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Senior IT Project Management

Date: May 19, 2019

Location: Shanghai, CN, 200051

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 47026

Job Family: Production and Project Management

 

Operating in 29 markets across Asia Pacific, with over 2000 local staff, serving premium top blue-chip customers in the travel industry - from travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rentals and insurance providers. Sabre have grown our presence significantly over the years, in order to tap on the immense potential of the world’s fast growing region. Sabre’s end-to-end technologies help create a differentiated portfolio of solutions and services driven by data and insights on how travel business operates in Asia Pacific. We help our travel partners create better customer experiences, optimise business operations and enhance competitiveness. As we continue to grow in the region, our people are AND will always be our biggest asset & investment, where we continue to bring together the best talent and help them achieve their own career aspirations in a truly global company.

Job Description

 

The senior project manager working as part of the Global Program Management (“GPM”) APAC team who has the experience and capability to 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. 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 project level plans that provide guidance to projects;
  • 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 project level issues and change management resolution;
  • Executes and reports on schedules, budget and expenses, risks and Issues;
  • Manages projects / program 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.;
  • Actively participates in global Professional Services and Consulting initiatives.

Job Requirements

 

  • Minimum 8 years Program and project management experience or equivalent;
  • 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;
  • Has fluent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese 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.

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Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

 

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