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Job Title:  Senior Finance Analyst

Location: 

Southlake, TX, US

Remote Options (if applicable):  Flexible remote options

Req ID: 58410

Job Family: Finance/Accounting

 

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! 

Job Description

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to provide analytical, strategic, and organizational support to the Travel Solutions agency sales group. This position demands advanced financial and analytical acumen, with paramount responsibilities including deal modeling, negotiation support, financial performance reporting, and related ad hoc deliverables.

 

This role requires proficiency in communication and organization, as juggling multiple projects simultaneously is not uncommon. Sound relationships with internal customers and the ability to work effectively across varying functional areas is critical. The individual taking on this role will be expected to successfully support winning complex non-standard, high-value deals while ensuring company performance standards and goals are met.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Early engagement in terms of deal structuring, while driving optimized commercial outcomes (pricing and terms) for Sabre.
  • Act as trusted advisor to internal sales partners on all deal-related pricing matters and advise sales staff on appropriate pricing strategies and actions.
  • Support Sales teams in the development of offers and managing approvals.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams including Legal, Contracts and Product teams to assure proper review and consideration is being provided to the entire opportunity.
  • Make recommendations to account teams and Sales leaders based on market data, industry trends and other available knowledge-based tools.
  • Collaborate with Sales Operations and Contracts colleagues in other geographies to assure consistency of deal management practices and development of process/policy improvement opportunities.
  • Successfully manage multiple deals to assure timely processing of approval requests up to executive management.
  • Participate in contract negotiation, as needed.
  • Assist in the building of our financial plan.
  • Complete other ad hoc projects and analysis as required.
  • May require limited travel.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (Finance preferred)

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated commercial skills: Possesses an understanding of the sales cycle, customer purchase drivers, pricing and value analysis and the challenges and best practices of a high performing field sales organization.
  • Business savvy; lead Sales to sound financial outcomes 
  • Strong excel modeling skills (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, INDEX, MATCH)
  • Familiarity with Business Objects and SQL experience is a plus
  • Desirable – a solid understanding of Sabre, the travel industry and the airline world or a demonstrated aptitude to quickly acquire and deploy complex, technical and commercial expertise.
  • Ability to prioritize and rank decision drivers in order of relevance to demands.
  • Ability to quickly distill large numbers of variables and data into simple decision frameworks.
  • Versatile communication skills, including the ability to take an independent stance on issues while maintaining a collaborative style.
  • This role will interface directly with Sales, incl. Account Managers, Regional Sales Directors, VPs, SVPs and C-suite leaders; candidate must possess communications skills required to influence and educate as necessary.
  • Ability to summarize complex opportunities at the Executive level. 
  • Results oriented, passionate and demonstrates a bias to action. Always meets commitments. Pragmatic and tough minded.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly analytical, with sound decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work in flexible work hours during periods of higher volume deal flow or to meet large deal response deadlines.
     

 

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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