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Product Manager- Distribution

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Westlake, TX, US, 76262

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 43507

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

The Hospitality Solutions team is relentlessly passionate about helping our customers and our people succeed, and we are continually looking for forward-thinking, creative people who value the same. Our ideal candidate is a hard worker, willing to roll up his or her sleeves and eagerly take ownership of results.  He or she is obsessive about accountability & execution and is committed to serving the needs of our hospitality customers around the globe.

Under the direction of the Director Partner Management, Distribution, this role will support Sabre Hospitality Solutions distribution solutions, including distribution via GDSs and Online Travel Agencies.  You will support product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle.  Expectation of the role includes collaborating on a product strategy, breaking down requirements into Statements of Need and working as the Scrum Product Owner for the successful delivery of the requirements.

Fundamental functions of the role require the ability to work in a cross functional environment with multi-discipline teams representing operations, technology, sales, marketing, customer care and interactions with third party vendors.  Provides usability, evaluation and support to product development teams.  Applies troubleshooting, technical prowess and creative problem solving skills to navigate a fast-paced and dynamic business landscape.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate and manage a roadmap in collaboration with your team and key stakeholders
  • Communicate feature and product information to internal and external audiences.
  • Engage development, quality assurance and application engineering to deliver features to production and drive problem resolution once the new feature has gone live.
  • Collaborate with customers and internal support/operations teams to identify market problems and create/vet solutions.
  • Manage the implementation of distribution and channel management related projects with hotel chains and distribution partners
  • Provide release support in the form acceptance testing, knowledge sharing, release notes and other communications both internally and externally.
  • Monitor new technology trends and identify areas of innovation relative to distinct competencies and market / business needs
  • Provide back up and regional coverage for distribution subject matter expert

 

What you need to thrive in this role:

  • A positive, customer-focused attitude
  • A passion for results in a fast-paced, self-guided environment
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile software development
  • Familiarity with the global landscape of Hospitality Distribution
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are needed with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences (sales, customers, executives) as well as translate customer and market data into business requirements
  • Past software design or product management experience preferred
  • High degree of software proficiency using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Salesforce is required

Job Requirements

EDUCATION:  

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of product management experience
  • Experience in hospitality or travel distribution is a plus

 

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 employee.relations@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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