Software Licensing Manager (Contract)

Sopra Steria
Bratton, Telford
£500.00 - £550.00 p/d
17 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Sopra Steria Recruitment is working in partnership with a major public sector client in the UK. We are currently recruiting Software Licensing Manager to be based out of Telford for an initial period of 6 months with possible extension.

Job Title: Software Licensing Manager

Location: Telford

Contract Length: 6 months with possible extension.

The Maximum Daily Rate: £550 per day max

Inside IR35.

Minimum Requirement:

Looking at compliance around the software licences

How to identify all licensing across the state - software inventory tool

Proof of purchase etc

Entitlement - making sure they comply with the vendors agreements

Software asset management - need vendor experience - tier 1 types like: Microsoft/Adobe/etc

Not overly technical position - understanding the licensing complexities of those vendors - licencing knowledge is ESSENTIAL

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 beneficial.
  • 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 identification 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 life cycle.
  • 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.
  • Be responsible for communicating industry best practice to the organisation in order to establish workable benchmarks for managing software assets.
  • Effectively communicate SAM strategies to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.
  • Where possible look to standadise and lower total costs of ownership for software assets.

Specialist Knowledge:
  • BCS/ISEB Certification in SAM Essentials
  • ITIL Service Management Foundation Certificate

Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited acts as both an employment business and as an employment agency.

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via Call/Email.

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