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Job Title:  Principal IT Project Management


Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Remote Options (if applicable):  Flexible remote options

Req ID: 58399

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development


Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world. At Sabre, we make travel happen. Positioned at the center of the business of travel, our platform connects people with experiences that matter in their lives. Today, Sabre is creating a new marketplace for personalized travel. It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs or our airline, hotel and travel agency customers. Join our journey! 

Job Description

The principal project manager working as part of the Strategic Program and Services (“SPS”) of the Strategic Program Management APAC team is responsible for streamlining delivery processes, improving understanding of client needs resulting in client satisfaction.  Is able to demonstrate broad knowledge of the functional area such as tools, methodologies and process. Exercises independent judgment to apply advanced skills, concepts, practices and procedures to support everything from several small to medium projects to very complex large programs. Supports with training of the project managers in practicing the necessary methodologies and processes across their projects and/or programs. Makes decisions that have impact on success of project team, department, work group, and/or client. Publishes regular executive program/projects summary reports.

•    Strong in communication from all aspects
•    Attention to detail, strong sense of ownership, and be able to always work independently 
•    Manages through governance structures, creating detailed program level plans that provide guidance to projects where detailed project level plans are established
•    Drives alignment and adherence to standards and direction set by Sabre
•    Supervises and/or develops and manages communication plan to include content, frequency, audience, and channels
•    Helps to build and/or improve a full SPS program and project management function from scratch over time
•    Conducts all SPS project and program management functions
•    Sets up SharePoint program sites for document retention
•    Streamlines delivery processes
•    Drives joint planning and standardization of requests across the partners and ensures that approved methods, processes and tools are consistently used, including change, issue, risk and quality management
•    Supports the delivery teams, develops and maintains relationships with key internal Sabre business units, ensures all projects are moving forward and that they are following the Sabre standards
•    Advises management and executives of program / project and client status
•    Provides early warnings and quality assurance
•    Facilitates program level issues and change management resolution
•    Provides oversight and reports on schedules, budget and expenses
•    Establish, Manage and Monitor the projects and programs from initiation through delivery till closure
•    Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the program / project / product on schedule and within budget constraints
•    Supports the global Standard & Methods team by developing / improving processes, documentation, project management playbooks, lessons learned, etc.
•    At times to be willing to work in different time zones
•    Conducts and/or supports training for the project management community
•    Actively participates in global Delivery & Care initiatives.

Job Requirements

•    Minimum 8 solid years of Project and Program Management experience
•    Possesses and applies expert knowledge of project management principles, practices and procedures to the completion of assignments
•    Excellent analytical skills, is detail-oriented, interacts well with others and has excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Intimate knowledge with delivery methods and standards;
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
•    Fully proficient in MS Project
•    Must be able to interface appropriately at project team level
•    Understands the concepts, definitions and application of project reports
•    Possesses an understanding of quality assurance concepts
•    Fluency in English is a must. Any other languages are an additional advantage
•    Experience working in a matrix organization and supporting virtual distributed teams
•    Airline domain expertise preferred
•    Experience in management consulting, working for a software vendor and/or in the travel industry preferred.

TRAVEL:  Approximately 20%-40%

LOCATION:  India/Bangalore.


We will give careful consideration to your application and review your details against the position criteria. You will receive separate notification as your application progresses.

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