English translation: Account Director/Account Executive
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French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
French term or phrase:chargé d'affaires
This title is common enough in the diplomatic field, but it is also used in a business context, as is the case here, where the Key Accounts Manager (Directeur Grands Comptes) is described in a tender document as "Chargé d'Affaires".
I am reluctant to use the French phrase, since this is NOT a diplomatic context (and to complicate matters, the tender is being submitted to an Embassy).
"Account Manager" or "Project Manager" come to mind, but these imply a management position below the person's status as Directeur ...
"Business Manager" (KudoZ glossary) seems inappropriate here too.
Any other ideas will be gratefully received !
Key Accounts Manager (Directeur Grands Comptes) is shown in the offer doc as the guy's company title : he is listed as "chargé d'affaires" in the body of the document.
So I need something other than KAM for CdA ...
But you are all quite correct : Account Director or Account Manager would indeed fit the bill perfectly well.
Many thanks for all your comments and suggestions.
Hi Julie. Thank you - I posted my last note before seeing yours. You make a good point - project manager of a specific project doesn't imply a lower status.
I'll keep this open for 24 h to respect the rules, but I don't expect any more suggestions ! I was possibly setting my sights too high ....
Sorry if the question was unclear.
Yes it's FR>EN
Chargé d'affaires is used as is in a diplomatic context (French being still the "language of diplomacy" : see GDT etc).
This is a business context : I'm aware of some common translations but I'm looking for a title which reflects the status of the Key Accounts Manager.
I recognise that I may be asking the impossible.
Hi Michael. You can be a director and the project manager of a specific project - it doesn't lower your status in that sense. You don't have to be a project manager in general, but responsible for this specific project