Software Asset Manager

Technical | Marlow, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, South Coast, Birmingham

Reports to:

SAM Intelligence Practice Lead

Salary:

Competitive plus benefits

Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics or cyber security.

Success. The Softcat way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.

Your Role

Working within the Asset Intelligence Professional Services Team to establish and undertake daily function, technical and business orientated tasks in support of the customer. You and your team will be involved in the management of software acquisition, compliance, maintenance renewals, life cycle planning and costing, whilst forming trusted advisor relationships. You will be expected to utilise an industry leading asset management solution to proactively manage client’s software and hardware estate. You will be expected to conduct agreement entitlement entry/configuration into a licence management solution, whilst providing support to the SLD consultant team.

Responsibilities include gathering data, providing proactive asset optimisation monthly and ad hoc reporting. Reviewing software T&Cs for permitted use within the organisation, and Software T&Cs, agreement, and contract reviews. Working with technology and client stakeholders, collect information for budgeting, software compliance & inventory, contract summaries, and cost comparisons. Whilst assisting the team in compiling reporting, analysis, licensing positions and optimisation reports for multiple software vendors and using your knowledge of software vendors and agreements to proactively drive savings and commercial benefit to the client.
 
What we need from you
  • Previous exposure to software and hardware infrastructure and terminology
  • Significant experience managing a small and high-performing team as a ‘player-manager’
  • Substantial experience of software vendors’ complex licensing models (at least 2 Tier 1 type vendors)
  • Demonstrable experience analysing licensing positions, and identifying optimisation opportunities and agreement renewals
  • Previously worked with Software licence management solutions (Snow Software would be an advantage)
  • You will be expected to obtain a SC Clearance 
Work in a way that works for you
We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns: 
  • Can be located in our Marlow, South Coast, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds – or we are happy to discuss working from home if required but you will be expected to attend the office a number of times a week. Please note this candidate will be expected to travel to the customer site twice a week (based in the West Midlands).
  • This is a FTC - 12 months contract with the potential to be extended 
 
Rewards
 
We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So, whether its activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.
 
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Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.