Localization PDP

This page contains the different roles within the Localization International Marketing team path. Choose the relevant role you want to learn about. You can also enter the “Professional Path” to access the relevant skills and resources (coming soon). đź”™

Choose the roles

Product Localization Manager (TBD)
Experienced Product Localization Manager
Senior Product Localization Manager
IC Path
Product Localization Professional Lead
Management Path
Product Localization Team Lead

Choose the competencies

All
Independence
Ownership
Business impact
Communication and collaboration
Execution skills
Leadership and ownership

Product Localization Manager (TBD)

Professional Path

Entry level. Not yet available.

Experienced Product Localization Manager

Professional Path
Independence

Knows the product and its features well enough to identify new launches, bugs and needed changes.

Behaviors

  • Ongoing QA of the product and excitement for growth and improvement in their area of expertise with close intervention from professional/team lead (and buddy)
  • Fully understands and implements monday language, positioning and values
  • Understands project plans, goals, workflows and expected results
  • Becoming an expert and constantly improving in their focus area
Ownership

Takes part in important projects such as new feature localization, identifying market needs and creating structures to meet them.

Behaviors

  • Focused on main language + general team’s responsibilities
  • Working under close guidance from the product localization lead
  • Can own small and medium-size projects from start to finish, while knowing when and how to raise flags and find solutions
Business impact

Provides localization service and attention to internal stakeholders when needed.

Behaviors

  • Understands metrics, company and team KPIs, aims to make decisions based on numbers
  • Familiar with the company domains/clusters, mission and impact and aware of deadlines and prioritization in order to fully deliver
  • Keeping up with the company’s speed
Communication and collaboration

Solution-oriented approach when facing problems. Able to push back and challenge ideas and concepts in a positive way to maximize the impact of projects. Open for collaboration with all stakeholders in the company.

Behaviors

  • Takes feedback positively and acts upon it
  • Active listener and respectful when having team discussions or 1:1 meetings
  • Embraces team diversity and encourages teamwork, taking into consideration other team members’ needs
  • Can raise flags and find issues to solve in a clear and professional
Execution skills

Owner and responsible for language quality throughout the entire product, constant effort to catch mistakes, inconsistencies, bugs, cheese, etc…

Behaviors

  • Follows existing processes in an organized and clean way
  • Focuses on gaining confidence and experience when executing a project
  • Aware of project timeline and scope and what it takes in order to accomplish the project goals
Leadership and ownership

Can handle issues within the domain of ownership while providing needed services to stakeholders.

Behaviors

  • Attendance in all relevant project meetings
  • Looks for answers in all resources available and when needed approach the relevant person for answers

Senior Product Localization Manager

Professional Path
Independence

Self-starter for projects and initiatives. Constant quest for improvements in the product – from a localization/market-specific focus, and finding areas of opportunity.

Behaviors

  • Managing their own time, tasks and priorities with little help from a professional / team lead
  • Able to manage more complex projects from start to finish
  • Knows the right people in the company that can help advance the team’s efforts
Ownership

Takes part in more advanced and complex projects and initiatives, looking for areas of opportunity to completely own. 

Behaviors

  • Working closely with product teams and in sync with new features launches and bigger company plans
  • Needs little guidance from the lead to take on challenging projects and complete them
  • Knows where to find the right resources and how to get things done
Business impact

Fully understands metrics, company and team KPI and how they connect to the team strategy. 

Behaviors

  • Works closely with stakeholders to create processes and localization roadmaps
  • Trusted point of contact for their own domain and for others in the company
  • Clear vision of priorities and what’s needed to create an impact in the target markets
Communication and collaboration

Maintaining and growing existing relationships. Role model for team members and others in the company.

Behaviors

  • A trusted advisor and a team player
  • Knows how to pull strings when needed and is a calming presence during complex situations
  • Challenges ideas and looks for ways to improve the localized product, their own work and team processes
  • Mentors other team members and may onboard them to the team
Execution skills

Ability to lead larger-scale projects after the opportunity was recognized. Gather the relevant resources, and sets goals, execution guidelines and timeframes.

Behaviors

  • Make short and long-term decisions based on the objectives and scope of work, having used all information and KPIs available
  • Initiates conversations and sets up meetings to discuss roadblocks and find solutions
  • Completes ownership of language quality, on top of every change and addition to the product
  • POC for specific domains and products, making sure the product localization team is on top of everything related
Leadership and ownership

Maintaining existing relationships and fostering new ones in light of new projects.

Behaviors

  • Can sort out complex issues within the domain of ownership
  • Positive professional impact on team members

Product Localization Professional Lead

Professional Path
Independence

Influences stakeholders in the company in order to obtain and allocate the right resources to pursue all opportunities with little intervention from the team lead.

Behaviors

  • Constant practice of critical decision-making
Ownership

Leads and manages all aspects of the localization efforts with vendors and stakeholders while providing support to internal teams.

Behaviors

  • Plans and strategizes the team’s path, putting focus on areas of impact and how to work lean and efficiently
Business impact

Leveraging insight and data to shift focus and initiate actions to affect positive business impact.

Behaviors

  • Escalating issues and evaluating needed support
  • Takes part in strategic roadmap planning
  • Able to make short-term decisions based on company business strategy
  • Owns any and all projects from A-Z, with excellent execution
Communication and collaboration

Trusted advisor throughout the company both within and outside area of focus.

Behaviors

  • Able to advise and lead collaborative efforts and projects, including cross-company initiatives
  • Sets meetings agenda, leads meetings according to agenda and executes on next steps completely independently
  • Superb presentation skills
Execution skills

Overlooks the team’s work while being connected to their work and their relationship with language specialists, product managers, developers, internal business partners, external vendors and other departments.

Behaviors

  • Understands the strengths of each team member in order to assign and give ownership of projects
  • Jumps in when needed in order to make things happen
Leadership and ownership

Strives for team’s success by mentoring and guiding to improve every member’s performance.

Behaviors

  • Ability to influence the priorities of other departments

Product Localization Team Lead

Professional Path
Independence

Develops team high-level goals, plans and workflows. Managing time, budget, resources, and quality control.

Behaviors

  • Continually expands knowledge and education in localization trends and news
  • Keeping up to date through active participation in training and knowledge-sharing activities
Ownership

Responsible and accountable for quality, strategy, and execution on their team.

Behaviors

  • Knows or can learn everything within the domain independently
  • Brings ideas to life
  • Protector of quality, language, and values within the team
  • Brings solutions that fit monday’s value and product
  • Interviews, hires, and trains new team members
Business impact

Responsible for team strategy, goals, growth and execution.

Behaviors

  • Presents regular reports on progress and forecast of project team’s work status to management while focusing on business impact
Communication and collaboration

Has the ability to grow talent, constantly challenge it, and sets demanding yet reachable goals.

Behaviors

  • Master in giving feedback
  • Can lead team members throughout their career path
Execution skills

Ownership of budget, price quotes, and payment to vendors (easy translate).

Behaviors

  • Complete control and understanding of our tools and technical processes. (Smartling, GitHub)
Leadership and ownership

Leads project meetings, including project kick-off meetings, weekly and ad-hoc, issue solves and performs post-mortems.

Behaviors

  • Directing team’s deliveries to timelines and product quality, including responsiveness and professionalism towards internal stakeholders
  • Can set the team to success by removing obstacles