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IT Consultancy



Closing Date

2021-01-22 00:00:00


Senior Software Asset Management Consultant

  • About Us


    At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.


    Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.


    We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.






    Your role in the team

    As a member of the global Service Asset and Configuration Management team (SACM) within Allstate’s Compute Services division, you will be responsible for driving key deliverables both for strategic initiatives and operational support activities for the Software Asset Management team.

    Reporting to a Senior Delivery lead, you will ensure the implementation of pragmatic and best practice solutions for Software Asset Management (SAM) to enable optimized execution of the SAM delivery plan. In addition to engaging with global stakeholders, the consultant will work across multiple workstreams to collaborate on SAM related operational activities and integrations.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to fulfil a key, hands-on role in a global team using industry-leading technologies to enable strategic solutions to reduce information technology (IT) costs and limit business and legal risk related to the ownership and use of software while maximizing IT responsiveness and end-user productivity. As a Senior consultant you will bring together people, processes, and technology to control and optimize the use of software across the global organization.



    • Maintain software-related information in the SAM tool/repository related to key software vendors, determining license entitlements owned and maintaining compliance with these key software license agreements
    • Contribute to and execute the SAM strategy pro-actively connecting value to strategic stakeholders and initiatives
    • Understand software Product Use Rights and contractual entitlement requirements for software products and publishers (with a specialty in one or more publishers)
    • Organize, research and analyze contracts, purchase records, and other valid software proofs of purchase, to help establish an accurate summary of license entitlements owned
    • Establish and maintain regular processes to review Effective License Positions (evaluating deployments compared to entitlements) for key software vendors (collecting, cleansing and normalize software discovery and inventory information to reflect an accurate view of entitlements held and software deployed)
    • Research and resolve data accuracy issues when and as they arise
    • Review non-compliant situations, as they may arise, and help address as appropriate with relevant parties
    • Execute software compliance audit(s) initiated by software publisher(s) or audit simulations
    • Communicate regularly with stakeholders to understand usage, future demand expectations and planned changes and provide guidance based on software license impact/cost
    • Analyze consumption history and trends to provide guidance to budget owners and procurement regarding projected future requirements
    • Collaborate with procurement to assist in negotiations for purchase of software from the key software suppliers to achieve optimal pricing, terms and conditions
    • Proactively drive continuous improvement – coach/challenge/propose, implement innovations, simplifications, automations and other improvements within SACM maximizing use of techniques, tools to deliver faster, better, smarter outcomes


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
    • Minimum of 5 years’ IT industry experience
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of applied Software Asset Management concepts, governance and practices relating to software asset management, procurement or software sales that has provided a strong knowledge of software licensing
    • Experience in executing Software Asset Management strategy and processes
    • Experience interpreting license and contractual terms/conditions and analyzing purchase records and promoting software license compliance
    • Expert knowledge of SAM tool(s), (e.g. Aspera SmartTrack, Flexera, SNOW, License Dashboard, Microsoft)
    • SCCM, ADDM, Altiris, Microsoft MAP toolkit, ILMT)
    • Main vendor audit experience – IBM, Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Knowledge of CSAM or CAMP
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience interacting with multiple stakeholders throughout the company at all levels (including senior management) and across multiple countries
    • Experience in managing relationships with project stakeholders




    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


    Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


    We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


    We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.


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    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



    The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd January


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