IT Manager - IT Asset Management
Location: Tyne and Wear
Job Type: Full time
Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.
As an IT Asset Manager you will:
- Strategy & Planning
Establish (or refresh) policies, processes and procedures for managing IT assets through their entire lifecycle.
Explore opportunities for maximizing or exploiting unused or partially used IT assets to achieve full efficiency and ROI from company resources.
Participate in evaluation of the asset management strategies and roadmaps
Acquisition & Deployment
Conduct and report software asset reconciliation and audit activities on a timely basis, including financial, licensing, warranty, and maintenance/support contract information.
Ensure warranties, maintenance agreements, and vendor contracts to assist with asset upkeep, upgrades, repair, and replacement.
Assist procurement team in developing and managing sourcing strategies for the organization.
Identify opportunities for volume purchasing to obtain price breaks.
Investigate equipment or software under consideration to determine ROI and total cost of ownership throughout product lifecycle.
Help in negotiating pricing, terms and conditions of sale, and warranties of goods and products with key suppliers and vendors.
Assist teams that negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions of contracts with contractors and/or service providers.
Monitor and analyze trends in company spending and inventory control to make recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for possible savings and/or asset optimization.
- Operational Management
Formulate and implement processes and procedures for tracking and analyzing technical and financial data of company software, hardware, and equipment from requisition through retirement.
Ensure software licenses, warranties, maintenance agreements, and vendor contracts are tracked and maintained.
Ensure an upkeep of accurate data about assets and co-manage configuration management system (CMS) to ensure information is up-to-date, accurate, and auditable.
Manage the addition, removal and updating of service catalogues and define the workflows for fulfilling requests for software and hardware.
Lead software optimization efforts and ensure continual cost savings and avoidance.
Manage risks related to the acquisition and use of software.
Perform inventories and usage monitoring of all IT assets and record all findings, changes, physical location, and incidences of support.
Research industry best practices and compare against the organization's practices in order to establish benchmarks for managing IT assets.
Effectively communicate asset management strategies to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Standardize software and hardware to lower total costs.
Manage toolsets used to inventory and control hardware and software.
Budgetary and financial management of ITAM activities.
Manage a team of asset managers and specialists spread across multiple countries.
Generate, distribute, and review relevant management reports.
Investigate and resolve exceptions and accuracy issues of the CMS repository.