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Commercial Contracts Manager

Date: Feb 7, 2021

Location: Southlake, TX, US, Refer to j

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 52512

Job Family: Legal


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

This role will serve on the team of strategic contract partners to the supplier business units (Travel Solutions) and will have the following responsibilities:   


  • Drafting of non-standard supplier agreements for the Air, Lodging, Ground, and Sea lines of business.
  • Lead deals teams and support sales organizations in the negotiation of supplier agreements. 
  • Research for legal requests, including discovery requests.
  • Responds to questions regarding contract interpretation and provide clear, concise, and thorough analysis.
  • Project management.
  • Communicate and ensure adherence to Sabre audit and procedural processes.
  • Delivery of contracting services to the business units in compliance with agreed service levels.


This role reports directly to the Director of Commercial Contracting Solutions.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Juris Doctor a plus.



  • Minimum of 5-8 years of relevant contract drafting and negotiation experience, specifically in transactional contracts.  
  • Strong drafting skills, with the ability to turn a commercial concept into contractual language.
  • Experience in fast paced, global organization.  Able to function and perform at a high level with ambiguity in some cases.
  • Exceptional relationship building skills – ability to work effectively and have high impact working at all levels – upward/downward/laterally.  Ability to work effectively with peers around the world and across multiple cross-functional departments (sales, finance, accounting, tax, audit).
  • Self-starter, flexible mindset, and able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates an enterprise mindset, ensures the team supports the needs of the broader business.  Works openly and collaboratively.
  • Superior command of the English language, both written and spoken word
    • Ability to understand and write language that is clear, concise, and conveys intended meaning
    • Ability to problem solve with words
    • Ability to understand appropriate language to minimize risk
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams 
  • Willingness to be flexible and take on a multitude of varying projects in addition to core responsibilities
  • Strong focus on detail and ownership of results
  • Ability to focus on details while managing to a bigger picture 
  • Outstanding skills in MS Office suite
  • Ability to see operational gaps, devise and implement processes to create greater organizational efficiencies 


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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