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IT Asset Management Manager

Portsmouth, Reading
Full time
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SSE plc
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Havant or Reading

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We are seeking a seasoned IT Asset Management (ITAM) Manager to establish and drive forward the ITAM function within SSE IT. This role will be responsible for developing and implementing the ITAM Operating Model, strategies, processes, and policies, and will oversee the management & compliance of SSE’s IT assets.

The candidate has demonstrable experience in IT asset management with specific experience in creating the function within a complex and busy environment. They will have strong interpersonal skills with negotiation, organisation, and decision-making skills, excellent communication, and leadership abilities, and proficient in IT asset management tools & WoW.

- Establish ITAM Function: Develop and implement the ITAM strategy, processes, and policies from the ground up. This includes creating a roadmap for the ITAM function, setting up the necessary systems and tools, and defining the roles and responsibilities within the ITAM team.

- Asset Management: Oversee the global inventory of all IT assets, both hardware and software. This includes tracking the acquisition, deployment, utilisation, and retirement of assets, and ensuring accurate asset records are maintained.

- Vendor Management: Work closely with IT vendor management to manage relationships with vendors, negotiating contracts and prices. This includes monitoring vendor performance and ensuring that the organisation is getting the best value from its vendors.

- Compliance: Working closely with key SSE functions to ensure compliance with ITAM policies, standards, procedures, and audit controls. This includes working with partners to conduct regular audits and reviews to ensure that all IT assets are being used in compliance with licensing agreements and regulatory requirements.

- Budgeting and Forecasting: Assist in developing IT budgets in relation to hardware, software, and licensing needs. This includes forecasting future IT asset needs and costs, and monitoring actual expenditure against budget.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Understanding of IT hardware, software, and cloud services is crucial. This includes knowledge of different types of IT assets such as software, hardware, and cloud infrastructure.

- Strong background in financial aspects of IT assets, including capital and operational.

- Understanding of IT contracts, licenses, and compliance requirements is essential.

- Understanding of ITAM and ITIL Frameworks and best practises.

- High level knowledge of development processes, including but not limited to DevOps, Scrum, Kanban and Lean.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Further actions

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.