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Airline Solutions Management Consultant

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 47385

Job Family: Sales

 

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, hotel, and travel agency customers.

Job Description

What happens when you combine technology with travel? Sabre! Did you know that Sabre’s cutting-edge technology is used by more than 1 billion people around the globe? Did you know that Sabre processes approximately 85,000 transactions per second for the largest industry in the world - travel and tourism? Now that we have your attention, Sabre is an innovative technology company that leads the travel industry by helping our customers and employees succeed. 

 

Over the last decade there has been a shift how airlines maximize revenue and differentiate through ancillary sales.   Airlines know consumers want to shop and consumers want to have travel options to get the experience they want so airlines are under pressure to become better retailers and differentiate their product and brand in a competitive marketplace.   Sabre is at the forefront of this transformation and a leader in this retailing evolution, including New Distribution Capability (NDC).

Sabre is growing its NDC Consulting team within the Professional Services and Consulting organization and has several consulting positions available to the right candidates.    The consultants will work with leading airlines across the globe to define and execute their Retailing, Ancillary, and NDC strategy.   The successful candidates will play a vital role in defining the NDC Consulting strategy and growing the business.

 

Duties include:

  • Define and develop offering.
  • Business development including identifying new customers based on profiles
  • In-depth research, client interviews and process reviews to formulate and quantify recommendations
  • Deliver WOW leading to continuous engagement
  • Conduct ideation and discovery workshops to identify and prioritize revenue opportunities and next steps required for progress
  • Communicate value of expanding retailing objectives of ancillary product(s) with corporate objectives across all relevant business stakeholders
  • Work with airline customers to assess current practices, benchmark for improvement areas, identify specific improvement opportunities, and assist in implementing recommendations
  • Socializing analyses with key stakeholders and present final recommendations and impact analysis to executive management, often C-level
  • Coordinate across large sabre network
  • Keep up to date on the landscape of future retailing models and technology for future roadmap opportunities including segmentation, personalization, and dynamic offers
  • Identify future consulting offerings and develop appropriate business case justification to present to Customer

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience/training

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 3+ years of experience in airline commercial environment in the areas of Distribution, Travel Retailing, Ancillary Product Management, eCommerce, or Pricing and Revenue Management. NDC experience will be a plus.
  • Familiar with ancillary management across Product, User Experience, Technology, and Distribution teams
  • Familiarity with Sabre or other PSS (passenger service system) capabilities and end-to-end airline business processes (which processes?)
  • Knowledge of airline direct and indirect distribution channel strategies and processes
  • Soft Skills
  • Strong listening skills to understand the customer’s situation, challenges and opportunities in often ambiguous and complex business and cultural environments.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with an interest in optimization strategies, forecasting, customer buying behavior and the ability to see beyond the numbers to present and recommend strategic options for driving improvement in retailing, distribution and fulfillment in the relevant market environment
  • Comfortable working with and presenting to airline executive and senior management teams and / or large audiences
  • Ability to quickly absorb technical concepts and communicate them to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to quantify financial impacts of business or technical recommendations
  • Willingness and ability to travel 75% of the time and be away from home up to 2-3 weeks at a time during projects

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Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Compliance Office at compliance.office@sabre.com.

 

Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW

 

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