Job Opening

Team Lead Project Manager

  • Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Language Services
  • Full-time

Acolad is an international leader in language and content solutions, services and technologies. Represented by the brands Acolad, TextMaster and Ubiqus, the group is present in 25 countries and has a network of over 2,500 internal experts worldwide and +20,000 external linguists.

At Acolad, every position is key to our global growth: we know that we will only succeed if our people succeed.

Joining Acolad means a unique opportunity for professional development through a collaborative global environment that promotes talent and creativity. We are continuously looking for new talent (like you!) to support our mission to drive growth and innovation across some of the world’s leading brand.

Is innovation your cup of tea? Love the idea of working on international projects in a rewarding and dynamic environment? What are you waiting for? Embrace the future with us!

We are a global leader in language, content and digital solutions. For more than 30 years, we have been helping renowned organizations grow their brands internationally through innovative websites, efficient intranets, collaborative platforms and expertly translated content. We are proud to say we are well known across industries and geographies and have the privilege of working with some of the world’s largest companies.

We are currently looking for a Team Lead Project Manager to join our Munich office. Please note this role could also be located in Berlin or Krakow.

About the role:

  • The job holder is responsible for managing a team of Project Managers in charge of Service Delivery for a range of customers, organized either by industries and/or geographies to:
  • Develop, implement and guarantee efficient service execution that meet our customers’ expectations (on time, on budget, on quality)
  • Continuously improve quality by establishing and guaranteeing quality standards for project execution
  • Increase efficiency of the project execution process
  • Adapt project capacities and processes to customers’ or project requirements
  • Enhance and develop employees’ level of training and professional knowledge by developing their competencies
  • Overall strategic planning for Service Management
  • Represent the department both internally and externally (with customers)


  • Responsible for Service execution including compliance to deadlines, standards/methodology, budget and margin optimization, quality standards, status reporting.
  • Responsible also for providing day-to-day training, proactive mentoring and coaching, and capacity management for a team of PM's.
  • Responsible for customer order setup, quotes and scheduling (per defined thresholds, collaborating with Account Management for complex quotes and those requiring validation).
  • Responsible for customer feedback, entry of CAPA's and completion of investigations.
  • Owns collaboration with RM, linguists, technical leads on resourcing and query management.
  • Customer and internal communication and status reporting.
  • Collaborating with Account Management to define new processes and to strategize on process and tool optimization for a customer.
  • Responsible for margin optimization, including both internal and external costs, working with RM as needed to support these efforts.
  • Ensure linguistic material, such as TMs, glossaries, style guides, are consistently updated and delivered per SLA's.
  • Participate in the pre-sales activities and prepare supporting documentation
  • Participate in quality audits, recognize opportunities for improvement and implement the changes as needed
  • Bachelor Degree in Translation or other equivalent degree
  • 5-7 years of practical experience in project management, especially in coordinating language service projects.
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience in operational service / project management processes and methodologies related to Language Services
  • Demonstrate experience of successfully managing customer relationships at different levels, including difficult situation, conflicts, and complaints.
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills, ability to manage teams effectively, mentor and encourages skill development of team members
  • Demonstrated ability to work in virtual teams, influence decisions and constructively support other parts of the company
  • Outstanding communication skills (email, phone, presentations)
  • Language skills: business fluency in German and excellent knowledge of English required. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Strong organization skills in order to meet tight deadlines and organize heavy workloads or complex project situations
  • Strong stress management capability, keep calm under fire, manage attitude and projection of emotions
  • Good knowledge of commonly used computer desktop applications and services (e.g. MS Office, production applications, Adobe Acrobat, Internet, …) and knowledge of computer translation tools (e.g. TRADOS, …)
  • International environment with multicultural teams
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Flexible work options
  • Subsidy for transport and lunch
  • Free coffee, tea, water and fresh fruit
  • Casual office dress code
  • Central location in the heart of Berlin, Munich or Krakow