Nikon BV


Nikon BV is looking for a Localisation Coordinator (junior).

Please send your CV and letter of motivation (in English) to





TITLE: Localisation & Production Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Marketing Systems





Production and Localisation Manager



Not Applicable




Production and Localisation Manager



Production and Localisation Manager



Submits authorization proposals and reports to the Production and Localisation Manager; cooperation, information exchange and production management with NSO’s, Head Office and external providers; cooperation, information exchange and production management with Product Planning Section, Marketing Communication Division, local Webmasters of NSOs, agencies, Nikon Corporate.




All authorisations must be obtained from the Production and Localisation Manager (this position does not have signatory rights)




To provide comprehensive localisation services to the European Head Office in all areas of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.






  • Support the Production and Localisation Manager in the localisation processes and procedures


  • Localisation processes and procedures are fully documented in an accurate and timely manner
  • Positive feedback from the Production and Localisation Manager


  • Coordinate the language localisation process (~30 languages) in close cooperation with external partners, in accordance with the company’s requirements for cost/quality and delivery


·         Multi-language glossary is produced and promoted in partnership with Nikon Corporate within assigned budget and guidelines

·         Availability of a European pool of Subject Matter Experts, assigning and chasing glossary, style definition, and terms validation jobs

·         Language resources (glossaries) are correctly maintained

·         Pan-European internal and external teams are actively involved to achieve results 

·         Internal and external language quality evaluations performed to measure and maintain translation vendor quality and to take action on results

·         Documents in English are periodically proof-read, noting and correcting errors of style, grammar, punctuation, product and brand treatment as a measure to improve supplier quality

·         High quality control and close cost control of translation projects demonstrated


  • Develop and deploy new processes and procedures in response to evolving requirements



  • Suggests and influences service enhancements to better meet customer needs
  • Support in source (English) language quality control



  • Highest quality control of languages
  • No errors in spelling and grammatical structure
  • Positive feedback from key stakeholders
  • Support in maintenance of objectivity and adoption of company standards in language, style and tone



·         Maintain the company’s localisation intranet including organization and control of user access

  • Support in the process of internal and external language quality evaluations to measure and maintain translation vendor quality and to take action on results


  • Positive relationships with vendors consistently met
  • Evaluation reports prepared on a regular basis and presented in a commercially focussed manner
  • Proactively follow-up results
  • Positive feedback from key stakeholders


  • Ensure availability of relevant documents and information on the company’s intranet


  • Completed in a timely and accurate basis
  • Positive feedback from relevant stakeholders
  • Support the maintenance of the company’s localisation intranet, including organisation and control of user access


  • Completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Positive feedback from key stakeholders
  • Any other duties assigned by the Direct Manager and/or Company, from time to time


  • Willingness to go the extra mile to ensure cohesive team relationships and a harmonious working atmosphere


  • Continuation of Nikon’s Philosophy, Aspirations and Commitments.


  • Positive personal leadership and consistent business style and practices
  • Ensure adherence to Nikon’s Code of Conduct, Corporate Social Responsibilities and Occupational Health & Safety guidelines


  • Complete adherence to all relevant guidelines




TITLE: Localisation & Production Coordinator



 Marketing Systems





  • Successfully completed graduate studies  - Bachelor Degree in English language studies, Economics, IT, Linguistics, International Studies or relevant Media/Communications education or equivalent






  • Experience in a consumer electronics and/or consumer goods and/or FMCG organisation desirable



Knowledge of some or all of the following would be useful but is not essential


  • Localisation tools (e.g.: Trados) and DTP applications (Framemaker, InDesign) and HTML/XML
  • Characters set encodings, code pages, Unicode
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers




  • Solid verbal and written communication skills (fluency in English required), other European languages desirable, ability to communicate with people at all levels, good presenter
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to build trust and interact with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Influencing skills, able to present an opinion and support it
  • Quantitative, conceptual and analytical abilities
  • Project management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail, accurate, diligent, organized and structured, but also flexible
  • Ability to define, plan and work according to priorities and deadlines




  • Proactive approach to high quality customer service delivery, through empathising, anticipating customer needs and exceeding customer expectations
  • Business acumen, results driven and “hunger” for success
  • Ability to be open-minded and well-informed in acting quick and resolutely
  • Actively seeks opportunity to improve and cross-leverage networks and resources to optimise innovative solutions and achieve results
  • Approaches problem-solving creatively, analytically and systematically to reach optimal solutions
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

·         Professional and organised approach

  • Drive, energy, team player, positive attitude, initiative

·         Integrity, maturity, ethical





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