Randstad Localization Program Manager in Mountain View, California

Localization Program Manager


job details:

  • location:Mountain View, CA

  • salary:$51.87 - $58.45 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:562566

Project Overview

The Localization team's goal is to bring the magic of Google to the world and the diversity of the world to Google. We have a passion for creating native user experiences and for technology.

Localization is the process of translating and adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and geographic market. The Localization team provides a wide array of services to help you get your product localized and translated for your global audiences.

Position overview

As a Localization Program Manager, you are a business leader, you will demonstrate program management skills, executive communications, analytical "horsepower", and business judgment to support strategic international product decisions and high-profile launches. You are a self-starter with a can-do attitude who can excel in a fast-paced, culturally diverse environment and demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight.

As a Program Manager in the Localization team, you are a leader helping Google's ideas and products look, feel and sound natural to users across the globe. Whether you're on a consumer product (like Gmail, Search, Maps, Android, Play) or a business product (AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick, Analytics), you are in charge of driving the end-to-end localization process to ensure successful launches across the globe. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your role to keep all the players coordinated on project progress and deadlines. Using your influencing and relationship-building skills, you provide strategic insight to cross-functional teams and leadership to drive Google's product expansion globally. This PM will focus on UI, help center, marketing localization requests while interacting closely with stakeholders. Depending on the product the PM will be aligned to, the team size could vary in size. You'll work with Googlers from Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Finance, to name just a few.

Top 3 daily responsibilities

Lead the localization of one or several Google products from inception to launch, managing delivery, cost and quality of projects and overseeing vendor execution.

Build strong relationships with product teams, educating and advising them on their product's localization journey whilst representing the voice of our global users.

Be accountable for the product's localization budget, from understanding the product's roadmap to drive the annual planning, to advising stakeholders on optimizing their spend.

Overall Responsibilities

Partner with cross-functional stakeholders to understand top business needs related to a product's localization and local insights needs.

Understand Localization workflows and services, identify tool and process needs to enable operational scaling, collaborate with Operations and Engineering to support deployment.

Build compelling case for opportunities, develop insightful recommendations and drive development and implementation.

Structure and package your work into compelling presentations and communications that influence various audiences including senior executives.

Required Skills

BA/BS - no specific field required

3-5 years of program management experience, tech space preferred

Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

Strong communication skills and experience working with cross-functional teams

Strong organization skills and ability to perform under high pressure environments

Ability to effectively influence and communicate (often cross-functionally) with multiple stakeholders at all levels of management.

1+ years in localization

1+ years Tech/API Localization experience

Nice to Have

Master's degree.

Ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and global environment with proven success in project management, execution and multitasking.

Strong analytical and problem solving experience, combined with excellent business judgment and an ability to present to senior decision makers in a clear and compelling manner.

Passion for Google products and users.

Localization tool experience

CMS tool experience

Google Apps