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SAM Vendor SME

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SAM Vendor SME

Job Location

Posibility to work remotely, Romania

Available Positions

1 positions

Job Type

Permanent

Job Ref. Number

SVS28012022

For our team in Romania we are looking for a SAM Vendor SME

Scope:

  • Support the VCI Vendor Management team in order to ensure a well-documented and optimized Software Asset Management activity.
  • Responsible to support the Vendor relationship management and governance within VCI.
  • Responsible for VCI needs analysis and address request to Vendor for discussion and negotiation.
  • Responsible for monitoring and control Vendor performances in agreement with vendor segmentation framework and guidelines.
  • Actively contributes in Vendor Risk Management process with the aim of ensuring that the use of Vendors’ service does not create unacceptable potential negative impact on business
  • Point of contact for VCI senior and line management for relevant issues with the strategic vendors during the activity execution and product delivery.
  • Responsible for monitoring and control strategic Vendors performances in agreement with vendor segmentation framework and guidelines.
  • Actively contributes in identifying any potential risks with the aim of ensuring that the use of Vendors’ service does not create unacceptable potential negative impact on business.
  • Responsible for contributing in the continual improvement of Vendor Management discipline within VCI.
  • Responsible for the definition of assigned vendors contract reporting requirements (e.g. usage reports)
  • Contribute in the definition and evolution of Vendor Management Tools
  • Driving the execution of strategic projects / actions related to VCI Vendor Management area.

Main responsibilities and decisional competences [max 5]:

Windows Server compliancy analysis and remediation:

  • SQL Server Compliancy analysis and remediation
  • Windows Server 2019 deployment control
  • Other SW compliancy report design (MongoDB, Oracle DB, VMware, RedHat,)
  • creation of SW usage briefing packs for designers
  • Vodafone Cloud & Infrastructure SW pricelist integration with Vodafone Procurement Team catalogue
  • Act as licensing specialist in case of questions/queries from the internal stakeholders in regards of our main software
  • Support the Management of Vendor Relationship - engage with proper Vendor’s representatives in order to establish and maintain a sound and profitable relationship.
  • Ensure vendor documentation is properly created and stored (e.g: License models guidelines, pricelists, entitlements)
  • Participate to various meetings and workshops with vendors and other stakeholders acting as point of contact for VCI senior and line management;
  • Vendor reporting – guarantee that proper reporting on Vendor (e.g. performance, true up, sam ) are available and reliable
    Project Management – leads, when required, project on sourcing topics
  • Manage assigned vendors relationship - engage with proper Vendor’s representatives in order to establish and maintain a sound and profitable relationship
  • Vendor performance – monitor, review and control vendor performances, share results with VCI management, identify and agree with Vendor improvement paths, implementation roadmap and monitor implementation execution
  • Vendors Knowledge Base – guarantee that all relevant information (e.g. vendor’s representatives’ info) and documents (e.g. contracts and reports) are kept up to date and properly stored in VM knowledge base
  • SAM and Licensing SPOC – act as principal point of contact for VCI management for any relevant topic regarding the SAM area
  • Strategic Vendor reporting – guarantee that proper reporting on Vendor (e.g. performance, usage) are available and reliable

Competences and experience:

  • Proven experience in software asset management
  • Ability to communicate and interact with different layers of organization Leadership capabilities and project management
  • ITIL framework knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years work experience, mainly in IT area
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Team worker
  • Good communicator, able to drive diverse stakeholders
  • Ability and sound skills in negotiation with third parties having clear in mind goals and objectives to be achieved

Technical/professional mandatory qualifications:

  • Strong experience with some major software publisher's licensing models (Microsoft, Red Hat, VMWare, others)
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret highly complex licensing issues Full English proficiency
  • Ability to work with Excel / Access advanced functions
  • Understanding of Microsoft SQL Database
  • IAITAM Certification or other SAM/Licencing equivalent certifications
  • Microsoft certifications is a plus
  • Negotiation skills