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Translation Project Director

Full time Craft in Sales | Marketing
  • Brandenburg, Germany View on Map
  • Post Date: December 14, 2020
  • Apply Before : January 13, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Detail

  • Experience Level Mid-Senior level
  • Work From Home Some times

Job Description

In this position, you will be responsible for:


  • Owning overall responsibility for clients and full project lifecycle including: quoting, project execution, planning, account development, and continuous improvement
  • Close collaboration with other team members in different time zones, making resource decisions based on client needs and budget.
  • Identify client needs/opportunities that might not be apparent from an individual project scope or workstream
  • Manage and help craft the team’s business plan and P&L
  • Meet/exceed revenue and margin targets on the above
  • Meet and exceed targets and client expectations for quality and service as applicable and
  • defined, or reasonably inferred resources, traffic efficiently, manage review, feedback, delivery, and follow‐up
  • Respond to client feedback efficiently and professionally
  • Coordinate team to set client expectations, plan projects, contract appropriate
  • Cultivate existing client relationships, turning account from “satisfied” to “highly satisfied”
  • Act on potential leads for growth within an existing client relationship
  • Manage revenue forecasts and determine resource needs at the team level
  • Contribute to creating a corporate culture that is healthy, productive, and distinctive

Our ideal candidates are energetic, passionate, intellectually curious, and meticulously organized; they thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment and succeed in challenging client situations. Everyone in our team is a team player. The ideal candidate can work well independently as well as part of a team and while the role is senior, we expect everyone to pitch in and as necessary, “get their hands dirty” from time to time. As the role is fully remote we are looking for someone who is highly organized, conscientious, able to manage their own time and focused on attaining goals and delivering great work rather than just “putting in the seat time”.


Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • 7+ years’ project / account management experience at a transcreation agency/ad agency
  • Client-facing experience while handling complex projects including but not limited to the following project types: transcreation, copywriting, digital/web localization, technical translation, DTP and artwork localization projects, multi-phased and high volume asset variety projects, multilingual projects of 20+ languages at a time
  • Expert knowledge of the translation/transcreation process in the context of marketing/advertising
  • Proven experience handling print and digital projects
  • Ability to work with, and manage a team, locally and remotely
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with CAT tools and workflow tools such as Worldserver, Plunet, XTM, Trados, Wordbee and similar

What will make you stand out from other applicants:

  • Competency in two or more languages
  • Project management and Account management experience in an integrated production agency
  • Experience with or knowledge of global marketing implementation outside of translation/transcreation