Translation/Localization Project Management & QA

Recruitment of Project Managers has been a core specialty of Adaptive Globalization for over a decade.

We understand that it isn’t enough for a candidate to have held a ‘PM’ title within the industry to automatically qualify for a job. Our in-depth screening process matches key experience with specific vacancies.

Technology Expertise
Need a PM with strong skills in Trados, MemoQ, InDesign, or Smartling? We’ll make it a must-have in our search.

Different LSPs require different levels of hands-on tech knowledge from their PMs, so we prioritize accordingly.

Language Skills
For PMs assigned to specific global accounts, communication is crucial.

​Adaptive can help to find candidates with the right PM background plus the native language skills to support customers, work with suppliers and approve linguistic quality.

Client-Facing Experience
If your agency’s PM vacancy involves regular interaction with key clients and contributes to sales and growth, we’ll focus our search on customer service experience, communication skills and personality.

Project Scope
‘Managing projects’ means nothing without context. Document translation or web localization?

Three languages or 30? Word counts, budgets and time-frames also play a major role.

We look to find the PM candidate whose experience truly fits with your company’s needs.

 

Active jobs

English Subtitler

London
United Kingdom
£32,000
We are working with one of the world’s leading international subtitling and dubbing companies, which is currently looking for an English Language Lead (Subtitler) to join its team in London. This is a hybrid role, hence working from the office in London three times a week is required. Our client has been operating for 35 years and offers foreign-language versioning services, such as voice-over, dubbing, subtitling and translation in over 80 languages. Their client portfolio includes BBC, Disney, Discovery Channel, HBO, DreamWorks and NBCUniversal. Key accountabilities Being the expert in the English language, ensuring you stay up to date with the latest grammar/spelling rules and regulations Evaluating tests for potential new freelance suppliers Training new staff on subtitling software and guidelines, as required Testing new tools related to any tasks undertaken by the team Creating/updating language/subtitling guidelines for in-house and external resources Advising on client subtitling/language guidelines as necessary Producing English subtitles/closed captions, transcriptions, translations, accessibility scripts and voice-over scripts for corporate videos, broadcast material and VOD platforms for various high-profile clients from all sectors of the media and public sector QCing/prepping/exporting files Providing in-house linguistic assistance Proofreading a range of material from rushes to technical texts Proofreading internal policies/documentation, as well as external company communications/presentations/RFPs, as required Essential Skills and Experience English speaker to native standard 2 years’ subtitling experience in a translation / localisation environment Proven experience working with various subtitling specs and software, ideally EZTitles and Ooona Proven proofreading experience in a professional capacity Excellent organisational and time management skills Ability to work independently in a fast-paced work environment Attention to detail and accuracy Self-motivated and ability to use their own initiative Technically minded and quick to learn new tools Interested? Please apply with an updated copy of your CV! #LI-CP1

Senior Project Manager

Berlin
Germany
50000 EUR max
We're looking for a Senior Project Manager (m/w/d) to join the team of our client. This is a hybrid role, with two days a week from home. Your main responsibilities will be to oversee translation and proofreading projects, from customer inquiries and quotes to final delivery. You'll also handle project management, including service procurement and coordination with internal and freelance staff. We'd love for you to consult with customers from needs analysis to cross-selling. You'll also be responsible for maintaining quality standards and managing complaints. Finally, you'll analyse customer portfolios and project evaluations. You'll also assist with tenders and participate in customer visits and events. Experience required: - at least 5 years' experience in translation project management - expert in using CAT Tools and TMSs   #LI-Hybrid #LI-CP1  

