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Lead Project Manager – Localization/Design

Glendale, California
Freelance | Job ID #68435 | Posted one year ago

Our client, a major entertainment studio, is looking for a Lead Project Manager to join the Localization Ops Design team.


  • Running the day-to-day operations of the Localization Design team
  • Keep projects on target by motivating teammates, partners, and stakeholders amid frequently shifting timelines; intuitively/ instinctively anticipate and avoid most barriers without dwelling on stumbles; navigate aggressive deadlines and ambitious expectations without saying “no,” “we can’t” or over-committing; simplify complex workflows and processes; influence positive outcomes as a creative champion and advocate; genuinely enjoy making magic
  • Implement high-level workflow solutions and processes to manage Static Artwork and Motion Graphics localization
  • Oversee the rapid expansion of global creative deliverable our production pipeline
  • Run a high-volume, fast-paced International Creative business
  • Assigning creative projects to designers and agencies
  • Managing schedules and ensuring on-time deliveries
  • Updating stakeholders on project status, risks, and health
  • Tracking and reporting KPIs to managers and executives (75%)
  • Leading and attending meetings with various stakeholders
  • Enforcing Localization Design timelines and standards (15%)
  • Developing and documenting workflow efficiencies
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned (10%)


  • 7+ years of experience in managing creative production / project management
  • 2-3 years of experience in a senior or team lead role in a high-volume environment
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple executive priorities simultaneously
  • Must have experience working with multiple vendors
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations that effectively communicate solutions and open items for partners and leadership
  • Extremely meticulous attention to detail
  • Highly effective and collaborative communicator that can lead through influence rather than by hierarchy
  • A positive outlook when the going gets tough
  • No ego - we critique work, not individuals
  • Highly collaborative spirit
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • The ideal candidate will be a highly effective and experienced creative management professional who can rapidly assess, prioritize, and assign–and often re-assign–projects to external creative agencies or “in-house” designers based on urgency, timing, and complexity


  • Project Management Certification, preferably in the design and technology fields
  • An understanding of international design trends
  • Advanced Graphic Design expertise in Motion Graphics, Branding, Typography, and Motion Graphics experience
  • Knowledge of video editing software
  • A degree in Design or Creative Operations would be preferred here or equivalent years of experience.
  • Has a portfolio of past projects

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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