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Sr Principal IT Vendor Management

Req ID: 42982

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development


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


Sr. Principal (Director level) Vendor Management role is directly responsible for engaging and maintaining an aggressive portfolio of global vendors that will align and support Sabre’s ability to deliver software products in each of it’s global development centers. Role will have ownership of how Sabre designs, implements and directs all activities relating to the coordination of outsourced operations. Ensures that all policies, procedures, best practices and service standards are implemented and achieved per contractual arrangements.



  • Engage and evaluate global vendors that will be utilized for outsourced support of software product engineering, software development, IT services, facilities and employee engagement.
  • Select and maintain an aggressive and diverse portfolio of global vendors that support Sabre’s global development centers execute strategic business objectives.
  • Validation of vendor capabilities for both technical and business functions to ensure selection of vendor portfolio.
  • Manage the performance of vendors using metrics and KPI’s that align with contractual agreements.
  • Extensive global travel to Asia Pacific, India, Europe and South America to engage local vendors, evaluate capabilities and build relationships.
  • Work closely with Sabre Global Procurement team to build RFP’s and RFI’s that closely align with business needs.
  • Provide global leadership by partnering with Sabre Business Unit leaders to ensure alignment and vendor portfolio meet the individual needs of the business
  • Operate with high integrity while negotiating and building long term partnerships with global vendors

Job Requirements



  • 10 years of progressive experience managing global outsource vendors
  • Proven experience managing global vendors with a focus on India and Asia Pacific
  • Strong interpersonal skills that result in positive interactions with existing and potential vendor community
  • Ability to negotiate aggressively with a high level of integrity
  • Technical acumen or previous experience in a technical role that will provide additional ability to effectively evaluate vendor capabilities
  • Understanding of the software development product lifecycle is preferred but not required




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, Master’s degree preferred




Reasonable Accommodation

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Affirmative Action

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