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Designs, develops, modifies, debugs and evaluates programs for functional areas. Analyzes existing programs or formulates logic for new systems, devises logic procedures, prepares flowcharting, performs coding and tests/debugs programs. Prepares and obtains approval of system and programming documentation. Recommends changes in development, maintenance and system standards. Trains users in conversion and implementation of system.
The Main Responsibilities
Gather and understand business and user requirements in support of software purchases and software maintenance renewals
Analyze vendors' software terms and conditions to determine alignment with business and user requirements. Recommend terms and conditions that provide the greatest flexibility now and in the future; ensure that language regarding license counts is clear and measurable
Participate in high-performance negotiation strategy discussion teams with Legal, Sourcing, and client representatives when key licensing terms are involved
Follow internal processes to regularly measure and document software license asset usage
Process requests for desktop productivity software license requests including re-use vs buy decisions
Perform data analysis and verification projects ensure license compliance, help clients get the best pricing, and establish appropriate levels quantities for renewals
Participate in license alignment efforts to conclusion ensuring that the process aligns with contract rights and best practices.
Educate internal clients on the VMO processes for purchasing software and renewing software maintenance
Collaborate within highly interdependent teams and support team efforts to meet business objectives and service levels for desktop productivity software license requests
Implement and influence others to adopt best practices for achieving Software Asset Management objectives; automate tasks to improve efficiency where appropriate
What We Look For in a Candidate
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience required; 4-6 years of related experience
Master's degree preferred; 2+ years of related experience
Preferred experience in contracts, software asset management, asset management tools, and software licensing - especially for desktop software (e.g., Microsoft, Adobe)
Demonstrated negotiation skills through experience with high-value negotiations
Excellent communication skills written, verbal, and presentation skills
Ability to multitask by working in a face paced, constantly changing environment
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with individuals at all levels
Ability to efficiently utilize MS Office Suite of Applications specially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Proven track record of achieving professional goals successfully
What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 251753
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Disclaimer The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.