Global Software Asset Manager

Jul 14, 2021
Czech Republic

Job Description

Global Software Asset Manager, Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic

200’000+ end user devices, 15’000 servers and thousands of IT applications enable our inspirational purpose to reimagine medicine for millions of patients across the world.
Information and digital technologies are clearly some of Novartis` most valuable assets and we need state of the art software and hardware to support our business.
In ISRM (Information Security and Risk Management), we implement and maintain solutions that secure the Novartis environment, protect our data and provide the support to enable compliance with the various regulations associated with the healthcare industry.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Driving Software Asset Management (SAM) for the Novartis Group to ensure transparency and compliance of software licensing as well as cost-efficient software use covering a multi-million dollar portfolio.
• Leading a global team of Software Asset Management experts and manage relationships with IT management, procurement and legal as well as third party software resellers and managed service providers.
• Owning the Software Asset Management strategy and ensure alignment with Business and IT priorities to create business opportunities
• Developing and maintaining governance model, processes and training for managing software throughout the asset lifecycle
• Overseeing software vendor audits for major supplier and proactively ensure that license use is aligned with entitlements.
• Driving value out of existing and future contracts by ensuring cost optimal deployment and usage of SW assets
• Being accountable for Novartis software inventory (incl. cloud-based software) and ensure asset information (financials, license, warranties etc.) is maintained throughout the entire asset life cycle.
• Supporting & advising IT functions through strong business partnering on strategic software licensing decisions as well as on ad hoc contractual questions

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• At least 10 years of professional, proven experience in related field
• MBA, Masters bachelor degree in business/technical/scientific area or comparable education/experience
• Relevant work experience in leading or supporting a global software asset management program in a large scale multi-national company
• Strong negotiation, leadership skills and experienced in influencing without authority
• Experience in reporting to and communicating with C-level management

You’ll receive:
Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary; Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis);; 5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report; Cafeteria employee benefit program – choice of benefits from Edenred CZ in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 90 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company); Company Car / Car Allowance; MultiSport Card; Stock Options. Find out more about Novartis Business Services:

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Czech Republic
Information Technology
Full Time
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