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Localization Project Manager - Up to 6M
- Leading Gaming Localization Company
- International environment
About Our Client
Our client is a leading Video Game Globalization and Localization Company with offices in Dublin, London, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal, Singapore, etc.
Work closely with sales, customer management and the client directly to understand the scope of and requirements for each project
Advise clients on best practices and agree on project processes and timelines
Liaise with the company's Business Development Manager/COO in order to set up a quotation that will satisfy the needs of the client
Lead project planning process and "kick-off" meetings and ongoing project-related meetings, as needed
Work closely with clients' Localisation Project manager or similar to solicit, receive and clarify project specifications
Liaise with clients to understand their goals and expectations, and anticipate/address client needs and concerns to prevent issues
Communicate regularly and professionally with the clients LPM or similar to discuss the performance of the projects.
Communicate regularly with the client through email, phone calls and periodic meetings in order to get detailed feedback so as to timely and efficiently proceed with any necessary corrective actions/changes/improvements.
Estimate and plan projects from start to finish, with built-in contingencies.
Develop effective working relationships and ongoing management processes for each project.
Define the deliverables, resource requirements and work plan for the project.
Working with the HR Manager, ensure each of their projects are resourced effectively taking into account the best available resources and the costs of the resources.
Select, instruct and manage internal and external resources in order to ensure the right resources are used and that they perform according to the project instructions, client expectations and the company's QA procedures
Work with HR to ensure utilization of the most appropriate resources to meet client expected quality standards
Monitor responsibilities in a given project (localization plan, post mortems, resources, submissions, etc.)
Implement and maintain project scheduling and resource allocation together with Language Lead (when applicable) and Localization Manager and COO
Continuously manage and adapt the work plan and resources required in consultation and agreement with the client.
Make independent decisions on work methods to be used in the localization groups, while following established standards and procedures of the department.
[Adherence to standards]
Work with the company's stakeholders to determine workflow and best processes to follow in order to maximize productivity and minimize costs
Identify opportunities and spearhead initiatives to continuously improve service and process under industry specific requirements
Manage, monitor and motivate the cross functional team assigned to the project
Regularly monitor and assess the proficiency and quality of translators and other resources allocated to the projects. Report back to the HR Manager and escalate any issues to Localization Manager, HR Director and COO.
Perform people management tasks with direction from the Localization Manager and guidance from HR Manager: hiring/terminating, performance reviews and dealing with sundry personnel issues.
Conduct performance reviews together with the Localization Manager and HR.
Provide leadership and mentoring in quality assurance processes, project planning, resource forecasting, and performance/personnel issues to all project staff.
Ensure that the project is delivered within the financial requirements of the Business Unit.
Ensure projects meet industry leading quality standards.
Ensure project data in the company's information reports is accurate, updated and complete.
Prepares essential data for job invoicing.
Conduct project presentations and compile daily, weekly and monthly and ad hoc reports as appropriate.
Escalate any material issues that arise on a project to the Localisation Manager & COO and agree how to manage and communicate these with the client.
The Successful Applicant
Language: Business level in English and Japanese
Experience: Localization experience
Interests: Gaming industry.
What's on Offer
Salary: 3-6M Depending on the experiences.