Localization Academy

Junior Translation Project Manager

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Location: Chalfont St. Peter, UK

3 days at office – 2 day at home (after probation period)

About IP Services

RWS IP Services is the world’s leading provider of intellectual property support services. With over 60 years of experience, our leadership in high quality patent translations, foreign filing and IP research services is unrivalled. Combining expert patent translators and advanced technology ensure translations of the highest consistency and quality. We help streamline client’s internal processes, providing flexible, cost-effective foreign filing services reducing the administrative burden associated with protecting IP on a global scale. We also offer the widest range of IP research services and the leading patent research database, PatBase. RWS clients include many of the world’s best-known brands, and 18 out of 20 of the world’s largest patent filers.

For further information, please visit: RWS IP Services


RWS IP Services is part of the RWS Group, a unique, world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content, and intellectual property services. Through content transformation and multilingual data analysis, our unique combination of technology and cultural expertise helps our clients to grow by ensuring they are understood anywhere, in any language.

Our purpose is unlocking global understanding. By combining cultural understanding, client understanding and technical understanding, our services and technology assist our clients to acquire and retain customers, deliver engaging user experiences, maintain compliance, and gain actionable insights into their data and content.

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 of 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.

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L).

For further information, please visit: RWS

Job Purpose

The IP Services Translation Project Manager will be part of our IP Operations team at our Head Office in Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Working as part of a team, the IP Translation Project Manager will be responsible for the management of translation projects in the most efficient manner, always focusing on delivering excellent quality, within budget, on time and in line with the requirements of clients and patent offices. This role requires good understanding of translation technologies and the ability to incorporate them within each project to improve efficiency and guarantee cost-effectiveness. Planning and problem-solving skills are paramount. Effective communications with the Customer Operations Team, the Validation Team, the Language Technology Team, and the Translation Operations Team will be key.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work cross-departmentally across the division to ensure that each translation project is executed to the standards expected by our clients
  • Plan and manage translation projects end to end in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Assume full ownership of the translation projects and coordinate all parties involved
  • Swift resolution of problems
  • Set and manage the translation budget for each project to meet the target profit margins
  • Use translation technologies and locate them at the centre of the translation projects
  • Use IPSOS to manage and prioritise the workload
  • Contribute to the development of new processes Update the WIP values in Agresso

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience of working in the language industry will be an advantage.
  • Translation coordination/translation project management experience will be beneficial.
  • Ability to work under pressure and experience of workload prioritisation
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to lead and guide all project stakeholders
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

*Knowledge of another language to A level proficiency or above would be an advantage.

Life at RWS – 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 purpose is to unlock global understanding. This means 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 embraces DEI and promotes equal opportunity, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. RWS is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at RWS are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation. RWS will not tolerate discrimination based on any of these characteristics.