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Linguistic Specialist Japanese | Language Lead


Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

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Post Date:

Nov 10, 2020


**Based in the Netherlands (Maastricht) or the US (Minneapolis)**


The Medtronic Translations department is dedicated to being Medtronics natural choice to localize Medtronics product/therapy documentation and software, as well as Medtronic marketing and corporate documentation in the language of our customers. Our goal is to increase the access of patients to our products and therapies.

In the commitment to giving excellent and professional service to the client and maintaining a good partnership with our internal clients, we have a team and processes in place that are optimized for flexibility, stretched capacities and great responsiveness.

To complete the Linguistic team, we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Linguistic Specialist to strengthen our team in Maastricht/Minneapolis.


We offer you an exciting job in which you deliver translations that are correct, consistent and understandable and ensure that Medtronic localization processes are efficient, cost-effective and safe.

One part of your job consists of identifying and proposing solutions to challenges faced by your language group and participating in continuous improvements, e.g. report inefficiencies in translation tools and/or processes. This also includes maintaining an effective pool of freelance translators and revisers, work on translation memory maintenance and terminology management. You work closely with and share knowledge amongst other team members to provide efficient, effective and uninterrupted translation services to internal clients.

On the other hand, you will be working on translation and/or revision tasks assigned to you by the project managers of our department, via our propriety Translation management tool.


Translate, Revise and Proofread complex technical documents and software applications, Market-ing and Educational texts, Clinical and Regulatory reports

Translation memory maintenance

Maintain an effective pool of freelancer translators and revisors

o Selecting new freelance translators and revisors for your language group

o Evaluate test translations by Freelance candidates

o Provide feedback on the effectiveness of current Freelancers

Identify and propose solutions to challenges faced by your language group

Participate in continuous improvement

o Report and assist in the solution of inefficiencies in the translation tools and/or processes and propose improvements

o Work on improvement projects

o Stay up to date on trends and technology in the localization field

Stay up to date on Medtronic products and therapies

Terminology management

Work closely with and share knowledge amongst other team members to provide efficient, effec-tive, and uninterrupted translation service to all internal clients


Bachelors Degree

7+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelors degree or 5+ years of relevant experience with an advanced degree

Strong communication skills

Demonstrated project management skills and experience


Ability to write in, and translate into, the language specified for this position, on a native speaker level, with technical writing proficiency

Near native fluency in English. Must be able to understand complex technical sentences and con-cepts in English

Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Attention to detail

Ability to learn and interest in learning new software

Highly developed sense of ownership and accountability

Advanced understanding and working knowledge of CAT tools and processes for the translation of both documentation and software

Experienced in multi-tasking, prioritization, and planning

Ability to work under deadlines

Ability to work independently as well as in a team


Additional languages are always a plus


Is this the position you are waiting for? Don't hesitate and send us your cv and cover letter by using the apply button.


As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges - such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease - faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. Thats why were committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 86,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in over 155 countries. With our European Operations Center for Distribution and Shared Services in Heerlen, the Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, our manufacturing facility in Kerkrade, and the Dutch sales office in Eindhoven, Medtronic Netherlands has more than 2,000 employees.

Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2021-03-21
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