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Principal Program Manager

Sabre Asia
Salary available upon request
Beijing, China
03 Jun 2019
Industry : Travel Technology
Sector : GDS / CRS
Type : Full-Time
Experience : 1 to 3 Years
Vacancies : 1

Job Description

  • The Sr. Principle Program Manager (Program Executive) is responsible for the delivery of our most complex, high-risk, very large, multi-side portfolio implementations and/or innovative solutions as well as oversight of smaller programs and projects often international in scope.
  • Leads delivery teams, develops and maintains relationships with one of our key customers, including C-Level executives, being point of escalation.
  • Ensures all projects are moving forward and that all components for successful delivery are in place.
  • Coordinates resources and supports the development of project plan, resolves issues with regards to delays in project delivery and resource constraints.
  • Advise senior executives of project status and pulse of the customer.
  • Facilitates program level issues and change management resolution.
  • Responsible for aligning the efforts of cross-functional teams to support the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Manages ongoing work through governance structures, creating high level plans that provide guidance to projects where detailed plans are established.
  • Drives alignment and adherence to standards and direction set by the organization.
  • Removes barriers that prevent efficient execution of projects.
  • Ensures that approved methods, processes and tools are consistently used across projects and programs, including change, issue, risk and quality management.
  • Provides quality assurance.
  • Supports initial proposals and sales pursuits, estimates program management effort, checks deal sheets, reviews contracts, and provides input into account plans.
  • Supervises and/or develops and manages a program communication plan to include content, frequency, audience and channels.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred. Project/ program management certification required (PMP preferred).
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in management consulting, working for a software vendor and/or in the travel industry.
  • Minimum 10 years Project and Program Management experience managing complex software system implementations.
  • Airline domain expertise is highly preferred.
  • Working experience with any airline operation system is a strong advantage.
  • Operational savvy.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Solid negotiator and facilitator.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proficient with a project scheduling software tool – MS Project preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin is a must.
  • TRAVEL: Most of the work will be in mainland China but can also be global at times; travel is expected to be >50%


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Work Location

Address: Beijing, China

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