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Country:  Finland

Hyvinkää, FI

Location details:  location is negotiable
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
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Global Localization Manager



Country: Finlande (FI) 
Location: Hyvinkää 


At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.



Are you willing to be at the frontline of building a world class digital organization? Are you passionate about developing localization processes? If you are, then apply to become one of our key accelerators for digitalization and join our Technical Information Development team as a Global Localization Manager.


As our Global Localization Manager you will take responsibility for Konecranes’ global localization portfolio and you will play a key role in driving our localization strategy as well as in developing continuously our approaches. In this role you will be part of our agile, cross-functional development team that is responsible for the harmonized information product portfolio, global processes and tools related to content management and delivery. As our Global Localization Manager you will work in close co-operation with content creation teams, marketing and communication professionals, IT and other stakeholders. Together with your colleagues from the procurement function, you will manage partnership with the Language Service Providers. You will also ensure that the global localization strategy is implemented throughout the company. This covers maintaining and streamlining localization processes and roles as well as localization workflows and guidelines for different teams.


Your key responsibilities:
•    Developing and implementing Konecranes global localization portfolio and strategy
•    Developing localization processes, workflows and technologies
•    Providing support, training and guidelines for Konecranes teams in all areas of localization
•    Collaborating with a team of localization coordinators
•    Managing relationship and communication with Language Service Providers
•    Following and improving the quality of localized content
•    Creating business cases and following localization budgets and spend
•    Developing and following metrics, KPIs, and reporting
•    Following localization industry in general, especially future trends and developments


Why join our team?
We are dedicated to the product quality and customer satisfaction and being part of the team, you will have an opportunity to develop localization-related tools and technologies and contribute to our initiatives for improving the quality of the localized content. You will also have the chance to shape the content technology development and to work closely with the technologies for print and digital publishing of the localized content.

With us, you will work in a truly international working environment at a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports, and terminals.

Want to learn more about Konecranes and what your future colleagues have to say? Then watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AklPBQd_p0I


What should you bring?
To succeed in this role, you need to have a solid knowledge of localization processes, principles, workflows and technologies as well as the industry that provides localization services. In addition to your previous experience from localization or translation technology domain, a strong business acumen is vital for the success. We expect that you have excellent communication and collaboration skills combined with the project and process management competency.

You are also expected to have:
•    Master’s degree in a relevant field (translation, languages, language technology, linguistics, technical communication, marketing or similar)
•    Ability to engage people and coordinate activities across a network of multiple contributors
•    Excellent command of English language, German language is an asset
•    Good problem-solving, risk management and prioritization skills
•    Passion for strategic thinking and understanding the end-to-end production process and its dependencies related to localization and publishing
•    Pro-active and self-driven attitude with strong development orientation and a service mindset

This role requires occasional business travels.
Please submit your application with CV and salary expectation by the 21st of May, at latest via Apply -link below. We appreciate early applications as we will start screening and interviewing candidates shortly.


For further information about the role, please contact Timo Harjunen, VP, Digital Platform Development via e-mail timo.harjunen(at)konecranes.com.



Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.

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