The Supplier EcoSystem Services (SES) maintains a global Software Asset Management (SAM) team accountable for targeted optimization of complex, high value software contracts which underpin our business.
SES seeks an, experienced Software Licensing specialist to help us drive the maximum value from these contracts. Reporting to the Global SAM Asset Manager, working both independently and within a wider team of SAM and licensing experts, the successful candidate will be directly involved with some of the largest most complex software licensing contracts in the world, across a wide range of global class vendors.
Many of EY’s key client offerings leverage complex software contracts. As well as traditional perpetual licensing with maintenance, you will be involved with a wide variety of cloud subscription services (Azure and many others), complex infrastructure licensing scenarios, client integrated licensing assessments, usage tracking activities and more.
The successful candidate will need to handle licensing related matters, but also to define and be part of various governance and SAM process initiatives as part of an integrated team, including finance, procurement and technical personnel.
The role will require occasional travel, in country and internationally including India, US, UK or other destinations.
Your key responsibilities
You will assist in the delivery and management of all aspects of Software License Management, such as governance design, process definition, discovery, usage tracking, reporting, audit response, compliance validation, renewal, cost recovery modelling,
You will assist in the occasional audit response projects, both internally and from Vendors, requiring good commercial awareness as well as subject matter depth
You will work closely with the Finance team to influence internal chargeback design and administration and collaborate to provide appropriate license spend forecasts.
You will assist with the software License Position assessment and development as part of a team of an Effective License Position (ELP) & 12 Month Renewal Plan for a considerable number of software contracts
Identifying cost savings and optimization opportunities for various software vendors.
Skills and attributes for success
To qualify for the role, you must have
Proven abilities to manage server software licensing models and product use rights across major software vendors.
Experience in working with high-value software contracts with vendors such as Microsoft , IBM, Adobe and Oracle
Experience working with IT asset management systems and IT asset discovery technologies
Solid experience in contract negotiation and management
Some experience in Cloud consumption management, ability to identify cost saving opportunities and optimization
Enough technical understanding to support all licensing models
Ideally, you’ll also have
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications and product user rights
Recognized professional qualifications such as : ITILv3; CITAM; CSAM
Big 4 experience and training
At least three years’ experience in the delivery of Software License reviews / audits
Experience of working internationally
What we look for
To be successful in this role, you must be an intelligent self-starter with a positive can-do attitude who takes ownership and responsibility of their work
You should be able to work effectively in a home / remote office environment
You should enjoy learning new things in a rapid changing international environment with many deliverables and competing priorities and stakeholders
You will be someone willing to constructively challenge, yet reach a positive balance with EY’s best interests at the core of your decision making
You should have truly excellent communication skills, able to confidently and concisely communicate with a wide range of people, roles and seniorities
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer :
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you