Sabre Product Manager- Distribution in Westlake, Texas

Req ID: 45391

Job Family: 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

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 Vice President, Product Management - Indirect Distribution, this role will support Sabre Hospitality Solutions distribution solutions, including distribution via GDSs and Online Travel Agencies. You will support product prioritization and planning, business case development and execution throughout the product lifecycle. You will provide direction to and ensure development meets market requirements; manage product release schedules, manage the annual investment plan and act as subject matter expert for internal teams and for customers. .

This role requires the ability to work in a cross functional environment with teams representing operations, technology, sales, marketing, customer care and interactions with third party vendors to ensure the appropriate documentation, collateral, processes and customer assets are in place to enable product adoption and success.

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 and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • 8+ years of product management experience

  • Experience in hospitality or travel distribution required

Responsibilities:

  • Generate and manage a roadmap in collaboration with your team and key stakeholders that addresses key market needs for indirect distribution

  • 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.

  • Drive engagement and solutioning with internal teams to promote, support and enable product adoption and success

  • 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

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 at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/posterscreenreader_optimized.pdf

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