Software Asset Manager (Client Manager)

Be part of the team that drives our company forward, transforming ideas into real-world tools and platforms that support the business and spur innovation.

North Chicago, IL


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <p>Connection has a fantastic opportunity through our Technical Staffing division for a Software Asset Manager. This is a permanent opportunity for an outstanding company in the healthcare industry.</p> <p>We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Software Asset Manager to join our team. As a Software Asset Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of software assets within our organization. Your primary focus will be on effectively managing software licenses, contracts, compliance, and optimizing software usage. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including IT, procurement, legal, and finance, to ensure proper software asset management practices are followed.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Develop and implement software asset management policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure compliance with software licenses and legal requirements.</li> <li>Maintain an accurate inventory of all software assets, including licenses, contracts, and entitlements.</li> <li>Track and manage software license agreements, ensuring renewals and maintenance are properly executed.</li> <li>Conduct regular audits to verify software installations and license compliance.</li> <li>Collaborate with IT and procurement teams to plan and optimize software purchases and licensing agreements.</li> <li>Monitor and report on software usage and metrics to identify opportunities for cost savings and optimization.</li> <li>Ensure software assets are properly tracked, recorded, and accounted for in asset management systems or tools.</li> <li>Work with vendors and negotiate software contracts and licensing agreements to obtain favorable terms and conditions.</li> <li>Stay up to date with software licensing models, industry trends, and changes in software license agreements.</li> <li>Provide guidance and training to internal stakeholders on software asset management practices and compliance.</li> <li>Assist in resolving software license compliance issues, disputes, and audits.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).</li> <li>Proven experience in software asset management or related roles.</li> <li>Strong understanding of software licensing models, contracts, and compliance requirements.</li> <li>Familiarity with software asset management tools and systems.</li> <li>Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.</li> <li>Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.</li> <li>Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.</li> <li>Knowledge of ITIL or other asset management frameworks is a plus.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="iCIMS_JobOptions">&nbsp;</div> <div class="iCIMS_PageFooter">&nbsp;</div>