• Software Asset Management License Consultant

    Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire -Milton Keynes
    Requisition ID
    2017-1253
    Category
    Information Technology
  • About SHI

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    Innovative Solutions. World Class Support.

     

    Headquartered in Somerset, NJ, SHI International Corp. has transformed itself from a $1 million “software-only” regional reseller into a $7.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Privately-held and under the guidance of its current ownership since 1989, SHI has experienced tremendous growth in size and scope. Its organic growth and over two decades of stability are a direct result of backing a highly-skilled, tenured sales force with software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists and certified IT services professionals.

    SHI offers custom IT solutions for every aspect of your environment from software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, mobility and IT asset management.
    SHI supports their clients from over 30 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France and Hong Kong. SHI’s goal is to foster long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships with its customers and partners, every day.

     

    What SHI Can Offer:

    • Work in an up-beat, creative, and fun environment
    • Ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth; and development due to our strong 'promote from within' philiosophy
    • Supportive Management and Leadership

    Job Summary

    The Software Asset Management (SAM) License Consultant’s role is to work with SHI’s customers to assist them in understanding their Software Environment. The SAM License Consultant will join the SHI ITAM/SAM team and will utilize SHI’s best practice procedures, tools and people to assist our customers in controlling their software costs as well as the associated legal and financial risks. The SAM License Consultant will be based in our Milton Keynes office. It is expected that this role will require occasional travel both nationally and internationally.
     
    The SAM License Consultant will:

    • Engage Sales, Licensing, Customers, and Software Manufacturers to help customers collect, organize, and manage customers’ licensed software assets.
    • Organize, normalize and analyze customers’ contract and purchase information to maintain an accurate and complete summary of licenses.
    • Help customers collect, organize, and analyze install/usage information to establish an accurate and complete summary of license requirements. 
    • Reconcile the licensing (and the Product Use Rights, rules, allowances, etc. they embody) with install/usage data.
    • Communicate accurate and relevant conclusions to customers across the entire life-cycle of a SAM project.

    Responsibilities/Job Function

    The successful candidate will be expected to understand all aspects of the software life-cycle – from licensing to purchasing to deployment to decommissioning. 

    • Execute all License Consultant tasks according to the project plans of all assigned customer  engagements.
    • Analyze purchase records and other entitlement information (including contracts, EULAs, EAs, PURs etc.)
    • Research and understand Product Use Rights, license allowances, and contractual entitlements for software products and manufacturers (with a specialty in one or more manufacturers)
    • Assists customers in the collection, cleanse/normalization, and management of software discovery and inventory information.
    • Participate and lead in customer communications across the entire life-cycle of a SAM project.  This includes producing and presenting intermediate, analytical, and final results and assuring projects are conducted and closed to the satisfaction of all parties.
    • Collects and manages SAM-related information from SHI, customers, and software manufacturers
    • Ensures all SAM projects are conducted professionally, ethically, and in a manner consistent with SHI quality standards

    Qualifications/Minimum Skills Required

    Technical Skills:  

    The successful candidate will be experienced in one or more of the major vendors of either Wintel or Data Centre technology and hold some associated accreditations. If the accreditations are not currently held the successful candidate will be required to study and pass accreditations within a short period of commencing the role. SHI are seeking a well-rounded experienced SAM License Consultant and therefore we welcome all other relevant skills and experience.

    •         Strong entrepreneurial spirit
    •         Good research skills and the ability to manage details
    •         Some experience with software installation and software inventory systems
    •         Good communication skills
    •         A second language (preferably French) will be an advantage
    •         Excellent organization and time management skills
    •         Ability to stay self-motivated and self-directed
    •         Willingness to adapt to changing business and technical priorities
    •         Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-performance team environment

     

    Preferred, but NOT essential skills:

     

    • French Language Proficiency
    • Knowledge and experience managing Microsoft SPLA agreements
    • Experience using SQL and large dataset

     


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