May 23, 2022

Localization Project Manager - (6200.88)

  • RWS
  • Remote (Colorado, USA)
Full time Localization Management

Job Description

Location- Superior, CO- Remote MST & CST only                           

About RWS:

RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our customers to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally by communicating business critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realization of their innovations. Our vision is to help organizations interact effectively with people anywhere in the world by solving their language, content and market access challenges through our collective global intelligence, deep expertise and smart technology. Customers include 90 of the globe’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents. Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L). For further information, please visit:

About The Role:

Under the direct supervision of a Senior Project Manager or Program Manager, the Project Manager is a key member of a project team, working closely with the team leader, Technical Services and Quality Assurance. The Project Manager is responsible for successful execution of quotes and projects of varying complexity and scope and managing the work of multiple client accounts to ensure client satisfaction, establish consistent highquality on-time deliverables as well as identify and grow the account’s potential based on predefined objectives. The Project Manager will approve and update client quotes and the project process as needed as well as address issues escalated from others. The Project Manager serves as primary client contact for assigned accounts and supports Senior Project Manager as needed. The Project Manager meets with the various teams to discuss open and emerging business issues for assigned accounts as well as to make recommendations for improvements. The role may lead implementation of new initiatives and complete special projects as needed. The Project Manager may have team management responsibilities and direct reports. The position may complete individual performance reviews and identify goals for the team


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in Business, English, Foreign Language, Social or Applied Sciences, or other related field.
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience coordinating projects within the localization / translation industry.
  • Successful customer service/account management experience, generally a minimum of 2 years.
  • Computing skills, including experience with TRADOS or other translation management tools (CAT, or Computer Aided Translation tools) and publishing applications (e.g. FrameMaker, InDesign,etc)
  • Demonstrated successful leadership or mentoring experience preferred.
  • Verbal and written fluency in at least one foreign language a plus.
  • PMP Certification a plus.


Client Service

  • Manage client requirements, needs and requests such as asset management, reporting and meetings.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact to client. Act as backup to Senior Project Manager as needed.
  • Lead presentations educating clients about particular projects, project types or about RWS Life Sciences in general.
  • Manage client assets and lead the client post-mortem process
  • Manage client relationships and provide regular status reports on projects.
  • Address complex client queries and concerns. Escalate to immediate supervisor client issues related to highly complex issues or items which may impact client account.
  • Ensure client satisfaction by proactively seeking and offering solutions.
  • Respond to client requests in a timely manner

Project management

  • Identify, communicate, and manage production risks as appropriate to eliminate potential pitfalls or obstacles.
  • Engage in quotation preparation including complex and strategic requests.
  • Ensure ISO requirements are being met.
  • Launch and coordinate standard and complex projects which includes functions such as negotiating budgets, scheduling, resource allocation and work assignments.
  • Perform administrative duties which include project closures, Translation Memory updates and folder structure maintenance.
  • Produce reports and develop internal post-mortems to help improve processes and reduce risk.
  • Ensure strict adherence to deadlines, budgets and the completion of high-quality deliverables.
  • Ensure the receipt of all purchase orders, approve invoices and escalate payment issues where necessary.
  • Review Profit & Loss schedule for projects. Provide rationale and suggest corrective action for items not meeting budget.
  • Lead the creation of custom workflows and project instructions.
  • Collaborate in the CAPA process with cross-functional teams.

Resource Coordination

  • Collaborate with the Vendor Relations team to negotiate competitive rates.
  • Create and send POs to external resources
  • Ensure project resources have the necessary tools and information to accomplish tasks.
  • Alert resources of schedule or scope changes.
  • Provide feedback to Vendor Relations on external resource performance.

Account Development

  • Support Global Account team to improve overall budget, efficiency and quality.
  • Gather information to forecast upcoming work on various accounts and alert the team as necessary.
  • Assist with account-related meetings and presentations.
  • Support execution of approved account opportunities and their implementation.


  • Support team members as necessary to perform and complete daily project tasks.
  • Make recommendations for process improvements to have a positive impact on profitability and/or quality.
  • Mentor staff & ensure balanced work distribution across direct reports.
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team to hire new team members where necessary.
  • Set specific and measurable goals for direct reports and ensure their measurement and review.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews with direct reports and manage required follow-up.


  • Amazing benefits. (Seriously!)
  • Infinite training, professional development and personal growth opportunities.
  • The rare opportunity to impact how organizations communicate globally. There’s a reason we work with 90 of the top 100 brands.
  • Smart, engaged co-workers, a culture of diversity, innovation and opportunity.
  • Great work life balance!

 Life at RWS - We work hard together to deliver for our customers; our expertise, professionalism and determination to never let others down drives us to be passionate and serious about what we do, deliver customer value, yet always adding a human touch.

 RWS embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. RWS is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at RWS are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation. RWS will not tolerate discrimination based on any of these characteristics.


RWS is an Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about EEO/AAP legislation please visit:

RWS Employees hired for roles positions that require work on site at RWS offices, customer offices, and travel on behalf of RWS and/or in-person meetings will be required to comply with the RWS USA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy. RWS complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

Recruitment Agencies: RWS Group PLC does not accept agency resumes.  Please do not forward any unsolicited resumes to any RWS employees.  Any unsolicited resume received will be treated as the property of RWS and Terms & Conditions associated with the use of such resume will be considered null and void.