Purpose of Job
The Project Manager takes full ownership of multiple projects from initial
stages to end. Will plan, ensure correct implementation and track the
progress, knowing specified deliverables must be achieved.
The duties and key responsibilities of the role you've described appear to be
for a Project Manager position in a translation services company, particularly
in the field of video game localization. Here's a breakdown of the
responsibilities and qualifications mentioned:
Define project scope in collaboration with management.
Perform file analysis using memoQ.
Create schedules, quotes, and GM (Gross Margin) forecasting.
Coordinate with other studios for project scoping.
Allocate resources effectively for profitability.
Review and update project schedules as needed.
Identify project risks and propose mitigation plans.
Maintain good customer relationships.
Oversee project operations to ensure successful completion.
Share resource requirements with Senior Project Managers.
Ensure adequate resourcing, including linguists.
Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Establish a clear communication workflow with customers and stakeholders.
Act as the main point of contact for designated projects.
Use various communication methods (email, Skype, phone).
Maintain up-to-date project records.
Enforce company policies and discipline within teams.
Manage team dynamics and resolve conflicts.
Train new staff members as necessary.
Regularly review work quality to meet standards.
Support direct reports and ensure adequate working conditions.
Liaise with other departments for capacity planning.
Take responsibility for project gross margin.
Maximize gross margin without compromising quality.
Manage the invoicing process for projects (Receivables and Payables).
Maintain responsive and clear communication via email and chat.
Build effective relationships with internal teams (LQA, Sales, HR).
Adhere to company security, confidentiality, health, safety, IT, and HR
Uphold ethical behavior and business practices.
Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:
Experience in the translation industry, with video game-specific
experience being a plus.
Proficiency in business software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office).
Familiarity with CAT tools (e.g., Trados, memoQ, XTM).
Ideally, experience with TMS software (Plunet/XTRF).
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Team leadership capabilities.
Demonstrated proactivity and problem-solving skills.
"Can do" attitude and positive thinking.
A degree in Project Management, Translation, or related language studies,
or equivalent experience.
Flexibility to work unsociable hours, including shifts, weekends, or
Proficiency in more than one language is welcome.
Excellent command of English (spoken and written) is mandatory.
This role involves not only project management skills but also the ability to
manage teams, maintain client relationships, and ensure financial control
within a translation services context, specifically in the video game
localization field. The qualifications and additional information suggest that
this role can be demanding and may require adaptability to changing schedules
and working conditions.