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Director Strategic Workforce Planning

Date: Jun 1, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 45141

Job Family: Human Resources


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

Seeking builders (not maintainers) …Workforce Planning is a relatively new, but critical function for Sabre Corporation.  In this role, you and your team will partner with business leaders, Finance, and HR Business Partners to build a strategic framework to our processes and the services we provide.  The Workforce Planning Director will be a trusted partner and influencer to bring credibility to the talent planning function and gain buy-in from all levels of the organization.  We need someone who is highly analytical, takes ownership, seeks opportunities and can influence while gaining alignment in a global organization.

  • Develop meaningful and actionable workforce plans and metrics to drive workforce decisions
  • Provides ongoing analysis to key business stakeholders on both historical and real-time performance and trends
  • Monitor and manage workforce across all lines of business and in all locations
  • Stay abreast of external talent market conditions
  • Collaborate with and engage key stakeholders in strategic planning, execution and monitoring of workforce plans to address business issues or inquiries and to support Talent Management and retention initiatives.
  • Utilize scenario and predictive analytics to demonstrate impact of workforce actions, respective cost impact and contribute to informed decisions which impact future structures and workforce composition.
  • Manage and develop a team of direct reports responsible for applying and integrating advanced and predictive analysis, people metrics and reporting to strategize, develop, interpret and implement workforce planning initiatives and lead projects which will enable process effectiveness and efficiency.


Job Requirements


  • Minimum 10 years workforce planning & analytics; minimum 5 years in leadership role
  • Experience with Vizier a plus
  • SAP Success Factors experience a plus
  • Experience leading and developing teams and managing stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and direct multiple projects simultaneously; ability to delegate work to team members
  • Comfortable working in unclear situations
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Ability to quickly jump into new efforts and organize a team to work the problem
  • Understand how to operate successfully in a global organization
  • Ability to work down to details given general guidance on key business objectives and technical goals and constraints
  • Exceptional written and communication skills


  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.


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 Employee Relations Department at


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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