Join the ranks of Stikeman Elliott

Join the ranks of Stikeman Elliott

Why choose Stikeman Elliott

Join the ranks of Stikeman Elliott, one of the most distinguished and respected corporate law firms in Canada. Voted one of the Best Employers in Canada for the past 11 years, Stikeman Elliott is always seeking to recruit the best and the brightest talents. The Montréal office currently has an opening for a:

Director, Linguistic Services
Job description:  The Director, Linguistic Services manages a team of translators, lawyer revisers, and assistants and takes care of the coordination of translation mandates between the various parties involved (lawyers, translators, revisers, and auditors). The incumbent will also translate and/or revises a wide variety of legal documents, mainly related to securities and business law.
Immediate report: This position reports to the Executive Director
Key responsibilities:
Coordination of work:

·         Manage the mandates received by the Linguistic Services (translation and revision)

·         Respond to translation, revision, or information requests from lawyers and other Stikeman Elliott employees, firm clients, other law firms or accountants and act as a contact person

·         Evaluate the document to be translated or revised (area of expertise, degree of difficulty)

·         If necessary, prepare a quote specifying the cost of translation and revision of the document as well as the time required

·         Assign the document to available resources (translator or reviser of the Linguistic Services, external resources)

·         Coordinate the translation of the documents with the other parties involved (auditors, accountants, freelance translators)

Team management:

·         Ensure the proper functioning of the Linguistic Services

·         Efficient and effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement

·         Allocate available resources to different mandates

·         Ensure that the individual objectives of team members are achieved by sharing mandates equitably

·         Manage leave or vacation requests based on expected workload

·         Evaluate the work of translators, revisers and assistants

·         Assess staff needs, meet and recommend candidates

·         Participating in or performing evaluations

·         Setting annual objectives and participating in salary discussions


·         Ensure the alignment of the Linguistic Services with established objectives

·         Quarterly and annual reports to senior management


·         Work as a senior translator and/or revisor on files when available


Education and experience requirements:

·         University degree in Translation, Law or related field

·         Minimum of 15 years in a firm’s Linguistic Services Department and three (3) years in a similar management role

·         Member of L’ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec, an asset

·         Superior communication skills, fluent in French and English

·         Ability to quickly and effectively utilize resources

·         Excellent interpersonal and project management skills

·         Strong leadership skills

·         Advanced knowledge of office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

·         Excellent knowledge of translation softwares (Logiterm)

·         Excellent client service

·         Attention to detail, autonomy and a team player

·         Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Salary and benefits:
·         Enticing salary based on experience

·         Competitive annual salary revision

·         Full range of benefits

·         Office located in downtown Montréal, near public transportation