How to become a localization project manager


Olga Melnikova
MultiLingual April 2018
Core Focus

“What should I do? Do I need to get a degree in order to become a PM in the localization industry? Should I maybe get a certificate? What would you recommend?”...

Nimdzi Insights conducted an interesting study about hiring criteria for localization project manager positions (Figure 1). Some 75 respondents (both LSPs and clients) were asked how important on a scale of 1 to 5 a variety of qualifications are for project management positions. The responses show a few trends. Top priorities for clients are previous localization experience and a college degree, followed by years of experience and proficiency in more than one language. Top criteria for LSPs are reputation and a college degree, also followed by experience and proficiency in more than one language....