International Product/Program Manager - Client Side
Larsen Globalization - California

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Our client is a leading internet company in Silicon Valley - San Francisco Bay Area. We partner with them to find international talent specializing in localization.

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic team with the chance to come on full time after a contract period (estimated 90 days to start) - we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:
Engage with Product and Engineering teams to drive International requirements

Lead virtual team of QA and Internationalization architects to coordinate and deliver International tasks

Drive best practices in localization for your assigned projects and products

Deliver all of your projects on time and within budget, across all required languages and locales

Engage with translation vendors, resource allocation, and escalations for all of your projects and across all languages supported in your releases

Advise on any potential issues resulting from internationalization errors, cultural differences across new and existing languages, scheduling conflicts and interdependencies, and the prioritization of legacy bugs

Manage internal relationships with your stakeholders across engineering, product, QA, internationalization, customer advocacy/help, legal, teams as well as members of the localization team.

Manage localization budgets for your product line, forecasting future spend, calculating and reporting on current spend, and escalating budgeting issues when appropriate

Work with your functional manager to help drive process improvements, brainstorm on new market penetration, and help bring awareness of localization best practices to the larger organization

Participate in team-wide initiatives to improve tools, reporting, translation quality, vendor management, and process innovations.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
4+ years project management experience, preferably in localization or translation

BS in a technical field (CS, EE, etc) required; MA/MS preferred.

Preferable Job Qualifications:
Tech savvy: experience with computer-assisted translation tools, project management tools, MS Office. Any experience with Translation Management Systems (TMS) and industry-standard or proprietary localization management, productivity, and/or debugging tools preferred. Any experience with scripting languages or programming would be great but is not required

Note: Only applicants with authorization to work in the US will be considered.