Software Asset Analyst (SAM) in Etters at Rite Aid

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

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Job Description

Open to Remote Candidates-

 

SUMMARY

 

The Software Asset Analyst provides support for the Software Asset Management Framework (SAM). SAM provides a framework and set of processes that strategically track and manage the financial, physical, licensing and contractual aspects during the life cycle of software assets.  The SAM discipline aims to create a dependable account of software asset costs and risks, providing support for software strategy, architecture, service management, funding and sourcing decisions. SAM is the focal point for data analysis to support the effective management of organizational software assets whether owned and managed by IT, third-party service providers or business units outside IT. The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in observance of Rite Aid’s brand and strategy and adhere to our core values and service attributes.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Manage the software support and maintenance renewal process to ensure that payments are justified, are in line with contractual commitments, and are paid or canceled in time to avoid late payment fees or cancellation penalties.
  • Identify areas for cost savings through the identification of shelfware, alternative support options, rationalization, license recycling and optimal licensing practices.
  • Analyze exception data to identify potential breaches of policy and their causes; investigate and report on license compliance issues or shelfware and remediation options.

  • Design, develop and generate SAM reports (and their review) to communicate and monitor compliance, liability and budgetary data.
  • Monitor changes to license terms and conditions, alerting stakeholders to licensing changes that are relevant to them and arranging licensing briefings as appropriate.

  • Raise awareness of SAM processes and policy across the IT organization and wider business as appropriate through communication with and education of stakeholders.  Provide licensing consultancy and advice across IT enterprise architecture and support teams


Experience / Requirements

  • 3 years of experience in in SAM or certified by a recognized national or international IT or IT asset management professional association required.

  • Knowledge of various types of vendor software contract and license models including but not limited to the following model types:  named-user, concurrent user, hardware platform or device-based, role-based, employee -based, financial - based, transaction - based and other types of models.

  • Experience with asset management systems.

  • Experience with software inventory tools

  • Understanding of IT software asset life cycle stages and activities

  • Understanding and use of reporting tools



Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS) Information Technology preferred
  • Certification from a recognized IT asset management professional association required