Project Manager

Berlin
Germany
40-45.000 EUR max je nach Erfahrung
We're looking for a Project Manager (m/w/d) to join the team of our client. Your responsibilities will include: You will help clients in every step of the way, from the moment they get in touch to the moment we deliver the finished project. You'll also be responsible for managing the project, which includes making sure to get the right services for the job and coordinating with the internal staff and freelancers. You are ready to answer any questions the clients have about the project, from the very beginning to the end. You will work with them to understand needs and identify any cross-selling opportunities. You will make sure everything is up to scratch and that any issues are handled with care. Take a look at your customer portfolio and have a think about the projects you've been working on. You'll also get to take part in tenders and customer visits/events. We're looking for someone with the following skills and experience: - 3 years of experience in project management with fast-growing language services providers.   #LI-Hybrid #LI-CP1  

Banking Notes Revisor

Montreal
Canada
80k CAD
Relectrice/Relecteur en valeurs mobilières (billets structurés) de l’anglais vers le français canadien Idéalement Montréal, Canada #Remote #LI-EJ1 À propos de l’entreprise Un fournisseur de services de traduction de premier plan qui aide les plus grandes et les plus prestigieuses industries juridiques, financières et gouvernementales du monde à offrir des solutions de traduction qui rehaussent leur façon de faire des affaires. Depuis 2002, nous avons renforcé notre réputation en forgeant des relations à long terme fondées sur la confiance. Aider nos clients à atteindre leurs objectifs d’affaires constitue le fondement de notre réussite. Nous avons mis au point la meilleure technologie de traduction automatique par intelligence artificielle (IA) qui est spécialement conçue pour les marchés juridiques et financiers canadiens. Cette technologie offre des traductions complexes, propres au secteur, d’une qualité sans précédent et d’une rapidité inégalée. L’équipe des billets bancaires est responsable de la mise à jour des suppléments de fixation du prix et des documents de commercialisation pour le placement de billets structurés de banques canadiennes. La personne recherchée se joindra à l’équipe de traducteurs et réviseurs chevronnés. Principales fonctions et responsabilités Réviser la mise à jour des billets effectuée par les traducteurs et les traductrices pour assurer leur conformité avec le document source en anglais, maintenir la cohérence des documents français et respecter les normes du client Traduire de l’anglais vers le français, au besoin, des sections du document• Rédiger et tenir à jour le guide de mise à jour des billets spécifique à l’institution financière dont vous êtes responsable qui est utilisé par l’équipe des billets afin d’assurer l’uniformité du travail des différents membres de l’équipe Fournir de la rétroaction aux membres de l’équipe et répondre aux questions Prêter main forte aux autres réviseurs et réviseures de l’équipe des billets au besoin (forte charge de travail, absences, etc.) Participer à des réunions occasionnelles où l’équipe dynamique des billets partage des trucs et outils pour faciliter le travail Participer aux activités de formation Contribuer à l'amélioration de l’outil de traduction neuronale fondé sur l'intelligence artificielle dans le cadre de réunions avec l'équipe de recherche et développement, entre autres Études Diplôme universitaire de premier ou de deuxième cycle en traduction (traduction de l'anglais vers le français) avec spécialisation dans le domaine financier, économique, juridique et/ou des valeurs mobilières Diplôme universitaire en droit ou certificat en droit Expérience professionnelle Plus de six années d’expérience en traduction ou révision de documents liés aux valeurs mobilières, aux fonds de placement ou aux documents financiers visés par des exigences de dépôt Connaissances du secteur des marchés financiers Toute expérience de travail dans un cabinet de traduction ou au sein des services linguistiques d’une entreprise sera considérée comme un atout Qualités requises Souci du détail; capacité à distinguer rapidement une discordance terminologique ou dans les calculs Respect des consignes et des préférences client Travail d’équipe: savoir poser des questions au besoin et aider les autres si nécessaire Capacité de travailler sous pression et être autonome Avantages directs et indirects Avantages sociaux: frais médicaux, frais dentaires, invalidité de longue durée, assurance-vie, décès et mutilation accidentels, etc Possibilités de perfectionnement professionnel grâce à l’expérience de travail et à l’apprentissage en interne Culture d’entreprise inspirante et possibilité d’apprentissage auprès de l’équipe de traduction chevronnée d’Alexa Translations Équipe formidable solidaire qui se mobilise pour votre réussite Possibilité de travail de la maison, ou de nos bureaux en plein coeur de la vile Ambiance de travail dynamique, environnement inclusif et amical

