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Head of SAM Operations

Ref: 9220660

  • €100,000 - €120,000
  • 07 Feb 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

The IT Service organisation are looking for a Head of Software Asset Management Operations to run Software Asset Management operations with an objective to optimise software contract spend, manage compliance, analyse data, draw the relevant conclusions and then work with others to implement opportunities or remediate risks.


As a Head of SAM Operations your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: • Provide forward looking direction for SAM specialists. • Manage budget, provide transparency of costs for SW contracts and assure fair allocation of charges to BUs and Service owners based on software usage. • Oversee the management of contractual agreements, proactively identify and drive initiatives to achieve savings, developing best practices and processes, to continuously improve software asset management service and to ensure compliance with budget and contractual requirements. • Identify necessary changes and play key role in the complex software contract negotiations, manage demand and contract updates, liaise with external vendors, legal, contract and sourcing teams. • Provide consulting advice and recommendations as SAM subject matter expert for IT projects and ensure that software and hardware solutions are optimised from cost and compliance standpoint

Your Skills and Experience

As a Head of SAM Operations your skills and qualifications will include: • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Information Management, Finance, Legal, Procurement or any other related field. • 7+ years of experience in developing and implementing asset management tools, frameworks and governance of which 3+ years in direct ownership of SAM service delivery. • Fluent spoken and written English. Knowledge of German/Spanish/Portuguese is an advantage but not necessary. • Strong attention to detail, ability to process data and work in a complex global organisational environment. • Personal and professional accountability, ability to deliver through others, can demonstrate a high work ethic and committed to doing the right thing, curious, willing and able to offer a different perspective with a genuine focus on solution and the confidence to make it happen. • Extremely strong organization and productivity skills, ability to interface with managers, staff and stakeholders within the organization. • Exceptional analytical skills, financial and commercial acumen. • Good time and project management skills. For more details, please contact Anne Marie Walsh on 01 662 1000 or