Localization Project Manager

June 6, 2018

Job Description

Amazon’s Echo team is seeking an experienced localization Project Manager to join our team in Europe. The successful candidate will audit, research, strategize, plan and drive the implementation of existing and next generation technology solutions. S/he will also seek improvement in content systems interoperability.Specifically the PM will:

Establish relationships with customer and operations teams to manage the localization process

  • Manage vendor relationships with translation and localization agency
  • Own localization process throughput and quality

The ideal candidate will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. S/he will be absolutely passionate about process improvement and be able to manage large internal projects to completion. S/he will deliver on incremental projects and tactical work that contributes towards an overall world-class localization solution within Amazon.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in a business or technical discipline
  • Project management experience
  • Experience managing large-scale CMS/TMS systems for use in multilingual environments
  • Experience leading highly complex system implementations
  • Experience with database design, data analysis and reporting design
  • Fluent English skills.
  • Experience managing large scale localization projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in translation/related field (or equivalent work experience in localization)
  • Working knowledge of one or more other languages
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute projects, with strong bias for action and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of VBA, Python or another programming language a plus
  • Experience working in an editorial team supporting multiple languages
  • Experience managing translation vendor relationships