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03. 07. 2019

LocRecruiter: Q2 2019

Here at Adaptive Globalization we want to share our expertise with the industry.Having been one of the leading names in recruiting in our fields for many years, we know a thing or two about current trends, industry insights and are well connected to get a one-to-one with a friendly face, interviewing them about hot topics in the world of localization.Published quarterly, our newsletter aims to be a forum in which Adaptive’s network of business owners, leaders and professionals can share their expertise to discuss a range of issues and hot topics.Inside the latest edition we catch up with Lilt's Head of EMEA Revenue, Roberto Sastre, about how technology has changed the industry, the industry's top earners and PMs, just a cog in the production machine?Looking for your next career move? Perhaps you didn’t know you were, but you’ve now thought about it. Well, we’ve even included a handy selection of our top jobs in the newsletter – a quick roundup of what we think are some amazing opportunities. Of course, we have more on our website – just head to the jobs page here.Click here to go to the new edition.We hope you enjoy the articles, interviews and information – and please let us know of any ideas you would like to submit for the next LocRecruiter edition.
30. 04. 2019

How can the language services help speed up the rebuild of Notre Dame?

Earlier this month the world’s attention turned to France, to one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.Notre Dame Cathedral was in flames, and the streets of Paris were lined with residents and tourists mourning the devastation of an iconic building.Luckily, a large portion of the stonework, including the two towers which make up the front façade of the Cathedral, were saved – but much of the damage was already done and the restoration is said to take years. The sad truth is that it’s unlikely to be restored exactly to its former glory.However, the following days were filled with good news stories – with public funding and billionaires clubbing together to donate millions of Euros to the rebuild and restoration project – the French president, Emmanuel Macron, has estimated that it will take around five years to complete.With such a huge build about to take place, it got us thinking about how the language services will help contribute, particularly in the translation side of construction.As we know at Adaptive Globalization, Translators are necessary in any industry, and construction is no exception – it’s a much more complicated industry than people first think, especially when you consider there are multinational engineers, architects and even multilingual labourers.You can’t just pull up to a site and start laying bricks and come up with a masterpiece, very strict planning must take place beforehand; case in point for a project on the scale as large as the Notre Dame restoration.Paris is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, as well as this the Catholic religion also crosses many languages, and construction is an incredibly diverse industry, with many levels to it needing linguistic skills, so a project such as this would actually require more translators than one would think.What do translators do in construction?They can cover a multitude of roles and come in at a variety of levels, ranging from the hugely vital translation of important documents, such as manuals, daily reports, quality assurance documentation, architectural drawings or plans of a project to also being on hand to assist site managers, machine workers, and even labourers should they need to be.With this in mind, finding a qualified translator who can work in the field is essential to ensure swift completion of the project, and using a specialist LSP who knows your industry is key to ensuring that you receive error free translation on time and that you can trust.Especially with a building as iconic as Notre Dame – a project that will take years and, no doubt, use hundreds of different construction professionals from many different walks of life.Feel free to get in touch to discuss hiring or career development: info@adaptiveglobalization.comYou can check out Adaptive Globalization’s vacancies for PMs, Account Managers, Loc Engineers, BDMs and more in our job listings here.
22. 11. 2018

