Veterans Preferred - Software Asset Manager
Location: New York
Posted on: September 20, 2023
Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - WPP is the creative
transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build
better futures for our people, planet, clients, and
Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than
109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters
in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major
We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through
an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and
WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's
biggest companies and organisations - from Ford, Unilever and
P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the
FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30
and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg
Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on
WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, the world's largest
communications services group. As a creative transformation
company, WPP is helping its clients transform the future through
extraordinary work. WPP IT is an integral part of that journey and
we are proud to provide technology for some of the world's most
Why we're hiring:
At WPP, technology is at the heart of everything we do, and it is
WPP IT's mission to enable everyone to collaborate, create and
thrive. WPP IT is undergoing a significant transformation to
modernise ways of working, shift to cloud and micro-service-based
architectures, drive automation, digitise colleague and client
experiences and deliver insight from WPP's petabytes of data.
As we progress on this journey, we need to establish a new and
refreshed IT Asset Management backbone to our technology
organisation to support our transformation. You will be responsible
to operate the Software Asset Management (SAM) practice, so that we
are able to optimise our asset base and manage/reduce risk. The
ITAM function is responsible for deploying and enforce best
practice on the IT E2E asset lifecycle.
What you'll be doing:
--- Define strategy and produce effective license positions, risk
and forecast positions for major software vendors.
--- Lead engagement with technology teams to turn asset trends,
asset performance and asset requirements into decision aiding data
for contract managers at renewal or true up events
--- Define and implement a centralized knowledge base for managed
--- Chair cross function, cross company vendor governance meetings.
C-level stakeholder management
--- Define and deploy new SAM processes across a continually
shifting estate involving multiple IT teams and platforms
--- Lead a continuous improvement approach to running SAM activity
--- Lead strategic approach for risk management and licence
--- Define and own the risk management process: identify and assist
business owners with managing software contract risks, report
non-compliance. Provide risk mitigation recommendations and drive
--- Identify software cost optimisation opportunities and lead the
projects to achieve software savings, working closely with
--- Drive the compliant use of WPP's software contracts through
educating colleagues, enforcing policies, and monitoring adherence
--- Work with procurement, finance and legal on contract renewals
and new purchases.
Who you'll be working with:
The Software Asset Manager will report to the Software Asset
Management Lead, and liaise with various global teams across IT,
procurement, finance and legal.
What you'll need:
Qualification Requirements (Desirable)
--- Degree in engineering, computer science, finance or equivalent
(i.e. MBA) desirable but not essential
--- Minimum 7-10 years working in an Software Asset Management role
--- Minimum 5-7 years working with ITAM or CMDB tools
--- Strong experience and background in Software Asset Management
disciplines and ITIL
--- Expertise in end-to-end SAM ownership for vendors such as IBM,
Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, VMware
--- Demonstrable experience of license modelling in datacentre,
virtualised and end user environments
--- High competency in SAM data modelling and a deep bias towards
data-driven decision making
--- Knowledge and hands-on experience with IT asset management
tools, ServiceNow and CMDB.
--- Expert communicator with a track record of operating,
partnering with and influencing business stakeholders and ability
to translate technical information to a non-technical audience
--- Ability to operate in a fast-paced organizational
transformation and able to navigate and champion change across
organisational / geographical complexity.
--- Excellent organizational skills: detail-oriented, thorough,
dependable, and trustworthy, with a positive attitude
--- C- level stakeholder management
Who you are:
You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the
free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We
are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of
You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity,
technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our
clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with
conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.
You're extraordinary: We are stronger together: through
collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and
pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.
What we'll give you:
Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that
do extraordinary work.
Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create,
influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in
Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity
to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the
The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting
is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on
job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of
responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a
competitive benefits package, go to
https://wpp.mobi/WPP-US-BENEFITS for more details.
$75,000 - $180,000 USD
WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for
all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief,
sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status,
military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation,
gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in
creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and
inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to
help us achieve that goal.
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