Translator (Senior)

Posting Date: Sep 3, 2023

Location: Quebec, CA CA

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. As a not-for-profit organization, we proudly invest in communities to help address some of Canada’s most pressing health care challenges. We are one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Life & Health Insurer of the Year for 2021 and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. 
Our 2,400 professionals work across six provinces, united by our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture focused on ensuring health, wellness, and personal and professional growth through a variety of programs and support across our organization.
Together with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health solutions partner with over 7,700 employees. Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.


Job Title: Translator Senior
Department: Communication
Competition: 86115
Internal/External: Both 
Employment Type: Full time, Temporary 24 months 
NB, QC, ON(Remote)
Salary: Competitive Salary, and Benefits 
Reports To: Manager, Internal communication


Senior Translator – Contractual 24 months

Medavie provides in-house translation services for Medavie Blue Cross, Medavie Health Services and the Medavie Foundation, for private sector clients as well as for federal and provincial programs. We are currently seeking a Senior Translator to join our fast-paced and collaborative team of 6 translators for a two-year term. The Translation team is all about flexibility, collaboration and support, working closely to manage translation requests. 
Reporting to the Manager of Internal Communications within the Corporate Communications team, the ideal candidate for this position will be primarily responsible for translating documents from English into French, including administrative, medical and insurance-related texts, in accordance with the quality and performance standards established by the Translation Department. The incumbent will also be required to contribute to the development of the internal terminology database and to proofread and revise texts translated by external suppliers or by her peers. This person will also have to be able to communicate with clients in order to clarify certain points and gather relevant information, and to meet the deadlines required by the latter. 

Main Responsibilities:

•    Translate various documents from English to French, with only exceptional revision after the training period is over, in accordance with the quality and performance standards established by the Translation Department
•    Communicate with clients to clarify issues, negotiate deadlines and gather relevant information
•    Contribute to the development of the internal terminology database.
•    Attend occasional brainstorm and terminology meetings with internal stakeholders to align our common terminology.
•    Improve our internal processes as needed


Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Translation.
•    Minimum of 10 years of experience, ideally some of which was acquired in a supervised environment.
•    Have experience with a translation memory software. 
o    Experience with LogiTerm will be considered an asset.
•    An excellent knowledge of the methods, tools and procedures used in the profession as well as good computer skills.
•    Excellent organizational skills.
•    High level of attention to detail.
•    Good interpersonal skills.
•    Deadline-oriented and flexible.
•    Able to work alone with minimal supervision. 
•    Work effectively in a team environment.
•    Customer focused.
•    Outstanding time management skills.    
•    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in both official languages.
•    Member of a provincial translation association and/or are certified from such an organization will be considered as an asset.
•    Knowledge and experience within the insurance industry will be considered an asset.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Medavie Blue Cross strives to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential - a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our members and the communities we serve. Accessibility is a top priority.


For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Blue Cross Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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