Translation Production Team Lead

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your career with a New Zealand founded tech growth company, being mentored by top talent and having the opportunity to work from one of our main offices or do all of this remotely from your home - thanks to our own in house Work Your Way Policy?

We are now looking for a Translation Production Team Lead to join our Production Team. This is a pivotal role in our Production team - providing strong leadership, training and support to your team and driving strong engagement with our Sales team members to support a strong, positive outcome for our customers at all times.

This role will require a master at prioritisation and the ability to multi-task. Your attention to detail and your lateral thinking to solve hard problems that other's can't will make you a great success in this role. You will be tenacious, ambitious and have strong, confident people skills.

This role will require an individual with a strong background in Translation Project Management -and you will have proven experience working across the industry with a backbone of having completed a linguistic or language related degree. 


Role Responsibilities:

Efficient positive management of all direct reports

Ownership of roster for shift work for team, ensuring appropriate coverage at all times

Providing first level escalation point for team

Co-ordination and prioritisation of team activity to ensure positive business outcomes

Prompt escalation of emerging issues or impacts to Management team

Monitoring of job portal to ensure efficient management of jobs by team and achievement of targets as a result Coaching and development of all team members

Assist team to work with and assign jobs to contract translators from a wide diversity of cultural backgrounds and disciplines

Carrying out the translations jobs for some project or review of projects if required

Handle technical aspects of translation including multimedia production, multilingual web sites and interaction with our development team

Assist team to prepare costings for clients Role


Linguistic or language related degree

Minimum 3 years Translation Industry Experience

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships

Significant translator experience

MS Word and Excel skills

Positive attitude with a good sense of humour

Fluency in more than one language advantageous

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now!

Translation Production Team Lead

Straker Translations Ltd

Job type:

Full Time

Hours of work:



North Shore City


$50,000 - $70,000 per annum