Share this Job

Job Title:  Country Manager - Italy


Rome, Lazio, IT

Remote Options (if applicable): 

Req ID: 54210

Job Family: Sales

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

Country Manager - Italy

The ideal candidate will have a full accountability for leading the Sabre Agency organization and delivering a growth strategy in the Italian market. 

This highly recognized position is responsible for individual and unit annual sales goals. 

Main responsiblities are:

  • Drive changes to the commercial model and bring new revenue streams. 
  • Deliver sustainable profit as well as the market share growth in the Italian market. 
  • Direct a team of professionals with efforts resulting in the development and implementation of designated sales initiatives and business plans. 
  • Responsible for developing and nurturing multiple key client relationships with customers complemented with superior customer service. 
  • Responsible for delivering world class products and services through profitable renewal, conversion and new sale development. 
  • Maintain and develop a network of strategic partners to ensure optimal market penetration. 
  • It may also monitor the performance of a cross functional team of consultants, individual contributors and sales people internally and externally connected to Sabre. 
  • Maintain a high level of customer involvement and is responsible for establishing Sabre as the global leader in this segment. 
  • Define and lead new segment strategies and prioritize commercial and marketing activities accordingly. 
  • Maintain a highly visible presence in the Italian market and within Sabre by actively driving the sales activities and developing best practices.
  • Act as point of contact for the Italian legal entity representing all Sabre Business.
  • Co-represent the Italian legal entity regarding any legal / tax / audit issues
  • Managed in accordance with corporate guidelines decision re the Italian legal entity (e.g. office suppliers/car lease agreements/ mobile providers).
  • Co-represent Italy in front Italian authorities and “Collegio Sindacale” (audit body).

Job Requirements

  • 10 years related experience preferred in the travel industry or SaaS technology companies with focus on strategic customers. 
  • Strategic thinker with a strong commercial acumen. 
  • Extensive understanding of the Italian market landscape including competitive information, key trends, opportunities, and threats. 
  • Strong organizational and proven leadership abilities. 
  • Proven ability of influencing cross-functional teams within a matrix organization. 
  • Strong internal and external customer relationship-building and negotiation skills. 
  • Extensive people management experience with ability to motivate and lead through a change. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to lead and direct multiple projects simultaneously; ability to delegate work to subordinates. 
  • Fluency in both English and Italian.
  • Location of the role is Italy and ideal candidate must be based there

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described above is not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business requirements.



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. Please note that only candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role will proceed in the selection process.


Join our life community at Sabre by following us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn


Job Segment: Manager, Management