How to Ace a Translation Sales Interview

Preparing for a career move in translation and localization sales?Here are five key steps to succeeding at interview.Sales professionals have a delicate balancing-act to perform at interview time.Often employers are hoping to see a range of skills and personality traits, several of which overlap and a few of which seem to flatly contradict.You need to be determined, focused and competitive when it comes to winning new business, but easy-going and collaborative as a colleague and member of the team.Employers want to see that you’re driven by financial incentive, but not just chasing dollars without a commitment to the company’s broader mission.Striking the right tone is no easy task.To help you showcase your experience in the best light, we’ve chosen our top five pieces of advice based on hundreds of language industry sales interviews. Understand the needTo excel in interview it’s vital to know exactly what the company is looking for – and that’s sometimes not as obvious as it sounds.Interviewers are, of course, always vetting for someone who can fundamentally be trusted to hit a sales goal, but there are lots of nuances and details beyond that which could be important clues as to how you should present or discuss your experience.Do they need someone who can upsell and expand existing accounts, or simply kick in new doors?Are they on the lookout for someone with management potential, or is it a solo role?Have there been issues with previous hires which have shaped the focus of this search?Often interviewees can be so eager to share their accomplishments that – although impressive – they may be missing the mark and talking about issues that don’t resonate with the company’s more important needs.Early on in the interview, try and establish what the hiring company is really trying to find. Not only will this help you understand if the role is truly a match for you, but it will enable you to shape the way you present your achievements and background.Show that you can evolveIn a fast-moving and competitive global market, translation companies are always changing – exploring new customer sectors, reacting to pricing pressure, implementing new technologies, hiring new personnel and adopting new marketing strategies.A recurrent concern among hiring managers is whether sales candidates will be able to adapt and succeed throughout the inevitable change ahead.Sales candidates who set out to demonstrate to an interviewer that they have a ‘tried and tested’ approach to sales risk inadvertently signalling to that interviewer that they are uncomfortable with change or may struggle in a new environment.While a company needs to know that you have a formula for success, it’s important to make clear that you’re able to adjust to evolving circumstances and have done so successfully in the past.It’s great to be focused, but avoid coming across as rigid.Focus on growthAbove all else, make sure that what shines through from your interview is your ability and drive to create top-line growth.“If we hire this person, are we going to see increased clients and client spend?”With so many other variables in play, it can be easy to get taken off track into a discussion about marketing, management, training or other areas of conversation – and while it’s fine to show a broad perspective and hold opinions on these topics, it mustn’t come at the cost of convincing the interviewer that the net effect of your hire will be customer growth.As a guiding principle, there are few better ways to formulate your answers to interview questions or to choose your own anecdotes to illustrate your experience.The interviewer may decide you’re smart, thoughtful, well informed or a thousand other things – but if they don’t decide you’ll create new revenue, it’s all been for nothing.  Give examples of being a team playerThe translation industry’s most successful salespeople go beyond the basics of a standard sales role – they are company ambassadors, with great relationships across the organization they represent and the ability to engineer ‘win-win’ scenarios for their agencies and their clients.Hiring managers want someone who is an asset to the business, and not just someone who can bring in their numbers (especially if that means disrupting morale, causing internal rifts or draining time from management).Showing your ability to collaborate with marketing colleagues, production teams and other areas of the organization goes a long way to helping set interviewers’ minds at ease. Analyze what YOU do wellStepping into the interviewer’s shoes, one of the most important things they’re trying to figure out is how much of your performance in previous positions was down to the environment, team or market you worked within, and how much was down to your contribution and skill set.This is critical – an employer isn’t buying your past, they’re hiring you for your future contribution.You can swing the interview in your favour by actively helping the interviewer to make this distinction.Go back over your previous roles and identify all areas where your impact influenced events, and analyze what you did well to achieve positive outcomes and hit goals.Have you been successful mostly because of high activity volumes? Determination? Deep subject-matter understanding of client markets?Rapport and relationship-building?Willingness to go the extra mile, take calls late at night or schedule meetings on weekends?This helps you understand exactly what you’re bringing to the table.Working out your personal strong suits and ensuring they are clearly communicated during your interview lets a prospective employer cut through the distractions in your CV and understand the core abilities you offer, regardless of environment. ***Adaptive Globalization fills jobs in Sales, Account Management and Sales Leadership in the translation and localization industry around the world – browse our full list of vacancies here.