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Job Title:  Director, Corporate Strategy

Location: 

Southlake, TX, US

Remote Options (if applicable):  Flexible remote options

Req ID: 58670

Job Family: Production and Project Management

 

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! 

Position Summary

 

As a member of the Sabre Travel Solutions Indirect Channels Segment Strategy team, the Director assumes a strategic leadership role in the overall growth and success of Sabre’s Travel Solutions Indirect Channels segment, including Sabre’s Global Distribution System (GDS) , Sabre’s largest revenue source.


The position will be responsible for supporting both near-term and longer-term strategy development across business-critical areas, including business transformation, commercial model evolution, M&A, product innovation and investment planning, partnership advancement (e.g., Google Cloud Platform), customer value prop definition, operating model modernization, and more.


Sought by Sabre Executives to tackle the most pressing issues or to identify key growth opportunities, this cross-collaborative role engages and influences a broad set of organizations - including product, sales/commercial, development/engineering, labs/innovation, marketing, finance, and operations - to lead projects and develop business unit strategy.  Projects range across the travel industry value chain with a focus on travel distribution and retailing technology.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Engage Sabre leaders to define and prioritize critical business opportunities, solving difficult, pan-segment, cross-domain problems
  • Lead cross-org strategy projects and deliver analysis, evolving business concepts and hypothesis into data-driven recommendations
  • Communicate insights and recommendations at the most senior levels
  • Collaborate with the Product Solutions Strategy team to innovate and generate annual multi-million-dollar product investment plan
  • Engage Marketing to form segment and sub-segment value propositions, providing input into annual marketing plans and activities
  • Define Indirect Channels segment top-level strategic narrative (e.g., strategic pillars)

 

Work examples from various projects

 

  • Assessed M&A opportunities and potential targets
  • Collaborated with Google on shared innovation opportunities
  • Analyzed industry trends via interviews with agencies (OTAs, TMCs, etc.), travel suppliers (airlines, hoteliers, etc.), corporate bookings tools, corporate travel managers, etc.
  • Developed factbase on the current state of travel technology and recommended further areas for investment
  • Defined commercial model implications for new technologies
  • Designed and launched modernized operating models to create more efficiency in the product management and development process
  • Coordinated the technology development project launch for a new initiative - developed priorities and workplan, defined roles and responsibilities, and identified deliverables
  • Led a cross-functional team in developing product strategy, commercial positioning, and go-to-market strategy 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • An undergraduate degree in an area of rigorous study is required; MBA preferred. 
  • Experience working in a top-tier strategy consulting firm is preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, including a successful track record of developing and implementing business strategy, financial modeling and analysis, competitive analysis, and business planning; travel industry experience is a plus
  • Required: high proficiency with managing large data sets in Excel and communicating clear narratives in PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity and complex strategic analysis projects, including an ability to deliver hypothesis-driven problem solving. 
  • Strong presence and previous experience related to supporting key customers/clients and articulating a company’s direction, plans, and approach, both within one-on-one environments and larger groups
  • Non-territorial and non-political; more focused on the good of the company than his or her own personal agenda. Shares information freely with leaders, peers, and team
  • Strong bias for action and a results-oriented sense of urgency
  • Fearless attitude and sense of humor

Benefits

 

  • Generous Paid Time Off (5 weeks PTO your first year!)
  • 4 days (one day/quarter) of Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
  • We offer a comprehensive medical, dental and Wellness Program
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • An infrastructure that allows flexible working arrangements
  • Formal and informal reward, recognition and acknowledgement programs
  • Lots of fun and employee development events
     

 

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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