Asset and Configuration Manager

ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
£55000 - £65000 per annum
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Asset and Configuration Manager

Reigate, Surrey

£55,000 - £65,000


Asset and Configuration function within IT Governance is required by a highly interesting financial services organisation based in Reigate, Surrey.

The role will see you taking responsibility for the following:
  • Managing all purchasing and financial management processes and policies for IT hardware, software and services
  • Managing all data within the hardware and software Asset Register, ensuring it is accurate, current and to a required level of detail
  • Establishing and evolving a CMDB
  • Supporting third party onboarding and subsequent ongoing relationships. Ensuring IT contracts adhere to IT policies and are appropriately reviewed and recorded, providing recommendations to assist decision making
  • Ensuring legal compliance and optimum utilisation and return on investment across the IT infrastructure

Role Accountabilities:
  • Line and task manage the IT Team Assistants, adhering to defined performance management standards
  • Manage the procurement of IT hardware, software and services, including the raising of purchase orders, tracking/reconciliation of invoice payments and accruals and maintenance of a preferred suppliers list
  • Create and maintain the annual non-staff and staff budgets. Comprehensively track and report expenditure against these budgets throughout the financial year, providing regular forecasts
  • Operate the Software Request and Third Party Onboarding processes
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with 3rd party suppliers, vendors, resellers and service providers, managing all commercial aspects
  • Facilitate and engage in contractual negotiations, make recommendations and advise on existing and (potential) future liabilities
  • Own the Asset Management process, ensuring adherence and accuracy of information recorded
  • Establish a CMDB and continually improve it to support the evolving requirements of other functions
  • Ensure compliance to software licensing terms and conditions
  • Oversee all contract, license and certificate renewals in a timely manner
  • Oversee general IT administration duties and the specific tasks involved (e.g. overtime recording, expense claims etc.)
  • Produce MI as required to support business decisions

  • Ideally have a degree or professional equivalent
  • Would benefit from a procurement qualification such as CIPS

Skills and Knowledge:
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present complex financial concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Understanding of the products and services provided by the Group
  • Understanding of commercial business processes within an IT environment
  • Knowledge of FAST rules and procedures
  • Excellent understanding of generic software licensing models, terms of use and legal implications

  • Must have performed a similar role in a regulated environment, preferably in financial services
  • Previous experience of managing and operating a procurement function
  • Experience of implementing Configuration Management to underpin other functions within IT (e.g. Change Management)
  • Financial budgeting and reporting of IT departmental costs
  • Third party relationship management
  • Experience of working with Microsoft and negotiating Enterprise level agreements

For a full consultation on this role please email your CV to Rebecca or call ARC IT.
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