Job type full-time
Full job description
Cdm smith is looking for a senior it asset management specialist to administer all components of the software lifecycle management process including sourcing, procurement, planning, budgeting, compliance, and auditThis includes gathering business requirements, reviewing our current software environment, and working closely with business partners to establish, maintain and report on a comprehensive software asset management function.
As a part of the team, you’ll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal business partners and suppliers.
Manage a portfolio of fit-for-purpose engineering applications as well as commercial off the shelf products.
Administer the software asset management database.
Define, maintain, and update policies and procedures for effective software asset life cycle management (acquisition, deployment, utilization, decommissioning, reallocation, and disposal).
Analyze complex software license agreements and deployments, along with business requirements, to provide license optimization advice.
Conduct research of it products and services vendors for sourcing and selection purposesInterview vendors, evaluate proposals, and make recommendations.
Negotiate contracts for new products and renewals.
Develop best practices and standard guidelines for license management for various software and saas products.
Organize departmental projects including assigning work to project team members and evaluating resultsProvide daily guidance and training to other staff members.
Prepare and place purchase orders.
Develop and manage cost data and other related reporting.
5 years related experience
Domestic and/or international travel may be requiredThe frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.
Skills and abilities
Proficiency with microsoft office with strong excel skills.
Intermediate knowledge of software or hardware contracts and their likely cost implications through the asset life cycle.
Intermediate ability to understand key concepts.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Advanced ability to communicate and work well with technology staff, business stakeholders, management and vendors.
Advanced ability to use finance and procurement processes, policies and systems.
Experience in software asset management including software license analysis.
Experience with software asset management tool administration.
Expertise in software contracts and their likely cost implications through the asset life cycle.
Demonstrated understanding of license and subscription model variations.
Innovative and self-motivated to improve processes.
Strong vendor management skills.
Excellent ability to manage multiple competing priorities and flexibility to adjust to changing requirements.
Ability to help team members and customers embrace policies and procedures.
Ability to quickly grasp and explain technological and business concepts.
Proficient use of procurement system such as oracle or sap.
Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions.
Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts.
Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently.
Accurate and precise attention to detail.
Goal-oriented, organized team player.
Amount of travel required
We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and growWe strive to create a challenging and progressive work environmentWe provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clientsCdm smith is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Background check and drug testing information
Cdm smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etcAs well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positionsIn addition, cdm smith may conduct drug testing for designated positionsBackground checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the united statesThe timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the united states will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interviewCdm smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant`s criminal historyIf this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal historyCriminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidateIn addition, during employment individuals may be required by cdm smith or a cdm smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.
All vendors must have a signed cdm smith placement agreement from the cdm smith recruitment center manager to receive payment for your placementVerbal or written commitments from any other member of the cdm smith staff will not be considered binding termsAll unsolicited resumes sent to cdm smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of cdm smith recruiting center team (rct) will be considered property of cdm smithCdm smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.
Cdm smith employment type
Visa sponsorship available
No - we will not support sponsorship, i.eH-1b or tn visas for this position