Software Asset Manager

WM Morrisons Supermarket
06 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We’ve got an opportunity for a Software Asset Manager to join the Technology team at our support centre in Bradford.

In this role you'll ensure that Morrisons’ software licence entitlement position (what licences do we own) and deployment position (what licences do we use) are understood and managed and that cases of under-licensing and non-usage are identified. You'll be advising on the purchase and use of software, in each case in order to minimise expenditure on software and risk of non-compliance with licences, and to maximise return on investment in software.

Here at Morrisons our Software Asset Manager gets involved in things like this;

  • Advises on the software asset management approach for the business
  • Provides regular insights and reporting to key stakeholders around licence compliance and usage, advising Technology leadership team on strategies
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships across the business units to ensure that software use is disclosed and controlled
  • Developing and communicating the software usage policy
  • Regularly reviewing software deployment and usage to identify and outline potential efficiencies and cost savings
  • Evaluating, selecting and implementing appropriate IT software asset management tools
  • Providing advice on dealing with software regulatory bodies such as the Federation against Software Theft
  • Managing the response to software vendor audit or license validation requests, in conjunction with legal and commercial colleagues
  • Advising on the company approach to software escrow and coordinate the maintenance of software in escrow
  • Conducting software related supplier negotiations, and provide industry insight and detailed input on software entitlement and usage in order to inform software procurement activity and strategy
  • About You
What skills and qualifications do I need to be a successful Software Asset Specialist ?

  • Strong knowledge of the software marketplace and software licensing models and major software vendors and means of tracking and assessing compliance.
  • Strong technical understanding of Technology, including virtualisation and cloud delivery models.
  • Ability to review and understand detailed and complex software licensing terms and translate into plain English
  • Sufficient confidence and commercial experience to successfully negotiate with software licensors
  • Solid experience of software asset management and software purchase and licensing gained within a large company
  • Experience handling software audits by major suppliers, dealing with software regulatory bodies and implementing and embedding software asset management policy, process and tools, and delivering substantial maturity improvements
  • About The Company
Our fresh digital thinking is driving a giant change programme that will make Morrisons a digitally focused retailer. And we’re reinventing our tech and opening up new opportunities from mobile first to the cloud.We’re making improvements across our diverse business. We’re revolutionising our online journeys and making our processes faster, simpler and smarter to provide the freshest of products and an even better experience to millions of customers and over 111,000 colleagues.

Our aim to offer more of what matters extends to our employees too. Join us and you can expect to enjoy great career prospects and a very competitive pay and benefits package. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a discount card for you and two for friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, a highly competitive pension scheme, Life Assurance and more besides.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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