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Principal, Global Business Operations - Travel Solutions

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 48443

Job Family: Management

Sabre Corporation is a publicly traded $3.6 billion leading technology provider to the global travel industry.  It is the largest Global Distribution Systems (GDS) provider for air bookings in North America.  American Airlines founded the company in 1960 and spun it off in 2000. Texas Pacific Group and Silver Lake Partners acquired Sabre in 2007.  In 2014, Sabre began publicly trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol (NASDAQ: SABR).  The company’s systems work 24 hours a day, every day, processing more than 60,000 transactions a second at peak demand. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and 2thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management.


Over the years, Sabre has transformed and modernized the travel industry, with a history of “firsts” that paved the way for online travel agencies, corporate booking tools, revenue management, and web and mobile itinerary tools, to name a few.  And, the company continues to blaze a trail by investing hundreds of millions of dollars each year in research and development to create the next generation of e-commerce and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for their customers. Sabre operates three business units:  Airline Solutions, Hospitality Solutions and Travel Network. The company also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers.


Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

Job Description

Sabre is looking for a Principal, Global Business Operations – Travel Solutions to support the design, implementation and execution of Travel Solutions operations.

In this role, you will: 

  • Work with key stakeholders in Sabre’s Travel Solutions organization and partner organizations to drive operational planning & execution
  • Define and track performance against our top-level organizational objectives/ goals
  • Lead Travel Solutions performance and business insight reporting and manage strategic initiatives
  • Help drive investment planning process across Travel Solutions
  • Identify common problems and inefficiencies across the organization and come up with creative solutions to eliminate them
  • Communicate, written and verbally, with senior management on our planning and execution status

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide primary support to Vice President, Global Business Operations – Travel Solutions to design, implement and execute Travel Solutions business operations
  • Own facilitation of Travel Solutions objectives / goals
  • Prepare materials for board meetings, monthly performance reviews and other executive meetings, including quarterly offsites
  • Partner with finance and other key stakeholders to execute investment planning process
  • Lead design and execution of performance and business insight reporting with focus on deriving and communicating actionable insights to executive leadership/ management
  • Collaborate across Travel Solutions to identify and roll-out best practices
Job Requirements

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Assertive and persuasive
  • Passionate and curious
  • Consultative and collaborative
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Detail oriented

Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics or similar discipline is required. MBA degree is preferred.
  • 5-7 years relevant professional experience in a business operations, strategy or corporate finance role
  • Experience preferred in consulting, technology, software or travel industry



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


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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