Software Asset Management Consultant

Category: Project Management
Main location: United Kingdom, UK Wide - Various, UK Wide - Various
Position ID: J0422-3478
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Discover where complex meets meaningful as a Software Asset Management Consultant in our Advisory Services team. You will be part of a team that combines subject matter and technical expertise with business understanding, providing our clients with the insights to build next generation IT services and operating models.

Help tackle once-in-a-generation challenges across the public and private sector. Work alongside clients as we shape the future of how fundamental technologies connect and transform the user experience in the UK.

CGI was voted ‘Best Workplace’ by Great Place To Work in 2021, and offers a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3% + 3% matching) which makes you a member, not just an employee.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

As a Software Asset Management Consultant, you will work alongside a wide variety of clients to support them with service solutions throughout the software lifecycle management. We are now seeking to develop a small team of specialists within the practice that will focus specifically on the adoption of SAM as an ongoing business practise:

• Validating the customers current SAM strategy,
• Assessing the operating model and process framework to implement it,
• Verifying the design of new solutions,
• Reviewing and assessing transition plans, developing new plans where needed
• Supporting the acceptance into service (transition to operations)
• Support the on-going development of SAM offerings, identifying Business Development opportunities to drive SAM services sales growth
• Provide input into consultancy bids – proposal writing, solution design, costing
• Carry out assignments on client sites to augment their SAM capability for a
specific project, such as tooling validation and implementation
• Process design, workflow simulation, performance improvements and helping to define key roles
and responsibilities as part of target operating model design
• Continually develop and improve our consultancy tools and process collateral

We draw on practical experience – our own and from CGI’s delivery to a broad client base – and use real world examples and operational subject matter experts to underpin our messages and recommendations.

Key technology / process areas include:

• Software Asset Management
• Complex Licensing models across Tier 1 and Tier 2 Software Publishers
• Discovery and Entitlements to perform reconciliations
• Software Compliance engagements
• SAM Discovery Tools implementation and ratification of outputs

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Required
• In depth knowledge and understanding of Software Asset Management Processes and Principles.
• Being able to work with customers, suppliers and technical staff to support the end to end clear understanding of a client’s Licensing position and supporting them in mitigating both financial and legal risk.
• In depth working knowledge of software licensing across Tier 1 Software Publishers
• Ability to compile accurate Effective Licensing Positions (ELP) across multiple Software Publishers in association with reporting from multiple data sources.
• Experience of IT Asset Management discovery tools (e.g. SCCM, Flexera, Snow)
• Have exceptional communication and presentation skills covering both technical and business
concepts to bring the client on a transformation journey

Desired
• IT Asset Management or Software Asset Management qualification or significant progress towards the qualification
• Experience of the SAM Maturity Assessment process to assess client issues and present on key challenges and recommendations.
• Experience of the monetisation of the step changes within the SAM Maturity Assessment process to help deliver ROI to the customer

Skills:

  • Asset Management
  • Communications Management
  • ITIL
  • Leadership
  • DevOps

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.