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Principal IT Project Management

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: Montevideo, UY, CP91600

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 43632

Job Family: Production and Project Management


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

  • Oversees the installation and client acceptance of capitalized equipment, enterprise software system, system integration project or engagement.
  • Provides on-site day-to-day activities between client and company personnel. Ensures customer satisfaction of information technology solutions by managing the details of overall project schedules and deliverables.
  • Typically uses more project management skills than technical skills. However, technical knowhow is strongly preferred
  • Usually involves extensive interaction with sales, systems engineering, product development, technology teams and other members of cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products to clients.
  • Plans and directs schedules and budget and manages scope. Monitors the project from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints.
  • Works on large and/or complex projects. Could work on multiple projects or be called upon to act as a program manager. Creates and maintains project management processes and procedures to ensure that projects are developed and implemented according to approved business requirements.

Job Requirements


Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Master's degree preferred. PMP certification preferred



  • Minimum 8 years project management experience managing complex implementations
  • Strong analytical skills, is a solid negotiator and facilitator.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite or equivalent. Proficient with a project scheduling software tool-MS Project preferred.
  • Must be able to interface at appropriate management levels with moderate customer interface.
  • Possess and applies a knowledge of project management principals, practices and procedures.
  • Solid leadership qualities.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision and be accountable for actions and decisions.
  • Analytical skills and a solid facilitator.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite or equivalent.
  • Advanced Excel and SharePoint skills a plus.
  • Proficient with a project scheduling software tool-MS Project preferred.
  • Experience with network/MQ preferred
  • Understanding of database (oracle/MySQL) preferred
  • Technical background preferred




Product Life Cycle:

  • Working knowledge of phases of the product life cycle, including engineering specifications, customer requirements gathering, software design and development, testing - including unit, functional, systems and integration implementation/delivery and maintenance.

Project/Program Leadership; Risk & Issues Assessment

  • Ownership of projects - follows through on commitments and does what is needed to ensure desired results
  • Familiarity with various development and implementation methodologies
  • Ability to assess/manage risks, issues, and escalations
  • Addresses challenges / tough problems quickly and directly

Analytics /Intellectual Curiosity/ Innovation

  • Process-driven and embraces continuous improvement
  • Challenges the status quo. Innovative / pioneering thinking
  • Uses questions to cut through strongly-held or legacy-driven points of view
  • Recognizes problems and is persistent in utilizing available resources to overcome obstacles and drive outcomes
  • Collaborative and comfortable working with technical counterparts and able to gain working level knowledge of technical items and issues

Communication/ Customer

  • Excellent oral/written communication. Expresses thoughts clearly and concisely
  • Experienced working with the customers and understanding their context
  • Evaluates decisions and actions through the lens of meeting or exceeding customer needs


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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