Senior Localization Project Manager

Bayan - Mohandessin, Giza

Applicants for
2 open positions
Experience Needed:
More than 5 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
2 open positions
About the Job
  • Manages localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with language specialists, localization engineers, terminologists, product management and development, internal business partners and external vendors and other departments
  • Develops project plans and workflows, managing time, budget, resources and quality control
  • Following analysis of client specific localization software application requirements, creates and manages internal version of localization project plans, and provides project specific education and coaching to Localization Tester staff
  • Creates and controls localization project budgets, performs cost tracking analysis, ensures 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 team’s compliance with standards, practices and policies
  • Directing team’s deliveries to timelines and product quality, including responsiveness and professionalism towards both internal and external clients
  • Leads project/client/business partner meetings and conference calls, including project kick-off meetings, weekly and ad-hoc, issue solves and performs post-mortems, while ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed, manages the delivery of agreed upon active items
  • Presents regular reports to client, corporate office and peers on progress and forecast of project team’s work status, escalating issues and evaluating needed support
  • Maximizes utilization of team, preparing alternative work for periods without projects and/or billable work for other teams and units.
  • Active member of corporate management meetings, providing data and project information.
  • Continually expands knowledge and education in localization trends and news, keeping up to date through active participation in training opportunities.
  • Develops new and entry level Project Managers through training and coaching opportunities and by creating methodologies, tools, and checklists to improve the project management process .
Job Requirements

Education and Knowledge

  • Bachelor's Degree (localization, business, linguistics, or with equivalent experience)
  • Solid in-depth knowledge of internationalization and localization
  • + 5 years of experience directly related to project management (preferably in the localization industry) or masters degree preferred
  • Fluency in non-English language (desired)

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Excellent presentation/communication skills, with the ability to clearly present the localization life-cycle to clients
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Proven abilities in project planning, resource and risk management
  • Problem-solving capabilities
  • Quality and detail-oriented
  • Strong team player in a multi-language/multi-cultural environment
  • Self-starter and pro-active
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Knowledge and Interest in continuing to learn and identify new technologies and new tools
  • Proficiency in translation memory tools
  • Hands on experience with Globalization Management Systems
  • Solid understanding of database concepts and data manipulation
  • Strong understanding of statistical analysis
  • Ability to create macros or other task automation a big plus
  • Advanced Excel skills a big plus (formulas, pivot tables, macros, lookup tables, etc.)
About this Company

Bayan-tech is Cairo-based translation and localization company that was formed in 2004 to meet the growing needs for professional translations for Middle Eastern and African markets.

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