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Localization Project Manager

Sunnyvale, California, United States

Localization Project Manager

Sunnyvale | 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 Salaried
Work Schedule:
Location: Sunnyvale , California
Position Title: Project Manager

Enriching lives.

It's not just a slogan; it's what our client strives to do every day, by building extraordinary products, by creating amazing experiences, and by inventing new ways to do better, reach farther and think bigger in everything we do and for everyone we connect with, without exception. That's just us. If it's also you, come join us.

In this role, your work as a localization authority will help our team provide customers and employees across the globe with the experience that is catered to their native language.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the Shared Services team contributing to our client's steady international growth supporting various departments that require localization of their content.

Key Qualifications
  • 5+ year's experience as a Localization Project Manager
  • 2+ years' experience as part of a Language Service Provider preferred
  • 2+ years' experience with computer-aided translation tools (SDL WorldServer, Trados Studio, TermWeb etc.) strongly preferred
  • Experience using WorldServer to create and run localization projects from beginning to end
  • Real passion for and understanding of linguistics as it pertains to localization
  • Deep understanding of localization file formats (HTML, XML, iWork, iBooks, MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop etc.) and experience working with them
  • Experience with different localization methods in addition to document translation, including reverse translation, CMS integration, video subtitle and voiceover localization
  • Collaboration: The position requires the ability to work with a variety of people located all over the planet who hold a variety of positions. Your liaison skills - with vendors and fellow employees - will serve you well
  • A personal dedication to professionalism, integrity and openness
  • Learn new tools, processes and concepts, always looking for ways to improve
  • Proficiency in languages other than English is advantageous

  • Lead the full cycle of a localization project, which includes assessing the quality of source files, crafting projects in WorldServer, handling vendor queries, tracking deadlines, checking and delivering localized files.
  • Ensure open communication among partners, vendors, linguistic quality teams and fellow team members throughout the course of a project.
  • Handle production finances, which includes requesting and reviewing quotes from vendors, obtaining approvals and keeping track of project cost.
  • Actively engage with various partners within client, to inspire constant feedback on translation quality, educate them on localization standard methodologies, and evangelize the benefits of including localization in scope during the early stages of content development.
  • Own and develop localization processes and programs catered to the specific needs of each partner we work with, while unifying and consolidating processes where possible for a more consistent and efficient localization experience.
  • Work with approved localization vendors to train linguists on content, style, terminology etc. Provide reference materials to give linguists more context and background information about each project.
  • Create or lead creation of reference documents including partner profiles, localization process documents, style guides, and glossaries.
  • Collaborate with our Quality Management team in monitoring linguistic quality and vendor performance.
  • Engage in various production, reporting and other administrative tasks in support of ongoing localization programs and initiatives as necessary.

  • BA/BS degree preferred or equivalent work experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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