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Software Asset Management Specialist - Commercial Operations

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Information Technology
Date:  09-Jun-2021

Software Asset Management Specialist - Commercial Operations - GIS

 

About Commercial Operations

 

Group IS Commercial Operations provides all services required to align Group IS finances, risk, governance, asset management, programme management, catalogues and resourcing to the needs of internal clients and group governance requirements.

 

Key Purpose

The Software Asset Management Specialist (SAM) will be employed to effectively manage, control and ensure protection of the software within the Discovery and partner companies. This role will fall under the Global Software Licensing team.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

 

Primary Functions

  • Build and maintain the Flexera SAM Database and ensure that all software licenses and user/systems allocations are kept up to date.
  • Facilitate the business’ needs for ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on Software by ensuring that maintenance, support and upgrade protection renewals are managed/handled/ordered in advance of their expiration.
  • Conduct detailed software inventories on a periodic basis to determine the exact number of software consumption, comparing this information with the number of licenses purchased analyze and report on this.
  • Respond to requests from end users, managers, developers, and team members for specific IT Software Asset Management data information.

 

Secondary Functions

  • Focuses on balancing the number of software licenses purchased with the number of actual licenses consumed or used
  • Reduce software and support costs by negotiating volume contract agreements and eliminating or reallocating underutilized software licenses
  • Work with SRMT to improve worker productivity by deploying the right kinds of technology more quickly and reliably
  • Limit overhead associated with managing and supporting software by streamlining and/or automating IT processes (such as inventory tracking, software deployment, issue tracking)
  • Establish ongoing policies and procedures surrounding the acquisition, documentation, deployment, usage and retirement of software in an effort to recognize long-term benefits of SAM

 

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment, outgoing and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work according to project deadlines, under pressure and cope with a highly stressful environment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex infrastructure related problems
  • Mature, optimistic, energetic and positive
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Self-motivated , self-thinker and pro-active
  • Deadline driven and willing to work overtime when necessary
  • Sound work ethics
  • Strong Document, Reporting and Data Analysis skills
  • Value driven – Urgency, Integrity

 

Education and Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience in an enterprise environment
  • 3-5 years’ experience with Software licensing, procurement
  • 2+ years' experience using a Software Asset Management tool
  • 2 years’ experience using IT Asset Management and Discovery Tools
     

Beneficial Qualifications & Experience

  • Undergrad qualification in Software compliance and Audit
  • ITIL 4 knowledge – preferred

Experience in IBM Software Licence Management – Preferred

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY   
                             
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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