Software Asset Manager Job Description

Software Asset Manager Job Description

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Software asset manager provides expertise on Software Asset Management life cycle; including analyzing and redesigning Software Asset Management process, software requests, license pooling/checks, deployment and retirement.

Software Asset Manager Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective software asset manager job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included software asset manager job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide oversight and leadership to technology operations team(s)
Delegate work to ensure effective execution of team/function deliverables
Ensure knowledge transfer and cross-training of team(s) to effectively support the business
Develop and maintain a high-performing team(s) through effective hiring, vendor partner management, coaching and performance management
Champion policies and standards
Manage software assets as they relate to the ITAM lifecycle for assigned portfolio of products/services and geographies, working towards consistent global coverage and responsibility
Analyze large volume of software entitlement and deployment data
Build and manage complex licensing models and optimize our license usage based on key license drivers (headcount, volume)
Evaluate licensing options, named versus processor licensing, on premise versus cloud, owned versus SAAS, and provide recommendations
Report on external spend with suppliers of technology labor, software and hardware services

Software Asset Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Software Asset Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SAM, IAITAM, ITIL, ITAM, CSAM, ISO, CITAM, CHAMP, CAMP, II

Education for Software Asset Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the software asset manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Computer Science, Business, Technical, Education, Finance, Business/Administration, Information Technology, Management, Information Systems, Engineering

Skills for Software Asset Manager

Desired skills for software asset manager include:

IBM
Oracle
Asset management principles to assisting in the development and maintenance of effective asset management processes
Procedures and metrics
Relational data base design and SQL
Software publishers' licensing models and software deployment and use rights
Symantec
SAP
Adobe
Engineering & Technology application tools

Desired experience for software asset manager includes:

Occasionally lead negotiations of large complex contracts
Managing the Software Asset and Sourcing Management team (6 FTEs)
This role is required to document and maintain the optimal asset management life-cycle for the bank's IT assets
Serve and ensure management best practices for all asset types and processes are managed and sustained throughout the life-cycle
Working closely with the various IT groups responsible for various IT Assets
Advise management of best practices to optimize existing assets while reducing risks

