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Localisation Project Coordinator (translation)

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Basel
Categories: Western Europe, Individual Contributor, Administration, Customer Service, Marketing

Broad Content of Role:

This is a great opportunity to have cross departmental and cross regional responsibilities within a successful global medical device organisation.  You will have ownership of driving your own projects and gain invaluable insight into the world of medical devices.  The position acts as a pivotal execution point within the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region for all translations. You will be responsible for managing and coordinating the completion of all language projects (promotional material, offline and online assets) within the region.  Your expert project management skills will be utilised to the full.  You need to have very strong communication ability as you will liaise with key internal, external, regional and local stakeholders. You may also, on occasion, support the Communication team for editing support.  It would be great if you love to contribute ideas on systems and processes as we embrace continuous improvement throughout Cochlear.   

 Key Requirements:

  • Act as main executional contributor for all in- and external stakeholders within EMEA for any matters relating to translation coordination and day-to-day translation of materials.
  • Persistency in driving processes and “push” stakeholders to ensure tight deadlines.
  • Acts as a key interface between stakeholders
  • Have a precision and quality mind-set with strong organisational skills.  Must be able to plan ahead and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Bachelor degree as translator or business administration with proficiency in translation field and/or project coordination would be ideal.
  • Experience as coordinator translations agency or corporate environment including work experience with Language Service Provider
  • Must evidence confident project management ability.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with translation service providers, editors and translation reviewers of country affiliates
  • Coordinate the translation of marketing/promotional materials in 30 languages at EMEA level, using a document and work flow management tool.
  • In coordination with the EMEA Localization Manager, act on translation   timelines per project with the different stakeholders. Report on regular basis project status to the senior localization project manager and Marketing Communication Team.
  • Assume project controlling tasks, such as managing deliverables and controlling quality, cost, and achievement of deadlines.
  • Follow relevant quality procedures in order to deliver quality products and services and identify and support the implementation of continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with translation service providers, editors and translation reviewers of country affiliates


Cochlear’s mission is to help people hear and be heard. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to Hear Now. And Always. Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions including cochlear implant systems (CI) and bone anchored hearing aids (Baha™).

Equal opportunities

Cochlear is committed to providing equal opportunities to avoid unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief or age.

In line with our corporate ethics and statutory obligations we strive to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect - this is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment.

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