Software Asset Management Specialist

Job Title: Software Asset Management Specialist
Job Reference: SC/HQ00055253

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Temporary

£190 - £250 per day
Sector: IT

Posted 14 days ago

  • Software Asset Management Specialist
  • £250 per day if Limited or £190 per day PAYE
  • 3 month contract  potential to lead to perm
  • Role based in Cambridge

Working for a global Semiconductor organisation we are recruiting for a Software Asset Management Specialist to join their IT Service Operations Team based in Cambridge.


Are you passionate that company software is effectively managed, controlled and protected?

Do you love working with colleagues to maintain and improve SAM best practice and ensure consistent asset management practices are followed?

Do you like going home feeling you have achieved something good?


This could be the meaningful and interesting job for you: supporting an industry leading and rapidly growing business!


We are seeking a dedicated individual to work within the IT Service Operations team. You will be part of a team who are responsible for the correct operation of asset management processes in Enterprise IT.


Key Responsibilities of the role:
  • Process service requests for software purchases and renewals using ServiceNow and upload agreements and license entitlements in Snow License Manager
  • Maintain data in Snow License Manager and ServiceNow CMDB, create ad hoc licencing reports, as well as creating and running Effective Licencing Position statements. Perform routine checks to ensure ongoing availability of the SAM tools
  • Reduce the overall spend on software assets through the recovery of unused software, and to perform supplier and license reviews to identify risk and opportunities to ensure the best licensing model is procured
  • You will be involved in application steering groups and assist in driving the development of SAM strategy and roadmap; and help, manage and communicate SAM procedures and identify improvements to ensure they are effective and efficient in delivering value.
  • Assist in vendor audits and perform internal SAM audit activities.

Job Requirements

Essential Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years Software Asset Management experience with Snow Licence Manager 8 experience
  • Licensing knowledge of major vendors (Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, VMware, IBM, Adobe etc.) and experience assisting with vendor audits
  • ITIL (v3) Foundation
  • Process management experience in an IT environment that utilises agile delivery and ITIL, with recent experience of SAM
  • Ability to produce written material and reports to a high standard
  • You are an excellent forward-thinker with great communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You have good attention to detail and accuracy
  • You are enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a can-do attitude, and can juggle conflicting and changing priorities whilst meeting deadlines
  • You can work unsupervised and as part of a team

Desirable background:
  • ITIL 3 Intermediate Certification in Service Operations or equivalent
  • iSEB SAM Essentials or SAM Practitioner and Solid understanding of ISO19770
  • Experience of ServiceNow and SAP Ariba
  • Experience of operating across the Service Management Lifecycle and within a SIAM Model
  • Experience of HAM & SACM 

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

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2017 was our busiest year since we started trading over 11 years ago.  However, as the business has grown our levels of service to our clients and candidates has been maintained at the highest levels. Jumping back to 2016 when we closed on a record year when, we thought the market had peaked – 2017 only went and continued in the same fashion and superseded our expectations. We saw our business increase by 153% from 2016. The experience we have gained through these busy times has set us apart from a lot of other companies which is why we retain the vast majority of our clients and see candidates making us the first choice to help them find exceptional jobs.

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