Software Asset Manager Examples

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Software Asset Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of software asset manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for software asset manager
  • Review and approve Software License Management processes and procedures
  • Maintain software standards, validated product lists, and maintenance contracts within the asset management database
  • Coordinate software license and maintenance agreement reviews
  • Manage life cycle of software assets from identification, requisition ordering, inventory, installation, maintenance to disposal
  • Identify, document, and report license compliance issues by Government end-users and recommend solutions to resolve issues
  • Provide reports of asset management audit results and upon Government approval, implement asset management remediation plan for asset management deficiencies
  • Provide inquiry and reporting access into the asset management System for all assets and input, maintain, update, track and report on all SIE assets throughout the asset life cycle
  • Maintain the accuracy of the data in the SIE Asset Management System according to Service Level Agreements
  • Update asset records related to all approved Change activities
  • NGA software license management that supports mission generated requirements and maximizes cost savings to the Government
Qualifications for software asset manager
  • This role will also represent the Bank's IT for any internal or external audits
  • The forming of procurement strategies to optimize software license spends across Elsevier
  • Establish and maintain a process/framework for tracking, maintenance and support of licenses and assets including ongoing control and governance along with robust communication to appropriate Elsevier teams
  • Drive and ensure Elsevier compliance with legislative and contractual requirements
  • Manage and coordinate audits by software publishers to ensure minimal financial impact for Elsevier
  • At least 2 years of experience in direct people management
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Software Asset Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of software asset manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for software asset manager
  • Providing software asset management to include licenses, contracts, software licensing agreements, software inventory management, supporting license usage, modeling, optimization, in support of the NGA
  • Usage of NGA requirement, contracting, financial, and asset management tools to support software licensing procurement, inventory, and usage The contractors shall support the NGA TIS/SAM office to ensure a cohesive agency-wide effort to the total acquisition lifecycle of software in NGA
  • Software Procurement Support
  • Oversees the daily and long term strategic management of software and technology related hardware within the organization
  • Plans, monitors, and records software and/or hardware licenses to ensure compliance with vendor contracts
  • Develops and implements procedures for tracking company assets to oversee quality control throughout their lifecycles
  • Works with senior management and vendor management functions to review technology resources (hardware/software), expenses, and vendor purchase agreements
  • Establishes procedures for determining hardware and software system requirements
  • Assists procurement, financial, and legal departments in analyzing budgets, proposals, and vendor contracts for acquisition, monitoring, and compliance of hardware/software assets
  • Oversees development and maintenance of tracking system for all hardware/software assets in order to maintain an accurate inventory and accounting of all assets and their components
Qualifications for software asset manager
  • IT background (at least good technical understanding of IT services)
  • Experience in „service delivery“ and multicultural environment
  • Accountability, ability to take challenges
  • Experience from Asset Management or Software development environment
  • Experience with implementation of Agile techniques and SCRUM
  • Experience with leadership of Software developers
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Software Asset Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of software asset manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for software asset manager
  • Develop software license management strategies across various functions and business units, in collaboration with management and stakeholders
  • Conduct and lead software asset reconciliation and audit activities
  • May lead technology-related sourcing events and renewals as needed
  • Assist Service Delivery in IT Asset Refresh planning, IT planning, and purchasing
  • Manage customer / 3rd party queries on the state of the Assets / CIs
  • Lead all internal and external software licensing audits, analyze results and provide corrective action plans to senor mgt
  • Represent IT in all vendor contract negations, maintenance renewals, RFP’s and ongoing vendor relationship management
  • Manage the Software and Hardware Asset lifecycle from acquisition to disposal
  • Conduct quarterly inventory audit and develop processes and procedures to ensure accuracy
  • Work with key internal leads for M&A and divestures on hardware / software requirements
Qualifications for software asset manager
  • ITIL Foundations Certificate
  • Drive - motivated by challenges, responding positively to them
  • Experience with office productivity tools
  • Strong information monitoring and analysis comprehension of business metrics
  • Familiarity with asset management software and/or inventory tracking systems, such as HP Asset Center or Altiris
  • Degree or equivalent working experience in computer science, management information systems, or a related field
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Software Asset Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of software asset manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for software asset manager
  • Additional related responsibilities as required
  • Aware of market trends and new developments in the specific markets and Life Science industry vertical
  • Compile and maintain inventory of company software licensing assets for the purpose of tracking their corresponding compliance
  • Ensure that any new software deployed follows established software license management processes
  • Work with IT management and procurement team to optimize software licensing agreements, identify potential savings areas, manage software product contracts, and create automated processes to facilitate software procurement/deployment
  • Advise and define license recommendations that support business goals, in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s business executives, IT leadership, and end users regarding pertinent licensing activities and best practices
  • Own the go to market strategy and positioning as it relates to Direct for Asset Managers in Australia
  • Work with a cross-functional team including sales to drive focused sales activity
  • Act as the senior level, subject matter expert in the sales process and come to a better understanding of how clients use Direct
Qualifications for software asset manager
  • This role is also responsible for oversight of the main inventory location in San Ramon ensuring assets are managed in a secure environment within the inventory management group
  • Lead product marketing programs such that sales teams and partner organizations are properly informed about product details, messaging, sales tools and collateral, pricing, and release schedules
  • Develop compelling product messaging and cascade it into all product marketing deliverables and thought leadership programs
  • Work closely with a customer success team and our customers to develop customer relationships and build a portfolio of happy customers that can be used as Sales references and public Case Studies
  • 5+ years of experience in product marketing or product management – including experience with Software Asset Management
  • Excellent people skills to interact with staff, colleagues, cross-functional teams, partners, and customers
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Software Asset Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of software asset manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for software asset manager
  • Work collaboratively with the Australian and global product and solutions teams and senior country leadership to develop, define and prioritise requirements for our Direct for Asset Manager offering in Australia, which closes the gap between market needs and current capabilities
  • In close coordination with marketing, support the creation of pre-sales marketing and sales material for Direct - brochures, presentation and other materials to support sales
  • Monitor the pipeline and forecasting for Direct for Asset Managers in Australia in coordination with sales and country leadership
  • Administer the tools and technologies as required to support recording of license entitlement and re-harvesting
  • Respond to queries on entitlement, process and governance via the compliance mailbox
  • Support vendor entitlement audits as required
  • Govern and support the processes for SACM and SAM
  • Be responsible for implementing service asset management policy and standards governing and ensuring maintenance and integrity of the service asset and configuration information including Items required to deliver technology service, including their relationships within a Configuration Management Database
  • Gather all of the license entitlements
  • Gather all of the software installation data
Qualifications for software asset manager
  • ITIL experience and certifications would be a plus
  • Working knowledge of ITIL v3 and ISO 19770
  • Experience of working with a SAM function
  • SAM process and tool knowledge
  • Experience working with SAM tools and technology
  • Experience working with desktop, Windows and UNIX server software licensing

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