IT License Manager

Recruiter
Shaw Daniels Solutions Ltd
Location
Farnborough
Posted
13 Dec 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Purpose – IT License Manager
The role of Technology License Management is an integral function with the responsibility of optimising the investment in the Company’s IT Assets.
The function should define, implement and manage processes for license management for the Company’s Group. This role is accountable for the technology licensing position, ensuring compliance with best practice and ensuring any cost exposure is managed within stakeholder expectations.
Key Accountabilities - IT License Manager
* Provide management and coordination during vendor audits, act as a subject matter expert, assisting groups within and outside of Group IT with license purchasing and knowledge
* Influence license purchasing, assuring adherence to license policy and procedures in conjunction with Procurement
* Develop internal business working relationships and management at different organisational levels and locations, application owners, vendors, and resellers
* Use business relationships to maintain awareness of corporate projects and facilitate continual awareness of new technology releases, upgrades/maintenance, and new service offerings
* Proactively research technology product information in order to provide an evaluation of alternatives and make technology selection recommendations
* Advise IT management, and, if necessary, IT Legal of potential license or contract compliance issues
* Analyse purchase records and other entitlement information to determine effective license position for applications
* Proactively produce relevant reports for IT management and vendors
* Initiate and lead process improvement activities, ranging in scope from departmental to enterprise-wide initiatives
* Responsible for communication and coordination of software license reclamation processes
* Maintain an Asset Management database which contains current and accurate application and entitlement information
* Work closely with implementation and deployment teams to ensure compliant distribution of licenses
Key Capabilities/Deliverables - IT License Manager
* Provide periodic reporting to IT Management/Software owners
* Use asset management tools to track software license information and provide input for tool deployment and configuration to ensure
* Understanding of application and manufacturer Product User Rights and license allowances/entitlements, secure environment restrictions on software use and awareness of vulnerabilities of software applications within a restricted domain
* Review and import new technology purchase information from third party systems
* Provide summarised data for license usage and installation audits
* Effective use of SAM tools according to software processed and procedures to ensure the Company maintains an effective license position
* Analysis of market changes and assessing impact on technology licensing
* Ability to be agile, adapting to changing business and technical priorities
* Able to interact with stakeholders (at senior level) and technology manufacturers to understand licensing issues and product entitlements
Essential Qualification - IT License Manager
* ISEB Essentials in Software Asset Management
* Awareness and understanding of the technology license management industry, current trends and emerging challenges, and hold ITIL certification to Foundation level
* Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications and product user rights
* Experience in delivering complex technology licensing positions for one or more significant vendors
- Implementation or improvement of license processes and tools
- Knowledge of vendor's license models
- Contract analysis and implications
* Experience of defining and implementing processes for organisational control and management of technology license management across a large organisation, demonstrable experience with the analysis of discovery tool data
Desirable Qualifications - IT License Manager
* Experience of software installation and inventory systems including SCCM, Snow License Manager – The Company’s core SAM tool
* Knowledge of FlexLM license management server tools
* Microsoft licensing accredited (or working towards)

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