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Localization Manager

We are growing globally and are looking for a results-oriented, and hands-on, Localization Manager, to help scale our international growth.  In this position, you will work closely with design, product management, engineering, marketing and many other functions to ensure a truly global user experience across the product team.


What You'll Do

  • Define our localization process - This person will have the opportunity to help build our localization practice from the ground up. 
  • Manage the vendor selection process and relationships with chosen vendors
  • Manage and forecast budget for the program
  • Define quality requirements and success metrics for localized content
  • Lead meetings and work closely with cross-functional teams of designers, product owners, internal reviewers, engineers, marketers, and others across the company. You will facilitate communication of localization requirements, share insights, resolve any issues and ensure that we operate in line with our overall localization strategy. Analyze failures and successes and manage project retrospectives.
  • Localization education and evangelization through presentations, documentation, knowledge sharing sessions in front of large audiences.
  • Incorporate industry best practices and innovation into our localization strategy. Bring in innovative solutions to the table. Test possible tools and technologies to enable the team’s strategic goals.

What you’ll bring

  • 5+ years experience as Localization Manager, in a fast paced role with accountability for delivering projects with multiple components and multiple partners and collaborators.
  • Experience managing project budgets of $500k or more.
  • Experience working cross-functionally, ideally with Marketing, Product, Engineering and Software Development teams on the client side.
  • Proven ability to manage QA programs, including Terminology Management and Style Guide creation.
  • Prior experience working with multiple TMS, CMS and other translation and content management tools.
  • Excellent track record in delivering global products, and understanding of localization challenges.
  • Creative as well as strategic problem solver who can demonstrate strong organizational and management skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • You’re comfortable with constant change, in your role, around you, in the team. You embrace it and try to make the most of each new opportunity.
  • Experience working with agile methods and cross-functional, cross-timezone teams
  • Knowledge of project management tools e.g. Jira, Asana



1stDibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stDibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, Mlb.com, Shutterfly, and Twitter.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

1stDibs is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews and onboarding virtually. Any new or current team members will be temporarily working remotely until our offices reopen, at which point all employees are expected and required to return physically to the New York office.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the hiring team following submission of your application.