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Translation specialist – English/German (fixed-term)


At Vontobel, we are committed to actively shaping our future. We create and pursue investment opportunities that get our clients ahead. As a global financial service provider with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions that fit.

Importance of translations

Success in asset management requires more than just financial performance. We need to communicate our ideas, investment decisions and help our clients to understand market developments. By improving the clarity of our communications in the client’s local language you will support our growth.

Within our team in Zurich we are looking for a Translation specialist - English/German (fixed-term)

Your challenge:

  • Deliver high-quality translations from English into German and from German to English, mostly related to investment content such as market commentaries, product presentations etc.
  • Operate translation platform to manage all translation related work streams for the Asset Management division and cooperation partners
  • Develop and manage the network of internal solutions, external translators and machine based translation services
  • Improve quality, service, timeliness and manage costs associated with all translation activities
  • Ensure activities conducted according to agreed writing style, corporate design and compliance standards
  • Report to the head of investment content and work closely with investment writers, portfolio managers and relationship managers

Your qualification:

  • Bilingual with written English and German at mother tongue level including US English and German Grammar. Other language skills particularly Italian would be a bonus.
  • Your development demonstrates a passion for language and texts, which will enable your translations to communicate better than those of our competitors.
  • You are recently qualified or have previous experience working as an in-house translator, self-employed translator or similar for an agency, government or commercial organization. Ideally you have experience working as an investment writer, an asset manager, or failing this translation experience in another technical area and the interest and willingness to quickly learn about asset management.
  • You are good to work with and have proven your ability to work in a team, as well as working diligently with limited supervision to produce results under time pressure
  • You are forward-looking and are already using new technological solutions to improve the speed and quality of translations. You are competent in working with tools like SDL Trados Studio and other computer-added translation solutions. You are highly competent with MS Office.
  • You continuously look for improvements in how you and the team around you works. You are able to challenge ideas and concepts appropriately, but also adhere to processes once agreed.            

Take ownership and bring opportunities to life. Be Vontobel.

Heike Rothenbusch, Corporate Human Resources, +41 58 283 53 34
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