Job Opportunity


Position Title:
Localization Project Manager
ID:
7088
Location:
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Category:
Management Information Systems

Responsibilities

We are looking for a Globalization Program Manager.  The Globalization Program Manager will leverage their experience in marketing localization to execute and drive localization processes as aligned with business priorities and strategy defined by the direct manager, meet localization goals set with our business stakeholders, assist with reporting regarding costs, capacity planning and localization quality and ensure the smooth management of vendor teams responsible for website localization activities.

  • Manages localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with language specialists, localization engineers, terminologists, product management and development, internal business partners, in-country marketing and external vendors and other departments
  • Develops project plans and workflows, managing time, budget, resources and quality control
  • Creates and controls localization project budgets, performs cost tracking analysis, works with purchasing to ensure timely issuance of purchase orders and invoices and approves work reports
  • Analyzes location project risk, and defines mitigation actions of identified risks
  • Identifies and solves localization issues or disagreements, whether system or product, identifies causes and performs corrective/preventative action
  • Assigns, monitors and measures project team members’ work. Manages agency and team’s compliance with standards, practices and policies
  • Leads project team meetings and conference calls, including project kick-off meetings, weekly and ad-hoc, solves issues and performs post-mortems, while ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed, manages the delivery of agreed upon active items
  • Presents regular reports on progress and forecast of work status, escalating issues and evaluating needed support
  • Continually expands knowledge and education in localization trends and news, keeping up to date through active participation in training opportunities
Desired Background
  • Bachelor's Degree (localization, business, linguistics, or with equivalent experience)
  • Solid in-depth knowledge of internationalization and localization with a minimum of 3 years of experience directly related to project management (preferably in the localization industry)
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluent in non-English language (desired)
  • Excellent presentation/communication skills, with the ability to clearly present the localization life-cycle
  • Proven abilities in project planning, resource and risk management
  • Strong team player in a multi-language/multi-cultural environment
  • Proficiency in translation memory tools and hands on experience with Globalization Management Systems is required
  • Advanced Excel skills a big plus (formulas, pivot tables, macros, lookup tables, etc.)