Location: Ogilvy - Montreal (1307 Sainte-Catherine Street W.)
Department: Marketing & Customer Experience
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Permanent Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 15207



At Holt Renfrew, our mission is to present exceptional experiences together with the finest luxury products for life’s every day and extraordinary moments.  The Translator defines the luxury lifestyle shopping experience through building lasting relationships with our people, customers and partners by translating material/documentation from one language to another in order to reach a larger audience ensuring that original meaning is retained, that phraseology and terminology of texts are correctly rendered and endeavours to convey the original spirit and feeling of the texts.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following

  • Translate from English to French while preserving the initial message
  • Adapt English documents to French Canadian cultural identity in order to attract francophone clientele from all over Canada
  • Use creativity and originality in advertising adaptations
  • Proof read (advertising, marketing, etc.)
  • Translate from French to English as needed
  • Create, maintain and update English-French lexicon of Holt Renfrew terminology to ensure consistency in all documents produced
  • Create, maintain and update other English-French lexicons (colors, textile, cosmetics, etc.)
  • Complies with all Health & Safety policies and requirements
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

The ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor degree in Translation or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years previous experience, preferably in retail sales industry including advertising
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills with the ability to get things done 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a team player who is able to act as both a leader and an individual contributor as required
  • Confident and effective communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Is adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Highly service-oriented with exceptional organizational and follow up skills
  • Passionate about fashion and luxury retailing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

The measures of success: 

  • Contribution to financial objectives
  • Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals
  • Feedback from internal and external clients

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