Hardware Asset Manager 8/26/2016

Libsys Benton Harbor, MI

Company
Libsys
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29282920
AJE Ref #
575989407
Location
Benton Harbor, MI
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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I have a very urgent need of below requirement and if you feel comfortable with it please revert me back with your updated profile and complete contact information at your earliest.

TITLE: HARDWARE ASSET MANAGER

LOCATION: BENTON HARBOR, MI

DURATION: 12 - 18 MONTHS

***On-premise, but off premise is flexible is necessary 1-2 days a week.

***Service now is a plus, but a must have. All candidates MUST have some experience in some asset management tool. (Such as HPS @ Manage)

***Travel is potential (please be passport ready) and up 20%. But not likely.

Positions 1 and 2- (Very similar requirements, different duties).

Job Title: Hardware Asset Manager

Travel: Percent Travel Required Up to 20%

Job Description / Information

The Hardware Asset Manager will be responsible for maintaining comprehensive and accurate hardware-related information in the IT Asset Management (ITAM) central repository and utilizing the data to achieve specific financial optimization and risk mitigation business outcomes required from the ITAM program.

The Hardware Asset Manager will support the implementation of a global asset management solution, collaborate/liaise with staff in other areas to effect the adoption of hardware asset lifecycle processes, and ensure proper training is conducted. The Hardware Asset Manager will work on multiple, complex projects and contribute as the ITAM subject matter expert, maintain competence in ITAM industry practices and technologies, and make recommendations and changes accordingly.

Essential Duties investigate and resolve exceptions and data accuracy issues and anomalies.
* Establish processes governing the hardware lifecycle and collaborate with staff in other areas to effect the adoption of asset lifecycle processes.
* Support GIS departments in various financial activities including, but not limited to, reconciling invoices, refresh planning, and the annual budget process.
* Support Sourcing in the development of hardware purchasing standards, strategies, procedures, and volume purchasing initiatives including negotiation of price, terms, conditions, and warranties with key suppliers and manufacturers.
* Coordinate with hardware asset suppliers and ensure acquisition processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with applicable standards and company policies.
* Develops strategies and external relationships for handling asset end-of-life (disposal) and lease return processes which comply with all legal and regulatory guidelines and which maximize ROI for Client.
* Coordinate with hardware disposal vendors and ensure disposal processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with applicable standards and company guidelines.
* Plan for eventual retirement of assets at the time of initial acquisition and align warranties, lease return schedules, and maintenance contracts accordingly.
* Coordinate physical inventory and physical reconciliation projects and perform inventory spot checks to ensure data integrity and process quality.
* Handle exceptions to process such as drop-shipped assets, rogue asset resolution, assets ordered but not received and other situations.
* Coordinate with Human Resources during off-boarding of employees and contractors in possession of Client hardware assets.
* Train and mentor other Hardware Asset Managers on all hardware ITAM topics.
* Create and distribute new management reports as needed by the organization.
* Maintain ITAM solution documentation.
* Monitor system interfaces and scheduled imports, reports, and exports; resolve errors and exceptions.
* Contribute as the ITAM subject matter expert to utilize/exploit the data to advance the goals of Client GIS. Analyze asset data and make recommendations on how to use the assets to optimize financial investment, reduce business risk, and increase operational effectiveness.
* Maintain competence in ITAM industry practices and technologies, compare against the organization, and make recommendations and changes accordingly as part of a cycle of continuous improvement.

Job Title: Software Asset Manager

Travel: Percent Travel Required Up to 20%

Job Description / Information

The Software Asset Manager will be responsible for maintaining comprehensive and accurate software-related information in the IT Asset Management (ITAM) central repository, determining license entitlements, maintaining compliance with key software license agreements, and utilizing software asset data to achieve specific financial optimization and risk mitigation business outcomes required from the ITAM program.

The Software Asset Manager will support the implementation of a global asset management solution, collaborate/liaise with staff in other areas to effect the adoption of software asset lifecycle processes, and ensure proper training is conducted. The Software Asset Manager will work on multiple, complex projects and contribute as the SAM subject matter expert, maintain competence in ITAM/SAM industry practices and technologies, and make recommendations and changes accordingly.

Essential Duties investigate and resolve exceptions and data accuracy issues and anomalies.
* Establish processes governing the software lifecycle and collaborate with staff in other areas to effect the adoption of asset lifecycle processes globally.
* Support GIS departments in various financial activities including, but not limited to, reconciling invoices, refresh planning, and the annual budget process.
* Support Sourcing in the development of software purchasing standards, strategies, procedures, and volume purchasing initiatives including negotiation of price, terms, conditions, and warranties with key suppliers and publishers.
* Coordinate with software asset suppliers and ensure acquisition processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with applicable standards and company guidelines.
* Train and mentor other Software Asset Managers on all SAM topics.
* Create and distribute new management reports as needed by the organization.
* Maintain ITAM solution documentation.
* Monitor system interfaces and scheduled imports, reports, and exports; resolve errors and exceptions.
* Contribute as the SAM subject matter expert to utilize/exploit the data to advance the goals of Client GIS. Analyze asset data and make recommendations on how to use the assets to optimize financial investment, reduce business risk, and increase operational effectiveness.
* Maintain competence in SAM industry practices and technologies, compare against the organization, and make recommendations and changes accordingly as part of a cycle of continuous improvement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH:

Qualifications ServiceNow a definite plus.
* Experience in liaising with middle and senior management and ability to tactfully work with suppliers and contractors who provide a broad spectrum of products and services.
* General knowledge of accounting, finance, logistics, budgeting, inventory, and cost-management..
* Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
* Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources.
* The ability to uphold the goals and culture of the organization.
* The ability to understand the values of team members and to motivate them appropriately.
* An understanding of strategic business objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives.
* Excellent written and verbal communication at all levels.