Software Asset Manager

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
15 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Software Asset Manager

+ 9 month initial contract

+ Based in Newcastle or Telford

+ £500 - £613 per day inside IR35


As part of the IT Asset Management (ITAM) team, the IT Software License Manager will be able to demonstrate;
  • Significant experience of Software Asset Management (SAM) practices and activities in large organisations.
  • good knowledge of ITAM & SAM industry standards & operating models such as ITIL, ISO 19770-1 & Microsoft SOM.
  • a robust understanding of SAM technical toolsets - experience of the SNOW application would be benefical.
  • strong software Licensing knowledge and detailed understanding of SAM processes.

Role Purpose
  • To work as part of the Software Asset stream in the ITAM function, reporting to the Stream Lead and Head of ITAM.
  • Assist in the daily management of software and technology assets within the organisation, using the SNOW toolset to drive identififcation and verification.
  • Co-ordinate the planning, monitoring and recording of software licenses to ensure compliance with vendor contracts is recorded, verified and maintained.
  • Assist in forming procurement strategies for software license use and compliance tracking across the organisation and ensure best practice is applied and issues escalated where applicable.
  • Work alongside the other ITAM streams to develop, implement and review process and procedures for tracking assets (hardware and software)

Key Activities
  • Responsible for defining, governing and evolving the SAM management and License compliance activities within the organisation.
  • Responsible for embedding policies and processes for the end to end lifecyle management of all software assets.
  • Working with the Commercial Directorate in matters relating to Software License Management including compliance, strategy, efficiency and service improvement.
  • Develop strategies and relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the business is gaining the best opportunity from SAM.
  • Support all formal Software asset audit request, working with legal, commercial and procurement.
  • Manage all software licenses, warranties, maintenance agreements and vendor contracts against installations to ensure the organisations legal compliance position.
  • Assist Commercial Directorates in developing and managing sourcing strategies for the organisation.
  • Assist in determining ROI and total cost of ownership for software assets throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Monitor and analyse trends throughout software assets and report on spend and attribution across the organistion where required.
  • Ensure all SAM tools are used appropriately and make recommendations where appropriate for system enhancements.

Specialist Knowledge
  • BCS/ISEB Certification in SAM Essentials
  • ITIL Service Management Foundation Certificate
  • At least 3 years experience within a ITAM/SAM function
  • Proven end-to-end Software Asset Management experience, from inventory and entitlement inventory extraction to ELP and execution of software optimisation
  • Experience of using SAM / ITAM software (ideally Snow Licence Manager)
  • Software licensing management in major software vendors - Oracle, Microsoft, VMware, and the licence implication of virtualised environments
  • Ideally a good understanding of Cloud technologies (IaaS & SaaS) including Cloud management tools

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