Localization Academy

Localization Specialist

Job Description:

Pay Range $50hr – $60hr

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, scope, execute and monitor localization projects by working with the technical writers, information architect, DITA specialist, documentation specialists, eIFU specialist, project managers and external translation vendors
  • Lead kickoff and regular meetings with translation suppliers with written communications to prioritize, monitor and track projects status.
  • Manage schedule challenges, queries and mitigate project risks supporting the project timeline.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to resolve questions or conflicts related to source files, terminology, language quality, and workflow.
  • Provide mentorship and training to peers and team members.
  • Complete documentation control steps to release final documentation, including change orders in the document control system.
  • Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Support technical writers, labeling specialists, and project managers on technical publication and global labeling deliverables.
  • Mitigate and resolve translation quality issues with suppliers and cross-functional teams in varying locations and time zones.
  • Flexible to support various other duties and assignments as requested to assist the overall function of the department.

Skills, Experience, Education, and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields preferred.
  • Proficiency in another language.
  • 6-8 years of relevant localization experience required.
  • General knowledge of labeling processes in a regulated environment is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across global and culturally diverse teams required.
  • Ability to work well independently and with teams required.
  • Highly organized with ability to prioritize highly preferred.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills preferred.
  • Experience with enterprise change management systems preferred.
  • Demonstrable ability to make decisions and stay focused in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrable skills in leadership, communication (written and presentation), and matrix management.