Software Licensing Manager

Ref: ZR_6333_JOB  ·  Posted on 29 July 2021

Introduction

Our client is looking for a dynamic, experienced, and high performing Software Licence Manager to work within its Cyber & Intelligence business. Reporting into the Strategic Projects Service Design Lead, this is a high-profile role, demanding excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy, drive, and stamina. The work location will primarily be based at Customer Sites with frequent visits to other company sites in the UK.

The Software Licence Manager will be part of the engineering team and will be required to work closely with the Commercial and Subcontract Management Teams. The candidate will have appropriate commercial experience and working knowledge of software procurement and vendor engagement.

Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for the management of the end-to-end lifecycle of the software renewal process
  • Liaison between all internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all requests are completed within given timescales and in accordance with business policy
  • Coordinate with project, engineering and commercial teams to maintain knowledge on all licensing requirements
  • Central point of contact for all software, licensing and support contract queries – to maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure a streamlined renewals process
  • Manage and evaluate all regulations and legislations for licensing and to ensure compliance with Our client and Government procedures
  • Technical advisor during contract negotiations with suppliers/vendors/resellers and working with the Commercial Team ensuring that all of the correct agreements are put in place
  • Proactively maintain knowledge on all licencing compliance matters and provide recommendations for programme Leadership Team
  • Provision of management information for management and customer meetings
  • Coordinate with Control Account Manager and assist in forecast of spend profiles in line with our client financial control
  • Analyse and recommend improvements to all internal procedures related to software procurement
  • To assist with the identification of the risks, issues and opportunities associated with the programme
  • Liaise with the Configuration Management Team to ensure correct Configuration Items and version data is entered into CMDB. Act as the interface between the Renewals Team and the Configuration Management Lead to ensure that the CMDB is accurate and up to date
  • Manages the receipt, issue, control and accounting of all software asset
  • Supporting the Customer bid process and Change Proposals by the provision of licencing information relevant to the development of Bill of Materials and software licencing aspects
  • Updates to and verification of software publishers licensing portals
Skills & experience
  • Engineering industry background in IT Service Provision is essential, coupled with commercial experience in procurement activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable application of relevant supply chain management methodologies and toolsets
  • An influencer and ability to communicate at all levels within the stakeholder community
  • Strong organisers who can maintain focus on assigned tasking to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet all given Service Management targets
  • Willingness to travel in the UK and overseas

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation qualification
  • Significant experience working within the integrated supply chain field with exposure to building relationships with suppliers
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