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Director Product Management -Airline Retailing - NDC

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 42321

Job Family: Marketing/Communications


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

Sabre Airline Solutions is seeking a leader to drive strategy and product management for a suite of solutions in the SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service area. 


The Director will own the Airline Retailing NDC solutions and be responsible for the planning and execution of the long-term strategy, definition and prioritization of the product roadmap, and for driving the go-to-market plan.  This individual will also be accountable for developing strategic partnerships to expand the solution footprint. This position relies on close interaction with product marketing, technology, product architects, delivery, and key customers. A strong strategic and product management background is required.



  • Own the Airline Retailing NDC solution area
  • Responsible for establishing the long-term vision and growth strategy for the solutions
  • Understand the market opportunity, customer needs, and competitive actions to define differentiated products
  • Drive the definition and execution of the roadmap, rationalize current product capabilities relative to investment and the annual product plan, define release plans, and manage prioritization based on knowledge of the product vision line of business strategy
  • Identify and establish strategic partnerships to expand the solution footprint
  • Manage and lead of team of product managers to define detailed requirements and to support the strategic product direction for the development teams, including epic and user stories, and user and customer acceptance test criteria
  • Regularly engage with customers, prospects, and launch partners to validate and refine requirements and show case iterative demos
  • Liaise with delivery and customer care to ensure understanding of product enhancements and support expectations
  • Monitor new technology trends and identify areas of innovation relative to distinct competencies and market /business needs
  • Plan and execute the go-to-market strategy including which markets to sell, pricing, positioning, and messaging for this product portfolio
  • Identify customer and internal KPIs, track impact of product investments relative to those KPIs, and rationalize roadmap relative to results
  • Partner with our Travel Network business unit to drive a unified plan, prioritization and execution


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field (MBA preferred)


  • Strong background with Retailing/Merchandising solutions in the travel or consumer direct retailing space
  • Proven track record in the Retailing/Merchandising (airline vertical preferred) space driving product lines and product profitability
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working with enterprise software, preferably in Product Management
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field (MBA preferred)
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, highly collaborative environment is essential
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience driving process and business practice improvements
  • Strong leadership, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong business acumen, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Resourceful, action-oriented individual who possesses a sense of urgency and knows how to overcome obstacles to get things done in a timely fashion
  • Self-starter  who is comfortable with ambiguity and has a proven ability to operate well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong commitment to excellence, integrity, and transparency


Reasonable Accommodation

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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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