Head of Production

  • Fulltime
  • Amstelveen
  • Relevant experience
  • Bachelor

Acolad is looking for a new Head of Production for its Dutch brand Livewords. Livewords is based in Amstelveen and has about 150 employees.

Acolad is one of the leading European language services providers and the most dynamic business in its industry. The group has a presence in 25 countries on three continents and distinguishes itself by its multi-local market approach, a rare trait which has made it the preferred partner of many clients around the world. Acolad offers a wide range of language and learning services, for all industries and sectors, including translation, localization, interpretation, language training and e-learning. The Acolad group maintains a strong partnership with over 18000 professional translators and learning professionals, all highly-trained specialists. Acolad’s ambition is to build a leading language service provider at a global level.

On its way to the top, Acolad needs to work with the best Head of Production. And that’s where you come in! As a Head of Production, you will manage 3 desk managers who are each responsible for a team of several project managers. You will report directly to the Regional Production Director of Acolad. You have a strong eye for people and processes and you are a true troubleshooter.


Position responsibilities :

  • Monitor, track and evaluate desk- and project managers on KPI’s;
  • Provide ongoing feedback to ensure all standards are met ;
  • Monitor technological developments and ensure their implementation in order to optimize working methods and tools;
  • Define and implement the main project management processes;
  • Lead Machine translation deployment in the team
  • Monitor the application of internal procedures and implement improvements in accordance with business needs;
  • Monitor, improve and manage margins;
  • Deliver monthly, weekly or daily updates/reports to management.


Your profile :

  • Master degree;
  • Relevant work experience (5-7 years) in the translation industry or another branch of high-end professional services;
  • Tech-savvy;
  • Good understanding of MS Office, Excel and CAT tools is a plus;
  • Experience with implementing and using Machine Translation;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Highly driven and growth mindset;
  • Ability to lead, drive and motivate others;
  • Solution driven.


Livewords offers you:

  • A 6 months temporary contract with the prospect of permanent employment;
  • Working for a fast-growing international company within a multicultural environment;
  • A great location to work, near Amsterdam in a comfortable office, (at the moment we only work remotely);
  • Competitive salary package;
  • Fresh meal during lunch (outside Corona).

Send your resumé along with a motivation letter to our HR Department,