided translation (CAT) tools is required; experience with SDL WorldServer is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of localization best practices and familiarity with typical "gotchas" involved with localization.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively mitigating issues.


As an equal opportunity employer, Lionbridge welcomes and embraces a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, or protected military or veteran status.

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