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Project Manager-Localization

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Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Princeton, NJ, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28102  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.

JOB TITLE:  Project Manager - Localization (REMOTE - Temporary position)



Works with minimal supervision to create, manage, coordinate, and successfully execute plans to complete documentation localization projects in support of business and technical initiatives. Adheres to Terumo BCT practices for project governance. Communicates important milestones and achievements as well as risks as these relate to projects.



  • Manages localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with external localization service providers, internal project teams and business partners
  • Analyzes localization scope in computer aided translation tool to establish cost and time estimates as needed
  • Gathers necessary project materials
  • Leads project meetings and conference calls, including project kick-off meetings, weekly and ad-hoc meetings, and post project reviews as needed, while ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed to stakeholders
  • Creates and controls localization project budgets, tracks cost, and ensures timely issuance of purchase orders and invoices
  • Creates project schedules and proactively communicates milestone dates to project team members and stakeholders
  • Assists Localization Manager in creating annual localization budgets; regularly meets with global marketing teams to review progress against established project lists and budgets
  • Partners with in-country reviewers (ICRs) to ensure effective and efficient execution of the ICR process
  • Identifies and works with stakeholders to solve project issues or disagreements, identifies causes and corrective/preventative actions as needed; works to resolve and/or escalate to functional management, any deviations (or potential deviations) from plan
  • Ensures proper assignment and coordination of resources per plan
  • Tracks and reports status and metrics on the project delivery and value
  • Manages content within a content management system and provides suggestions for improvements when relevant
  • Participates as a member of a project team. Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members
  • Raises awareness of localization best practices through knowledge sharing and coaching of new and entry level PMs as well as of other functions within Terumo
  • Continually expands knowledge in localization industry and Terumo BCT standards and best practices through active participation in training opportunities




Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



Minimum 4 years of experience related to project management including a minimum of 2 years of experience in the localization industry.

  • Experience as a localization project manager preferred



  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management disciplines, methodologies, and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage multiple projects and project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain frequent communications and interactions with language service providers including selection, specification of projects, negotiation, and quality checks
  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Dedicated to customer service, with proactive response to stakeholder needs
  • Ability to integrate subject matter expert input to develop project plans
  • Ability to identify conflicts and either resolve or quickly escalate for resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Strong team player in a multi-language/multi-cultural environment
  • Self-starter and pro-active
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Knowledge and interest in continuing to learn and identify new technologies and new tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project and Trados Studio preferred
  • Experience working with content management systems such as Astoria preferred
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred
  • Experience working with project lifecycle systems (PLM) preferred.


 An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.



Target Pay Range:  $74,000 to $92,000 - Pay rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  0.0


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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