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What you’ll be doing...

You will be a key member of a team tasked with developing, implementing, and evolving an enterprise-wide governance program around Software Asset Management (SAM). This employee will be tasked with working towards devising an end-to-end solution for SAM, with a goal of increasing Verizon’s maturity in the SAM space. You will focus on providing transparency of software assets utilized across Verizon, creating a consolidated view of all software entitlements, minimizing compliance audit risk, managing to completion compliance and savings projects, monetizing outcomes, and partnering in developing short and long term roadmaps on software publishers and titles. This will lead to lower costs and greater efficiency, improved system security and data governance, and better buying decisions and negotiating power. You will have responsibility towards contributing to Verizon’s overall Transformation office savings goals.

  • Drive and manage process improvements on deploying, tracking, and re-harvesting of licenses to avoid unnecessary spend and maximize value to Verizon.
  • Work towards the implementation of an enterprise-wide Software Catalog, providing one view on the list of software entitlements, usage, supported platforms, versioning, ownership, license details, etc.
  • Mature technology category management practices across Verizon and enhance processes to standardize and maintain North Star Architecture.
  • Coordinate with third-party SAM managed service provider partners (MSPs) that provide support to Verizon, driving improvements with the support they provide, and ensure reporting meets Verizon’s needs.
  • Make savings recommendations on software titles and publishers, improve savings recommendations coming from third-party SAM MSPs,and manage recommendations to completion.
  • Drive software license compliance, and develop and govern processes around compliance audit related activities.
  • Collaborate with multiple organizations such as Global Technology Services(GTS), Finance, Vendor Management, Sourcing, Security, Supply Chain, and various business unit partners to gain cooperation on our defined strategic cross-functional SAM programs to drive efficiencies around overall software spend and direction.
  • Optimize the usage of existing software inventory management tools that allow discovery and reporting on Verizon’s software assets, and partner on planning and recommendations for a long-term tools roadmap including emerging and future technologies.

This role will be based out of one of the locations listed in the posting. In this role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Management experience in asset management or, more specifically, software asset management.
  • Experience in the development, maintenance, and optimization of license positions.
  • Experience in the metering and optimization of software and online services usage.
  • Experience handling vendor partnerships involved in software licensing, sourcing, and/or purchasing.
  • Experience with program/project management methodology, process design, and financial modeling, with a track record of achieving results and meeting deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • A Master's degree.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team oriented setting.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Familiarity with reading and interpreting legal documents such as contracts, amendments, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing process improvements and project management practices.
  • Excellent organizational skills: detail-oriented, thorough, dependable,and trustworthy, with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented, collaborative work environment.
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Critical thinking skills withtheability to execute on details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively across multiple levels of management and functions.
  • Recent CSAM and CAMP certifications. PMP certification is a plus.


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