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Lead Software Asset Management Consultant

Date: Mar 4, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140253BR
Job TitleLead Software Asset Management Consultant
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team

You will work as a Lead SAM Consultant within KPMG’s Software License Advisory practice, delivering high value software asset management engagements for our blue chip clients and helping to grow the business.

The practice offers a range of services in the software asset management space from tactical projects to optimise licensing for a specific software vendor to large scale transformation projects involving the design and implementation of software asset management tools and processes.

The Role

You will be the day to day lead on your projects, reporting to a Partner or Director. Your responsiblities will include:
- Being the primary point of contact between KPMG and client personnel.
- Operating as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor in the domain of software licencing and optimisation.
- Designing and implementing approaches to meeting client requirements according to specific organisational and technology environments.
- Leading teams to deliver SAM engagements for clients, ensuring that the agreed scope of work is delivered to the required standards
- Preparation of reports and other client deliverables.
- Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential.
- Quality assuring the team’s work.
- Managing the financial performance of your projects in order to meet profitability targets.
- Contributing to business development activities including prospecting for opportunities and responding to tenders.

The Person

The successful candidate will:

- Have obtained a degree or relevant qualification.
- Have 5 years+ experience in a software asset management role.
- Have experience with configuring & operating software asset management tools.
- Understand contractual models for sale/purchase of software and how to extract value in terms of cost savings & cost avoidance during a contracts lifetime and optimisation at its renewal.
- Demonstrate a strong general understanding of information technology.
- Demonstrate a track record of developing successful relationships with key client stakeholders.
- Be a highly motivated team player with strong communication skills.
- Be passionate about developing junior team members.
- Have outstanding Microsoft Excel skills.
- Have proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint.
- Demonstrate a proven ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Demonstrate persistence and tenacity.
- Have the confidence to solve problems and to fill gaps in technical knowledge by questioning, collaborating with others, and researching technical and contractual documentation.
- Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and focus on delivering high quality work.
- Be commercially aware and have a track record of successful business development.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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