Position Description

Information Architect/ Translation Management Lead
Position Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis
Shift Day Shift
FLSA Status Exempt
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Job Purpose

The Information Architect (IA)/Translation Management lead is responsible for the vision and execution of product documentation and translation for Graco. This role seeks to improve the customer experience for Graco’s end-user customers, channel partners and internal content teams by improving content creation, publishing and governance.  The role also drives customer experience through improvements to translations quality and efficiency. By reducing user effort and improving content effectiveness, you will help Graco to deliver greater value to our customers, reducing costs and decreasing time-to-market with business-critical content.

Graco is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. We have excellent corporate opportunities including positions in accounting, finance, information technology, purchasing, marketing, communications and human resources. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, & 2019.

Essential Duties

  • Champion the transition to DITA-based, structured, and reusable content
  • Oversee ongoing maintenance and refinement of Graco’s DITA implementation, tools, and processes including content models, templates, user guidelines and training materials
  • Lead training sessions with writers and illustrators on best practices for content management systems and DITA
  • Develop and maintain templates, taxonomies, style sheets and metadata schemas
  • Collaborate with the legal, safety and engineering teams to develop and maintain content guidelines and procedures
  • Research industry trends and best practices to drive process innovation
  • Troubleshoot, address and escalate technical issues for internal stakeholders
  • Develop the roadmap for future content capabilities
  • Own the translations management system (TMS) and support ongoing translation projects
  • Develop and lead training programs for users of the translation management system
  • Act as the liaison between internal translation clients and external Language Service Providers
  • Manage relationships with external partners, software vendors and Language Service Providers
  • Collect, monitor and report on terminology and system metrics
  • Identify and implement quality initiatives through content governance, terminology glossaries and translation memories

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Technical Writing, Information Management, Content Management or equivalent discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5 plus years experience with product documentation or other applicable work experience
  • Experience with DITA XML
  • Experience managing localization and/or translation projects
  • Experience working with translations memories (TM) and terminology glossaries
  • Experience working in a global organization with regional stakeholders
  • Strong Project Management skills (project assessment, delivery scheduling, document development, proposal writing, team leading responsibilities)
  • Adaptability, flexibility and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with and influence people at across levels of the organization
  • Strong listening skills and user-centered mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and the willingness to constantly learn new things

Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

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