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Translation Manager (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role
Join our international Product & Engineering team and take an active role in shaping the future of thousands of HR teams and organizations across Europe. At Personio you will have a direct impact on our product, our users, our organization, and our product development practices.

You will work with autonomous, cross-functional and agile product teams to deliver high-quality translations and enable scalable localization that focuses on usability. To do so, you will facilitate the planning and execution of multilingual localization projects in order to provide our users with an experience that feels local. This includes working closely with product teams, stakeholders, and external vendors to create the processes and quality checks to improve our existing languages and localization efforts while expanding to new regions; driving our European expansion and company growth.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage localization projects and requirements across internal and external stakeholders, translation vendors, and partners, esp. entering new regions
  • Optimize our translation and review process to improve quality of translations while speeding up product development
  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders to identify critical growth inhibitors and collaborate to solve for scale
  • Oversee end-to-end localization workflow using our translation management tools and systems
  • Partner with UX Writers to maintain the unique Personio voice across all languages while ensuring cultural norms of the supported regions are observed
  • Represent and evangelize the localization and internationalization perspective during project planning and decision-making
What you need to succeed
Your profile:

  • Over 3 years of relevant language localization experience in a fast-scaling and complex product with a strong background in project management; Computational or Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, or similar degree preferred
  • Great presentation and communication skills in written and spoken English (native speaker or level C1 on a CEFR scale); 
  • B1 proficiency on two additional European languages besides English
  • Should be able to deal well with rapid changes, and feel comfortable navigating uncertain/ambiguous situations
  • Excellent problem solving, time and risk management, and tactical thinking skills with a detail-oriented approach that drives to the big picture
  • Proven success in driving results on time, influencing others, and cross-functional team interaction to resolve conflicts
Why Personio
  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping Personio and have a direct impact on the daily work of hundreds of thousands of users
  • 1,500 EUR of development budget per year for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • 28 paid vacation days, at least 3 days of home office per month, and flexible working hours
  • Unu electric scooter of your choice as "company car" (see, a JobRad®, or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket
  • Subsidized Qualitrain membership: For 25 euros a month you can train in 90 fitness and yoga studios, swimming pools and many other sports facilities in Munich
  • Relocation and visa support through an expert agency to Munich, Germany
  • Weekly German language courses
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich and skiing trip to Austria)
  • Because joining us at an early stage shows your trust and confidence in Personio, we want you to also profit from the success of the company. Therefore, we will offer you a competitive compensation package (e.g. salary, benefits, virtual shares)
About us
Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company and at the very same time: your own. As one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe, we have a great product, an amazing team with almost 500 employees and a market that is only waiting to be developed. By now we already have more than 2000 customers, but we aim high: Our goal is to build the leading HR platform in Europe. At Personio, we believe in hiring people like you - ambitious, forward-thinkers who want to be more than just another employee. Will you be one of them?

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