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Proof Reading and Translation Specialist (maternity cover)

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Date: Nov 15, 2018

Location: Manchester, GB

Company: Datwyler

The Distrelec Group (Distrelec & Elfa Distrelec), as part of the Datwyler Technical Components Division, is a leading online high service distributor of electronic, automation, tools and measurement technology in Europe. We operate worldwide and stock over 160,000 products, adding around 2,000 new & innovative products every month, from a linecard of more than 1,000 market leading manufacturers. We have local sales offices across Europe to support our customers and provide them with products and services to suit their individual needs. 


Your Position

Manage internal translation process for product data and marketing content to and from 3rd party translation service provider and internal systems. Ensure that published product data is correct and adheres to the data quality guidelines laid out by the Data Governance Team.

Main Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Manage translatable content in Stibo STEP (PIM) for Product Data and Asana / Google Docs / WPML Plugin for Marketing
  • Cleanse data in PIM when necessary to ensure quality, correctness of translations and to reduce translation costs
  • Run reports to collect products for translation
  • Generate XML files for translation into 10 languages (from source language English)
  • Run analysis to check word count and translatable content, removing anomalies and errors before submitting files to translation agency
  • Import XML files into PIM system, following manual quality check process and correcting issues where translated content cannot be imported automatically
  • Ensure strict data protocols are being adhered to and make necessary corrections in English (including nomenclature, grammar, formats)
  • Ensure marketing content is proofread as per internal process
  • Maintain good relationships with translation agency, internal stakeholders for marketing content, such as campaign managers, the marketing operations team and designated proofreaders
  • First-line approval of budgeted translation costs/invoices
  • Responsible for delivering the translation requirements in line with agreed budgets
  • Proofread on and offline product data and product marketing content in native language (advantageous if language degree in German, Sweish or French)


Language degree advantageous (German, Swedish or French preferred if native English speaker; English if native German, Swedish or French speaker)

Language Skills

Proficient Speaker 

C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced: English plus German, Swedish or French (advantageous)

Experience/Industry Knowledge

  • Previous demonstrable experience of managing translation processes, reorganising or restructuring data to minimise translation costs
  • Familiar with XML files and the import/export to /from multiple operating systems
  • Knowledge of technically relevant products (electronic/industrial components) preferred
  • Background in technical translating and/or proofreading advantageous

Personal Competencies

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Excel, Word)
  • Proficiency in the handling of different file types, e.g. XML, XLIFF
  • Knowledge of industry used translation tools (e.g. SDL Trados Studio, MemSource) advantageous
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail and process oriented
  • Highly structured thinking and ways of working
  • Ability to prioritise tasks


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career oppor­tunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.