Localization Academy

Project Manager, Language Services with JAPANESE language

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Job Description

Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life – enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.

We are building a new team – PPD’s Language Services (LS) organization and we are hiring for a Project Manager. This role manages mid-size and larger translation project process flows throughout its complete life cycle. Assigns and manages the work of linguists, language specialists, and desktop publishers.

This role is for a seasoned, experienced professional with understanding of the area of specialization, who resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position. Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plans, schedules, and performs risk management of projects.
  • Allocates linguists, language specialists, and desktop publishers on any given project.
  • Tracks project progress to ensure quality, deliveries and cost to stay on plan.
  • Manages day to day relationship with client on project matters, including status reports and project solutions.
  • Facilitates effective communication within project team.
  • Ensures completion of all project-driven administration and financial processes.
  • Collects KPI data for assigned clients.
  • Drives innovation to project the project management process.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required

  • 2 to 5+ years proven project management experience, preferred in localization industry.
  • Native Japanese speaker
  • CAT/TMS tool experience required.
  • Experience with life-sciences clients.
  • Proven skills of multi-tasking, time management, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.

Education / Experience

  • ‘Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 to 5+ years).

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement – working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork – LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.