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Associate Language Specialist

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Nottingham
Reference: 39852BR
Closing Date: 13 Dec 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Competitive Corporate Benefits including holiday, pension, life assurance and more.

Job Summary:

Associate Language Specialist / Nottingham / Languages / Administrator / team support / project support


PAREXEL Informatics is one of the industry’s leading solution providers and we help customers accelerate the drug development process through innovation. Our product portfolio is built on leading-edge technology and is combined with extensive medical and clinical expertise. As the technology business unit of PAREXEL International Corporation, we're able to leverage our massive investment in technology with our parent company's wealth of hands-on clinical expertise.

This role is based in our new modern state of the art office in Nottingham city centre which has excellent transport links.

The primary role of the Associate  Language Specialist (ALS) is to coordinate and maintain the language activities (recordings/translations) involved in the development of Interactive Response Technologies (IRT). You will be responsible for the provision of language services in support of RTSM study builds and subsequent change requests, and/or any development tools and applications used to support the RTSM delivery function.

Key Accountabilities:

Co-ordinate language activities with project teams and external vendors.
- Create new prompts.
- Co-ordinate the translation and recording of prompts and work to the scheduled timelines for each project.
- Understand and advise on language requirements for projects.
- Manage delivery timelines with vendors and Project Managers

Be trained in assigned specialists’ tasks (supervising linguists, comments, bookings, queries, linguist recruitment etc.)
- Recruit and train new linguists.
- Schedule and arrange booking of linguists.
- Work with the linguists and translation vendors to resolve translation and recording issues, and maintain translation and recording quality.
- Advise Client Services, Production and Customer Care regarding issues relating to prompts and translation.
- Create capacity, demand and quality metrics, as requested.
- Suggest improvements to processes for efficiency and quality.
- Act as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert.

Manage and be responsible for the quality and timeliness of own workload.
- Report any circumstances requiring urgent or specific attention at the earliest opportunity so that client expectations can be managed.
- Participate in formal performance review processes.

Mentor and train other team members.
- Train other team members in specialist tasks, as directed.
- Support training and mentoring of others across all disciplines as appropriate to personal skill and competency level.
- Provide training and advice to Operations staff and resolve user queries.


- Comprehensive working knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Timely and effective written and verbal communication.
- Outstanding Customer Focus, anticipating the needs of internal/external customers.
- Teamwork - Consistently develops and sustains cooperative and collaborative working relationships.
- Understands and values diversity.
- Ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environments with short and changing deadlines.
- Quality Assurance - Excellent attention to detail and strong sense of data integrity to maintain high quality standards.
- Flexible approach to work assignments.
- Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks.
- Planning - Sets priorities, determines short and long term goals; monitors and evaluates progress and quality.
- Good problem solving skills.
- Ability to take ownership of assigned duties.
- Demonstrates behaviours of High Performance Culture.

- Degree in appropriate discipline, or equivalent, or relevant work experience

Knowledge and Experience:
- Experience in a professional work environment.
- Working knowledge of other languages is an advantage.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- Experience of working within a team.

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

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Contact Information:

Address:  PAREXEL International
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
Tel:  +44 1895 238000
Fax:  +44 1895 238494
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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