Localization Academy

Associate Project Manager

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Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of a Program Manager (including Associate or Senior level) the Associate Project Manager is a key member of a project team, working closely with the other project team members, Language Delivery (LxD) teams, Technical Services, and Quality Assurance. The Associate Project Manager is responsible for successful execution of standard quotes and projects while simultaneously managing the work of one or more client accounts to ensure client satisfaction, establish consistent high-quality on-time deliverables as well as assisting in identifying and growing the account’s potential based on predefined objectives. As assigned by the supervisor, the role will be to communicate with clients on day-to-day items such as clarification of work to be performed, update project status, and provide timelines for delivery.

The Associate Project Manager will actively participate in meetings to discuss open and emerging business issues for assigned accounts and make recommendations for improvements. They may coordinate with the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager to assist junior level team members with the completion of special projects.

About Regulated Industries

RWS Regulated Industries is a highly specialized division of RWS, a world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content, and intellectual property services. The Regulated Industries division is focused on developing translation and content management solutions tailored to address the complex regulatory environment in force with premium sectors such as Life Sciences and Healthcare (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, CROs, healthcare companies), Finance (banks, asset management companies, insurance providers, fintech) and Legal (law firms, audit companies). 

Job Overview

Key Responsibilities

Client Service

  • Collaborates with the team with regards to client requirements, needs and requests such as asset management, reporting and meetings.
  • Acts as a backup client contact when team members are absent.
  • Contributes to presentations educating clients about specific projects, project types or about RWS Regulated Industries in general.
  • Participates in the client post-mortem process.
  • Supports client relationship and provides regular status reports on projects.
  • Maintains positive client perceptions.
  • Ensures client satisfaction by proactively seeking and offering solutions.
  • Addresses day-to-day client queries and concerns with guidance from immediate supervisor. Escalates client issues related to more complex or general account items to immediate supervisor.
  • Responds to client requests in a timely manner.

Project Management

  • Identifies, communicates, and manages production risks as appropriate to eliminate potential pitfalls or obstacles.
  • Engages in quotation preparation.
  • Launches and coordinates standard projects which includes functions such as negotiating budgets, scheduling, resource allocation and work assignments.
  • Performs administrative duties which include project closures, Translation Memory updates and folder structure maintenance.
  • Produces reports and develops internal post-mortems to help improve processes and reduce risk.
  • Ensures strict adherence to deadlines, budgets, and the completion of high-quality deliverables.
  • Follows up on purchase orders, approves invoices and escalates payment issues where necessary.
  • Assists in or leads the creation of custom workflows and project instructions.
  • Approves Project Plans (including vendor purchase orders) for specified accounts prior to project launch.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams on CAPAs.
  • Participates in periodic review of projects with senior production team members to ensure quality and consistency.

Skills & Experience

  • College degree or equivalent in Business, English, Foreign Language, Social or Applied Sciences, or related field.
  • One to three years of hands-on experience coordinating projects within the localization or translation industry.
  • Demonstrated successful customer service/account management experience, generally a minimum of one year.
  • Computing skills, including experience with TRADOS or other translation management tools (CAT, or Computer Aided Translation tools) and publishing applications (e.g., FrameMaker, InDesign, etc.).
  • Demonstrated successful mentoring experience preferred.
  • Verbal and written fluency in at least one foreign language a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate competing work demands and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Fluent communication skills of written and verbal English.
  • Ability to report work orally and in writing as required.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications.
  • A team player who can collaborate effectively with a diverse group of individuals.

Life at RWS

At RWS, we’re here for one purpose: unlocking global understanding.

As a unique, world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content, and intellectual property services, we remove the barriers to communication to make global connection possible. Our unrivalled experience and deep understanding of language have been developed over more than 60 years. As we look to shape the future, our ambition is to create a world where understanding is universal for everyone.

We work with over 80% of the world’s top 100 brands, more than three-quarters of Fortune’s 20 ‘Most Admired Companies’ and almost all the top pharmaceutical companies, investment banks, law firms and patent filers. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific and North and South America. Our 65+ global locations across five continents service clients in the automotive, chemical, financial, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, technology and telecommunications sectors.  

If you like the idea of working with smart people who are passionate about breaking down language barriers and giving back to their communities, then you’ll love life at RWS. Our work fundamentally recognizes the value of every language and culture. So, we celebrate difference, we are inclusive and believe that diversity makes us strong.

We want every employee to grow as an individual and excel in their career. In return, we expect all our people to live by the values that unite us: to partner with colleagues and clients, to adopt a pioneering spirit, to be positive in progressing the work we do, and always to deliver what we promise.

RWS Values

Get the 3Ps right – Partner, Pioneer, Progress – and we´ll Deliver together as One RWS.

For further information, please visit: RWS  

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