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Language Services Specialist/ Japanese Interpreter

Company: Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Location: Stamford
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Language Services Specialist / Japanese InterpreterJob SummaryThe Language Services Specialist / Japanese Interpreter contributes to Otsuka's mission to create new products for better health worldwide by providing language and cultural support for global colleagues in order to facilitate their interactions and understanding. The Language Services Specialist plays a key role in helping Otsuka achieve its patient-centric mission via interpretation for various R&D and commercial projects. They will also be part of Otsuka's corporate initiatives to enhance its unique culture by providing culture training for Otsuka and its North American affiliates. In addition, the Language Services Specialist will contribute to department goals by supporting various projects and initiatives. Relocation to Princeton, NJ is preferred but not required. Job ResponsibilitiesProvides interpretation for Otsuka initiatives involving Otsuka staff, partner companies, outside consultants and vendors. Provides translation of documents related to Otsuka initiatives. Assists non-Japanese employees with understanding Japanese culture and business practices. Assists Japanese expatriates and colleagues in Japan with understanding US culture and business practices. Contributes to various organizational initiatives by offering expertise in Japanese language and culture. Supports various department projects and initiatives, including the implementation of the most up-to-date interpretation technology and process improvement.Qualifications / RequiredExperience and Skills:

  • Proficiency in English and Japanese languages (one of them must be native and 100% fluent)
  • Simultaneous and Consecutive interpretation skills
  • 1 to 3 years of professional experience in providing communication support to Japanese/American professionals
  • Understanding of Japanese and American cultures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information related to drug pipeline as well as HR/Legal/Financial matters
  • Ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Up to 10% domestic travel may be required based upon business needsEducational Qualification:
    • Minimum Bachelor's degreeQualifications / Preferred:
      • Advanced degree in Conference Interpretation or 2 years of special interpretation training
      • Experience in and understanding of pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industries
      • Knowledge of how/when to apply organizational policy or procedures to a variety of situation Come discover more about Otsuka and our benefit offerings; job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.Valid Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or AccommodationThe COVID-19 Vaccination is mandatory for incoming new hires and employees. Uploading documentation with proof of full vaccination record or an Otsuka approved accommodation will be required during the pre-employment process as permitted by law. New hires must be fully vaccinated unless there is an approved accommodation prior to start date.Statement Regarding Job Recruiting Fraud ScamsAt Otsuka we take security and protection of your personal information very seriously. Please be aware individuals may approach you and falsely present themselves as our employees or representatives. They may use this false pretense to try to gain access to your personal information or acquire money from you by offering fictitious employment opportunities purportedly on our behalf.Please understand, Otsuka will never ask for financial information of any kind or for payment of money during the job application process. We do not require any financial, credit card or bank account information and/or any payment of any kind to be considered for employment. We will also not offer you money to buy equipment, software, or for any other purpose during the job application process. If you are being asked to pay or offered money for equipment fees or some other application processing fee, even if claimed you will be reimbursed, this is not Otsuka. These claims are fraudulent and you are strongly advised to exercise caution when you receive such an offer of employment.Otsuka will also never ask you to download a third-party application in order to communicate about a legitimate job opportunity. Scammers may also send offers or claims from a fake email address or from Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc, and not from an official Otsuka email address. Please take extra caution while examining such an email address, as the scammers may misspell an official Otsuka email address and use a slightly modified version duplicating letters.To ensure that you are communicating about a legitimate job opportunity at Otsuka, please only deal directly with Otsuka through its official Otsuka Career website will not be held liable or responsible for any claims, losses, damages or expenses resulting from job recruiting scams. If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact Otsuka's call center at: 800-363-5670. If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job recruiting scam, please contact the FBI through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at:, or your local authorities.

Keywords: Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Stamford , Language Services Specialist/ Japanese Interpreter, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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