Software Asset Manager

Recruiter
CBSButler
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1209050404
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
IT Software Asset Manager

+ 9 month initial contract

+ Based in Newcastle or Telford

+ £500 - £613 per day inside IR35

+ SAM, ITAM, ISEB

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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