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Principal Project Manager (Global Program Management)

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Moscow, RU, 107045

Company: Sabre

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Job Description

Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices – then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our Airline Solutions (“AS”) customers.



The principal project manager is part of the Global Program Management (“GPM”) EMEA team within AS Professional Services & Consulting. Has the experience and capability to exercise independent judgment to apply advanced skills, concepts, practices and procedures to support everything from several small to medium projects to very complex large programs. Makes decisions that have impact on success of project team, department, work group, and customer. Publishes regular internal and external projects status reports.



  • Manages through governance structures, creating detailed program level plans that provide guidance to projects where detailed project level plans are established;
  • 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;
  • Conducts all project management functions;
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key internal Sabre business units, ensures program and projects are moving forward and that they are following the Sabre standards;
  • Advises senior management and executives of program / project and client status;
  • Provides early warnings and quality assurance;
  • Facilitates program and project level issues and change management resolution;
  • Executes and reports on schedules, budget and expenses, risks and issues;
  • Manages projects / 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 Quality, Methods & Standards team by developing / improving processes, documentation, project management playbooks, lessons learned, etc.;
  • Actively participates in global Professional Services & Consulting initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • PMP or equivalent certification in program and project management methodology;
  • Minimum 8 years program and/or project management experience managing software system implementations;
  • Possesses and applies expert knowledge of project management principles, practices and procedures to the completion of assignments;
  • Excellent analytical skills, is detail-oriented and interacts well with others;
  • Operational savvy;
  • Has fluent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Russian languages. Any other languages are additional advantage;
  • Intimate knowledge with delivery methods and standards;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Fully proficient in MS Project;
  • Must be able to interface appropriately at program and project team level;
  • Good track record in customer facing role and communication;
  • Understands the concepts, definitions and application of project reports;
  • Possesses an understanding of quality assurance concepts;
  • 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 5%-60% (depending on assignment).

LOCATION:  Moscow, Russia.


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