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Principal Corporate Development

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 48172

Job Family: Finance/Accounting


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

Principal, Financial Analysis in Corporate Development, M&A Integration


We are seeking an M&A Integration leader to join Sabre as a Principal Financial Analysis, working with the Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A. This individual will play a key role in shaping and developing the integration approach for Sabre’s acquisitions with a keen focus on realizing the value potential of M&A. The role will collaborate with senior executives, acquired company management and internal cross-functional teams to develop and implement integration plans. The position will also participate, as needed, in the M&A execution process as well as other initiatives spearheaded by the Corporate Development team.Given the multi-dimensional nature of the role, we are seeking a strong results-oriented project manager with effective communication, problem-solving and cross-functional leadership skills.



  • Lead integration efforts at Sabre coordinating and working closely with Corporate Development, senior executives, functional team leads and the project sponsor.
  • Participate in Target due diligence to validate acquisition objectives and identify key integration issues, risks and challenges.
  • Coordinate with functional teams to develop/refine workstream specific integration plans and playbooks that incorporate identified challenges, synergy objectives and stated milestones.
  • Manage the overall process and timing for integration activities, conducting regular team meetings, monitoring status and driving proactive escalation/resolution of issues.
  • Serve as trusted advisor and key resource to all integration teams, ensuring collaboration and information sharing among workstreams by managing cross-functional relationships through transparency, effective communication and frequent updates.
  • Serve as the conduit between Corporate Development and senior executives and project sponsors on executing against the M&A deal model and tracking progress against plan for reporting and course correction, as appropriate, to achieve strategic objectives of deal.
  • Conduct surveys and post-mortems with relevant stakeholders to work on continuous improvement of Sabre’s diligence and integration processes and best practices.
Job Requirements

Professional Experience / Skills

  • Business Leadership Skills: Strong, team-oriented leadership skills. Able to identify, frame and confront issues and make recommendations for resolution. Strong initiative. Solid business acumen. Experience with budgets and financial metrics.
  • M&A Experience: Basic understanding of the acquisition life cycle, integration planning, and strategic considerations.
  • Influencing and Interpersonal Skills: Able to establish and build close working relationships. Strong personal credibility and counseling skills. Team-oriented planner and decision-maker. Ability to motivate, collaborate, and work successfully in a team environment. Able to creatively drive consensus. Change ambassador.
  • Executive Communication Skills: High EQ, low ego. Exceptionally strong communicator equally adept at communications strategy and execution, with the ability to anticipate executive needs and support preparation of executive presentations.
  • Project and Program Management Skills: Experience in estimation, planning, design, and implementation of complex, cross functional business and IT efforts at software companies. Effective in influencing and making high quality decisions and taking decisive action. Ability to work well under deadlines and juggle multiple priorities. Strong meeting management skills.
  • Process Improvement Skills: Ability to analyze poorly defined areas and processes within a cross-functional organization. Effective in implementing new and improved processes.
  • Analytics: Strong critical thinking skills. Experience applying various methodologies or practices to assess processes, business issues and people. Ability to extract key messages from detail and translate into audience appropriate messages. Strong editing skills.

Qualifications and Other Skills

  • BA/BS degree from a leading academic institution; MBA a strong plus
  • 5-7+ years of work experience in corporate development, transaction advisory services, strategy, consulting or business operations, including 3+ years in post-merger integration. Direct experience in M&A execution and integration either within a larger private or publicly traded company or a top tier accounting or consulting firm a strong plus
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills, as well as collaboration and project management tools
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to customize approach for a variety of audiences
  • A passion for Sabre and our culture, values and mission


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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