Main Purpose of Job You will be responsible for the management and end quality of all projects taken on by members of your language team.
You will be involved in planning the translation aspects of projects taken on by your team from start to finish, making sure that projects assigned to your team happen’.
You will need to keep involvement with all projects taken on by your team at all times, and are responsible for ensuring the correct methodology is used throughout, particularly at the start and if there are any changes to scope.
You will work closely with the Translation Department Manager to develop and measure the individual skills of your team members.
You will ensure effective productivity & utilisation of your team. You will be responsible for correct resourcing and QA for projects carried out by your team.
You will play an active part in recruitment, training and the creation & implementation of Translation Department systems and processes.
As a senior translator, you will be responsible for leading large translation projects, including planning and managing the work of in-house and freelance translators.
You will be responsible for delivering translations of the highest quality and accuracy on time and within budget. You will be responsible for setting the linguistic standards in your team and in ensuring the rapid development of your project team members.
Management responsibilities ·Passing on to your team members an understanding of SDL corporate culture and goals, and acting as a role model for your staff to follow ·Responsibility for all work carried out by your team ·Effective resourcing : scheduling the work of each team member on short and long term basis.
Projects should be allocated to team members according to their experience of subject matter and availability. Ensuring each team member organises their work in the most effective manner.
Resolving project conflicts in the team. Ensuring deadlines are met. Keeping involved in projects being worked on by your team at all times, and ensuring that team members are using the correct methodology at all times.
Reviewing, or organising reviews of each individual by experienced translators and carrying out formal evaluations. ·Productivity & Utilisation : monitoring the productivity & utilisation of the team.
Ensuring every member of the team is working efficiently and is busy at all times. If there is no work on your site, finding alternative work within other divisions and providing a list of background tasks which your team members can take on during any unavoidable downtime which will help future projects.
Training : provide training to all team members on project-specific translation requirements, the localisation process, SDL procedures, tools, etc.
Take appropriate action to ensure compliance. ·Motivation of team ·Actively contribute to improvement of systems and procedures ·Hold one-on-one meetings with team members at least every 2 weeks, possibly weekly to go through week’s work, looking at ongoing objectives and training needs
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Main Purpose of Job