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Assistant Vendor Manager

Posted 4 January by TransPerfect Translations Ltd Ended

The position of the Assistant Vendor Manager is responsible for providing support to the Vendor Management department through daily assistance with linguist recruitment and testing, database maintenance and daily support to sales and production teams with vendor-related issues and questions.

Position responsibilities:

  • Provide on-the-job support to the Vendor Management team
  • Proactively recruit new resources to expand the company’s database of external linguists
  • Test recruited linguists according to specialized skill sets and the company’s testing process
  • Negotiate preferred rates with recruited linguists according to company, department or project needs
  • Promote newly recruited and tested linguists to the appropriate production teams
  • Assist production and sales teams on a daily basis with vendor-related issues and questions
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with contract translators, proofreaders, production staff and internal Quality Managers globally
  • Strategize with direct manager to find a viable means of making processes more efficient
  • Attend trade shows and conferences as needed
  • Proactively seek additional tasks and duties to benefit TransPerfect Translations as a whole
  • Research and understand all industries that TransPerfect Translations markets to, including industry leaders, current events and any other pertinent data
  • Be knowledgeable in the translation industry, including leaders, competitive data, proposal formats, competitive rates, and marketing strategies

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Experience in negotiating and persuasion
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management
  • Proactive attitude

Company Overview:

For over 20 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, multicultural marketing, training and learning, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of cutting edge technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world's leading multinationals.

With annual revenues of over $500 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 85 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

Required skills

  • Database Administration
  • Recruiting
  • Testing
  • Translation
  • Vendor Management

Reference: 34143683

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