Documentation Coordinator

Location: 

Kampen, NL

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  R&D/Engineering - Electronics

The Webasto Group is one of the 100 largest suppliers to the automotive industry. With our innovative sliding and panoramic roofs, convertible roofs as well as trend-setting thermal, battery systems and charging solutions we create added value for mobility time and again. And we convince through a particularly strong sense of unity. Because our "we" is your special plus.

 

Webasto Thermo & Comfort Benelux B.V. in Kampen, a 100% subsidiary of Webasto SE in Germany, who are headquartered in Gilching (DE). Webasto employs some 13,000 employees worldwide and has been a leader in innovative, economical, and environmentally conscious heating, cooling and ventilation systems for vehicles and vessels such as cars, trucks, busses, motorhomes, luxury yachts and boats for more than 100 years.  Webasto has also been very active in the E-mobility sector in recent years, charging solutions for electric cars as well as battery systems for the automotive industry have been developed, which are now finding their way to consumers. In addition, Webasto develops and produces Thermo & Comfort Benelux B.V. in Kampen  Marine / Special roofs. Our success is based on our high-quality standards, an extensive product range and a global dealer network.

 

The Job

 

You enable your colleagues (technical editors) to use their time most efficiently by prioritizing editorial projects as well as translation projects for all domains (Heating, Cooling, Batteries, and Charging). 
You upload new and updated documents to our Dealer Portal (DP), and you coordinate printing jobs exclusively for the Heating domain. Apart from the above you create the article numbers for new document requests and update these when documentation is republished. You will be part of the Documentation & Translation team based in Kampen (NL). The team currently consists of two technical editors and two translation coordinators (one of which is currently on leave). The team is headed up by a Team Lead. You will initially be reporting to one of the existing coordinators.  Restructuring the team over time, one of the translation coordinators will be moved to a full editorial role and the other coordinator will gradually rejoin the team by mid-2022. Please note that this vacancy is for an off-site headquarter function. This means that occasional travel to our Gilching (DE) headquarter may be required. 


Responsibilities:

 

  • You support the current Technical Writing & Translations Coordinator in her duties which she will gradually be passing on to you (to enable her to become a full-time Technical Editor). 
  • You support the currently absent Technical Writing & Translations Coordinator in her duties with a view to taking over her role. She is on extended leave but will be working for a maximum of 4 days per week on her eventual return.
  • You take part in domain meetings to make sure that we are prepared to meet deadlines
  • Alternatively, you use the information passed on by Technical Editors to reserve time and/or (re) prioritize scheduled tasks
  • You take part in daily scrums where team members exchange information about what they are working on
  • You prepare documents for translation in up to 33 languages by running these through Across to filter out any parts that have previously been translated. You manually edit any translations which match over 85% with existing translated content
  • You coordinate the translation for all B2C documentation. You do this by working with a number of translators/translation agencies
  • You make sure that returned translations receive the correct layout, and make sure that you correct layout issues (pictures and text may have moved)
  • You make sure that translated documents are proofread by native speakers within Webasto - this is largely done on a random basis. You will often need to chase proofreading colleagues abroad
  • You coordinate internal translations for Webasto colleagues throughout Europe
  • You make sure that the hours spent on internal and third-party documents are administered and cross-charged. You may have to set up a system for this


Requirements:

 

  • An education related to technology or communication, or similar experience 
  • Advanced language skills in English and German 
  • Good conversational skills in Dutch
  • Experience in, and an obvious talent for, organizing and project leading 
  • Microsoft Office 2016 or later 
  • Good DTP skills (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, FrameMaker) 
  • Knowledge of Windchill 
  • Knowledge of Schema ST4 
  • Knowledge of SAP 
  • Knowledge of Trello

 

What do we offer?

 

We offer you an independent and challenging position within a healthy and innovative company. You will be part of a team of well-trained professionals who want to work hard in an informal culture with short lines of communication. There is also the possibility to follow courses to promote personal development. An attractive employment package completes the offer. Webasto follows the FOCWA CAO within Metaal & Techniek (Carrosseriebedrijf) but has a remuneration scheme that is above CAO level and a pension scheme with an attractive distribution: 76.5% on behalf of the employer and 23.5% on behalf of the employee. A WIA insurance is part of our package, entirely at the employer's expense. We offer a collective health insurance scheme with a monthly employer's contribution, a bicycle plan, and a profit-sharing scheme.

 

Our culture

 

Webasto is shaping the future with its corporate ONE Webasto program. We inspire the passion for our company and for a common culture, in which we work together. To stimulate and strengthen this collaboration, our globally valid values for all employees have been created.

 

  • Responsibility with vision
  • Passion for quality and innovation
  • Heart for customers
  • Pleasure in collaboration and improvement
  • Contagious optimism

 

These values form the framework for our dealings with each other and with our customers and business relations.

 

Please contact:
We are looking forward to your application. Please send your complete application documents to Judith van der Sloot, 0383371119, email: judith.van.der.sloot@webasto.com