KAYAK is hiring a

Localization Coordinator, Talent and Operations

Berlin, Germany

KAYAK and OpenTable help people discover the world through travel and dining with a worldwide group of brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. The Localization Team based in Berlin serves KAYAK and all its affiliated brands in 65 locales and 48 language variants. You will be joining a multicultural and diverse team of Localization Managers passionate about building a quality native experience for users all over the world. You will help us scale our global localization talent operations to the next level; you will be responsible for managing, supporting and growing our network of freelance localization specialists and working closely with other internal teams including Talent and HR teams towards our OKRs. This role reports to the Localization Talent Manager and is based in Berlin.

Organizational skills with a sense of priority, effective communication as well as good knowledge of localization / internationalization are essential to this role. 

Main responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the freelance life cycle steps including hiring, onboarding, training, communication, invoicing and offboarding

  • Support Talent Manager in hiring processes including CV screening, setting up translation tests, and handling assessment of candidates

  • Ensure onboarding and training is timely and successful

    • Manage a pool of freelance specialists by acting as their main point of contact for all communication regarding operations, availability, invoicing, and technical inquiries 

    • Manage day-to-day freelancer availability while ensuring right resources are allocated to right projects

    • Monitor freelance overall performance (quality scores, deadlines) and work with the Talent Manager to amend any issues promptly

    • Be proactive in identifying operational gaps and suggest best practices and solutions

    • Collaborate closely with our Talent and HR teams to set up smooth hiring / operational frameworks

    • Ensure all compliance and legal requirements are met

    • Cultivate healthy relationships and retention with freelance specialists

    • Meet or exceed hiring and key performance indicator goals


  • 2+ years experience in a similar role - coordination, operations or vendor management background (preferably experience at LSP)

  • Experience working with complex workflows and high-volume projects

  • Fluent in English + one of our other supported languages is a plus

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, written and verbal and a keen eye for detail

  • Strong team player, fostering collaboration with internal & external stakeholders

  • Organizational and time-keeping skills

  • Analytical, data-driven and problem solving skills


Preferred skills


  • Experience in translation / localization industry

  • Experience in handling large talent pipelines utilizing Applicant Tracking Systems (Greenhouse experience a plus)

  • Google Sheets skills

About KAYAK and OpenTable 

KAYAK is the world’s leading travel search engine. KAYAK searches other travel sites and shows travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. The company’s website and apps also offer tools to help travelers plan and manage their trip, including price alerts, price forecasts and free itinerary management. Each year, KAYAK processes more than one billion searches for travel information and has more than 40 international sites and 20 languages. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings Inc.

OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating approximately 12 million diners per month via online bookings across 28,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, we have team members in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK.

Benefits and Perks

  • 6 weeks paid vacation

  • Day off on your birthday

  • Generous retirement plans

  • Annual education budget *

  • Free lunch catering three days per week *

  • Public transportation subsidies *

  • Free German classes *

  • Free Yoga classes *

  • Free massages from Wellnow *

  • No stupid meetings

  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc

  • Regular team events and volunteering opportunities

  • Sport teams (Football, Volleyball, Basketball)

  • Flexible hours

  • In-house gym facilities

  • Universal paid parental leave

* currently paused due to COVID

Diversity and Inclusion at KAYAK / OpenTable

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team.  Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.