Software Asset Management Associate

Job Description Summary: Job ID: 6476 - FT - Unclassified (salaried) Under general direction, assist with organizational/divisional contract and license procurement.  Assist with vendor selection, evaluation, and vendor relationship management.  Communicate and train users on best practices for procurement, contract negotiation, asset management.     Duties/Physical Demands: Assist with the execution of software and license quotes, contracts and purchases Monitor software and license allocation against contracted levels and proactively address gaps Analyze software assets deployed through the organization/university, analyze license usage and monitor compliance Maintain database of products including vendors, product information, services, contracts and forecasting annual costs. Anticipate software and/or business changes that may impact licensing or contractual agreements Research, analyze and recommend alternate licensing models for trends which may impact the organization Assist with vendor evaluation/selection, including drafting RFP/RFQ/RFI in accordance with established guidelines of University procurement policies and state guidelines Assist with the negotiation of vendor solutions for adherence to accessibility requirements set forth by AccessMU Assist with the establishment and implementation of vendor management standards by ensuring contracts are fully leveraged and actively engaging with vendors to ensure contract terms are met. Appropriately document, troubleshoot, and escalate vendor and/or product issues Assist with divisional and organizational asset management training as required Perform other related duties as required or assigned. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship   Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree earned by date of hire 1+ years's experience in technology vendor management and/or 1+ years' experience in software licensing and technology procurement Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted.  Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.      Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field earned by date of hire 3+ years in IT contract administration, purchasing and procurement in higher education environment 3+ years in volume license agreements, enterprise agreements and site licenses 1-3 years managing multiple projects, developing budgets and securing cost savings through the creation and implementation of vendor management strategies Experience interpreting and explaining complex licensing terms and conditions verbally and in writing to a non-technical audience General knowledge of accounting, finance, and/or marketing Strong verbal and written communication skills Strong organizational skills Demonstrated ability to create and contribute to an inclusive work environment   Software and/or vendor management certifications such as: Certified Software Manager certification Advanced Software Manager certification Certified Technology Procurement Expert Certified Regulatory Vendor Manager Program (CRVMP) Job ID: 6476
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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