Sabre Program Director, Strategic Clients in Berlin, Germany

Program Director, Strategic Clients

Description

Sabre is an innovative technology company that leads the travel industry by helping its customers succeed.

It offers a broad range of technology solutions including, data-driven business intelligence, mobile, distribution and Software-as-a-Service solutions which are used by travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, car rental outlets, railways, cruise lines and tour operators) and travel buyers (travel agencies, travel management companies and corporate travel departments) to plan, market, sell, serve and operate their business.

Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre employs approximately 10,000 people in approximately 60 countries around the world.

The company operates three brands/businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Sabre Travel Network.

SABRE AIRLINE SOLUTIONS

Sabre Airline Solutions® operates the industry’s largest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business, with an innovative reservations system, commercial planning and operations software used by more than 300 airlines and over 100 airports around the world. More than 300 million passengers are put on airplanes every year using our technology.

As a complete business partner, Sabre Airline Solutions provide comprehensive technology solutions that give airlines the freedom to better market their airline, sell their products, serve their customers and efficiently operate the way they want

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC CLIENTS

DESCRIPTION

Manages delivery programs and assists the Delivery executive who is responsible for the execution and delivery of information technology solutions projects for Sabre Airline Solutions. These individuals are responsible for the overall project plan, budget, structure, schedule, and staffing requirements, and for making sure that the customer requirements are satisfied through providing specific deliverables. Incumbents are instrumental in the overall planning, selling, and execution of services. The Program Director assists the Delivery Executive in the management of project structure, staffing plans, and participates in the staffing process, which may include assisting in the selection of personnel from internal and/or third party vendors and customers. Helps the Delivery Executive manage the project team, sets goals, objectives, priorities, assigns/reviews work and helps resolves conflict. Manages budget and, as directed, helps manage activities of a department, section, work group and/or project. Helps manage the efforts of departmental or cross-functional teams to support company objectives. Coordinates project benefits and capabilities that the organization can utilize to sustain, enhance and deliver portfolio objectives. Manages ongoing work through governance structures, creating high level plans that provide guidance to projects where detailed plans are established. Drives alignment and adherence to standards and direction set by the organization and removes barriers that prevent efficient execution of projects. Integrates into a cohesive team of other Program Directors and Regional PMO staff and supports the sales engagement & customer care operations within the region.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum 5 years related experience; PMP Certification and/or 3 years’ experience in IT project management or customer engagement.

  • Knowledge of Airline Solution’s implementation methodology and the client engagement model

  • Program reporting experience for multiple simultaneous projects across multiple clients and geographies

  • Employee management and career development experience

  • Experience interfacing with and building relationships with manager and director-level customer executives required

  • Bachelor degree a plus

Other Requirements

  • Able and willing to travel internationally, up to 80%, or relocate to customer location and travel 25% – 50%

Job: Technical Product Development - Project Management

Primary Location: DE-Berlin

Organization: Sabre

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 012IR