Berlitz Languages, Inc.
Project Manager, Research & Development
Berlitz – Language and Culture Speak with Confidence Berlitz (www.berlitz.com) is looking for experienced Senior Sales professionals who can manage our leading Fortune 1000 accounts. The Berlitz Method has revolutionized language training around the world. Berlitz has helped millions speak new languages and cross cultural boundaries to communicate more effectively. Our mission is to enable customers to achieve their goals in a global environment by understanding their individual needs and providing the most effective solutions in language, communication, and cultural competence anywhere in the world.
Summary of Position
The Project Manager
, will oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific language solution development and custom solutions projects from project conceptualization to production, in print and digital formats. The development projects include curriculum development, media acquisition and licensing, technology development for language programs leveraging different media – face-to-face, virtual classroom, online, mobile, print – to be deployed on a global basis. In collaboration with key members of the Berlitz Research & Development team, BRD, the Project Manager will be primarily responsible for planning, developing, maintaining, and tracking budgets and schedules; communicating with key clients and stakeholders; and hiring and managing contractors.
Dimensions /Working Relationships
Report to Sr Project Manager, BRD
Manage Project Coordinator; internal contributors and various freelancers
Direct interaction with all members of BRD team
Interaction with partners and vendors
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Developing and maintaining project work plans and schedules in project management software
Creating and tracking budgets; tracking and processing invoices from various contractors
Setting up and maintaining file sharing and saving procedures
Managing the contract creation and signing process
Regularly communicating project status and key risks to other team members
Mitigating and finding solutions for active risks
Maintaining and updating all online forms and templates, creating new forms as needed
Managing and responding to requests for customized materials, managing the creation process for these materials
Developing and maintaining estimates
Writing program overviews for the catalog and sending individually by request to the field
Finding, hiring, testing, managing, and training freelance staff for immediate employment, including course writers, editors, copyeditors, designers, translators, subject matter experts, etc.
Creating presentations from scratch as well as keeping up to date and presenting them
Qualifications, Education and/or Experience Requirements:
B.A. or B.Sc. required
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
Native (or near-native) proficiency in English and a second language preferred
1-3 years of project management experience
1-3 years of publishing experience desired, preferably in educational and/or language publishing
Ability to be pro-active with a sense of urgency
Be a self-starter, a highly motivated person able to work in a fast paced environment that is continually changing
High level of organizational and time-management skills
Attention to detail
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Ability to participate actively with others on cross-functional teams and across different geographies
Berlitz Languages, Inc.
Website : http://www.berlitz.com/
In today’s world, it is easier than ever to reach across boundaries. The global environment offers infinite opportunities—but only to those who have the right skills. Berlitz helps individuals and businesses, government and non-profit organizations develop the language, cross-cultural and leadership skills necessary for success.