IT Asset Managers x 2

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  • Location:

    Telford, Shropshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £613 per day + Inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    9 months +

  • Start date:

    July 2019

  • Consultant:


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