Friday, October 11, 2013

Translation Project Coordinator*

Translation Project Coordinator (Level II)

RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 145 years ago, the company works

collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs,

enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Our Global Translation Services department provides translation services to help our

clients business meet their communication challenges and support their global strategies.

This position serves as the regular contact person between our clients (internal and external) and multilingual vendors. The

Project Coordinator II is responsible for communicating specific detailed instructions to multilingual speaking vendors, and

managing workflows and processes. It is accountable for the final quality assurance of translation and real-time and accurate

recording of activities. This is a 2nd shift position - 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Translations Project Management experience required.

- Review the jobs assigned and assess needs for additional information, e.g. compilation of glossaries, previously translated

similar documents, list of acronyms, technical terminology, and translation memories.

- Manage translation teams and linguistic assets to ensure compliance with RRDs productions workflows and that quality and

turn-arounds standards are met.

- Select and assign translation teams, negotiate rates and deadlines and coordinate production with translators, proofreaders,

in-country clients reviewers, typesetters and Customer Service Reps.

- Keep salesperson/Customer Service Rep up to date at all time via Status Reports.

- Keep project admin up-to-date at all times and maintain accurate records of all costs.

- Check projects costs for accuracy and match to purchase order.

- Exercise sound judgment in keeping supervisor informed of potential difficulties.

- Inform supervisor of all issues affecting cost, quality and turn-around.

- Check accuracy of translation prior to sending it to client or to typesetting if needed.

. Required Skills

Key Skills:

- Flexible team player

- Superior Interpersonal skills

- Can mix and relate well to all levels

- Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and unsupervised

- Flexibility to work overtime required

- Professional demeanor

- Focused on goals and the overall team and company objectives

- Self-motivated and proactive

- Can improvise and innovate Required Experience


College degree (BA, BS) and ideally degree in Translation and/or interpretation or Finance

Fluent in English plus one, ideally one additional language to mother tongue standard (French, German, or Spanish preferred).

Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, html, xml). Familiarity with desktop publishing software (Indesign,

QuarkXPress, Framemaker).

Linguistic skills to include ability to create glossaries, assess quality and completeness of translations

Advanced translation memory experience including TRADOS, Multiterm IX, Context, glossary and file management.

Minimum 3-year previous project management experience in translation services.

Ability to prioritize while handling multiple projects simultaneously in a hectic, time-sensitive environment

Ability to communicate accurately detailed instructions to multilingual vendors.

Detail and service oriented.

Clear sense of accountability.

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