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Software Asset Manager - Execution

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

Helping over ten million people around the world manage their savings, retirement plans and life insurance requires a lot of people behind-the-scenes. It's up to us in L&G Group functions - which includes our tech and digital teams, Group Finance, HR, Risk and Corporate Comms to provide the essential support services that all areas of the business need, here in the UK and overseas. Simply put, we enable everyone at Legal & General to do what they do best. That means we're helping to improve our customers' lives, and contributing to the success of the business every day.

Job Description

Your role at a glance

Would you like the opportunity to join a growing Software Asset Management team in a FTSE 100 business?

Due to exciting growth, we are pleased to announce an opportunity for a commercially minded and self-sufficient individual, with Software Asset Management experience, to join our Supplier Management function as a Software Asset Manager - Execution.

In this exciting role you'll be responsible for managing Software Asset estate for the Group across assigned business unit(s), to ensure risk mitigation and commercial opportunities across licenced software products are achieved. You'll work to ensure compliance with licencing terms and entitlement through interaction with stakeholders within IT, the wider business and relevant 3rd parties. Finally, you'll support the SAM Lead with compliance to the Software Usage policy and procedures to ensure they are up to date, fit for purpose and available across the group to the wider IT community.

This is a rare opportunity to join a team going through an exciting period of growth. You'll have lots of autonomy and variety with your day-to-day work, giving you a sense of ownership, and the freedom to be curious and bring new ideas to the table.

What you'll be doing
  • Manage software entitlement ensuring all inventories and changes are managed robustly and in compliance with licencing terms and policies always. Actively engage with stakeholder community to ensure that risks and opportunities are understood and actioned appropriately.
  • Implement improvements to the performance of the existing and potential software base, to drive innovation in processes, reduce costs through decommissioning unused software, reduce risks, improve performance, and stimulate competition between qualified suppliers.
  • Maintain and build business relationships with Software Asset Management, aligned Supplier Relationship Managers, Sourcing Managers and Legal and General partners involved in the delivery of Software Asset Management Services to ensure that optimal pricing and deployment models are secured and service KPIs are met
  • Represent SAM team across allocated IT teams and business units. To work with Procurement and SRM community to avoid overlap, maintain interworking opportunities, and best practise application.
  • Ensure all Asset Management activity is carried out in line with the company's consumer duty accountability.

What we're looking for

To be successful in this role, you'll be a self-starter, that enjoys take ownership of your work. You'll be working with a variety of stakeholders so your adaptability and communication skills will be key. There's a lot of opportunity in this role to work with data, so a data driven approach and an interest in data analytics would be highly beneficial.

Here's some of the experience and skills that we'd love to see:
  • Experience of working in a Software Asset Management function or equivalent IT team.
  • Experience of building relationships with key stakeholders and peers across organisational boundaries.
  • Good knowledge of techniques to optimise licensing and deployment in order to mitigate risk and deliver savings and efficiencies
  • Experience in supporting policy and process changes in relation to software asset management
  • Basic understanding contract law sufficiently to be able to identify risks, gaps and opportunities and to be able to ensure software license compliance (desirable)
  • Experience with Service Now would be highly beneficial.
Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we'll commit to you too. That means we'll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you'll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, 27 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We're also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of - both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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