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IT Asset and License Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 02/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379393A

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IT Asset and License Manager - Telford - 3 Month Initial Contract

My client, a large Public Sector client based in Telford are looking to hire an IT Asset and License Manager to start in January 2018. The role can offer a competitive daily rate and the client are keen to move very quickly.

Role Purpose:

  • To manage the daily and long-term strategic management of software and technology related hardware assets within the organisation
  • Co-ordinate the planning, monitoring and recording of software and/or hardware licenses to ensure compliance with vendor contracts is maintained
  • Assist in forming procurement strategies for license and compliance spend across the organisation and ensure best practice is applied and issues escalated where applicable
  • Develop, implement and review process and procedures for tracking assets (hardware and software)
  • Oversee Hardware quality control and re-appropriation activities to ensure best ROI

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining, governing and evolving the IT Asset management and License compliance activities.
  • Responsible for establishing policies and processes for the end to end life cycle management of all IT assets
  • Develop strategies and relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the business is gaining the best opportunity from IT Asset Management
  • Manage all software licenses, warranties, maintenance agreements and vendor contracts against installations to ensure the company's 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 and assets throughout the product life cycle (hardware and software)
  • Monitor and analyse trends throughout out software and hardware assets and report on spend and attribution across the organisation where required
  • Ensure all asset management tools are used appropriately and make recommendations where appropriate for system enhancements
  • Responsible for communicating industry best practice in order to establish workable benchmarks for managing IT assets
  • Effectively communicate asset management strategies to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner
  • Where possible look to standardise and lower total costs of ownership for both hardware and software assets

Required Experience:

  • BCS/ISEB Certification in SAM Essentials
  • ITIL Service Management Foundation Certificate would be good to see from candidates.
  • Candidates should also have at least 3 years' experience within a ITAM/SAM function.
  • Experience of working within an asset management team Management or Project Management role within a process driven matrix managed organisation
  • Knowledge of software asset management practices and processes in line with ISO19770-1, including Implementing and managing SAM processes and procedures
  • Expert Licensing knowledge and product use rights (including complex vendors)
  • Working with or for a Managed Service Provider
  • Exposure to IT procurement and commercial contracts
  • Ideally experienced with the use and implementation of any of the following toolsets: Snow, SCCM, Scalable, Axios, Blade Logic
  • You must be able to demonstrate clear experience in creating effective License positions for desktop and data centre vendors and have Licensing experience with at least 3 of the following software vendors: Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Symantec, Oracle, Citrix , VMware, IBM
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