Mar 29, 2021

Localization Vendor Manager

  • Sawa-tech
  • Remote ((WorldWide))
Full time Vendor Management

Job Description


To deliver a resource according to the scope of the request/plan and on time within the budget while meeting the requirements of the project's/plan’s scope. And to maintain a stable vendor support for all the assigned projects by maintaining database and searching for new sources.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment, screening, selection, qualification, and development of external resources. 
  • Recruitment of external linguistic resources according to required specializations, verticals and budget constraints. 
  • Data analysis to help review linguistic pool and assure we have sufficient capacity to accommodate clients’ needs. 
  • Recruitment of new specialized vendors in order to create and expand multilingual and dedicated resource supply databases to accommodate clients’ needs. 
  • Assess and define requirements for external resources and identify resource solutions
  • Define appropriate test procedures for resource qualification, handle test translations and other work samples. 
  • Support other departments by providing them with any data they request.
  • Support for the resource requirements of tenders and quotations.
  • Follow up on the quota of the contracted freelancers and report to the intended parties 
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for purchased services. 
  • Compile and maintain vendor data and documents to assure we have most current information on file. 
  • Update the capacity sheet with any newly approved vendors
  • Setting up, following up and maintenance of contracts 
  • Support and monitor vendor integration and development by building partnerships, fostering usage of new vendors and monitoring of resource availability. 
  • Act as escalation point for vendors. Create vendor partnerships with a focus on vendor utilization, cost control, quality and commitment to projects. 
  • Follow developments in the industry and language professionals’ community: benchmarking. Liaise with local professional organizations and universities to promote talent management. 


  • +2 year experience in Vendor Management (localization field)
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills 
  • A second language will be a plus.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills 
  • High sense of urgency 
  • Experience in negotiating and persuasion 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Effective time management 
  • Proactive attitude