License manager

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20013073f


What is the purpose of the role?

The role of the licensing manager supports, manages, and administrates contracts for software and application services and products across the Thames Water business. The license manager will also define and facilitate communication between the enterprise and its providers in order to deliver software and applications according to plan and within budget, and to ensure licensing compliance.

What makes this role unique?

As part of our exciting plans, the IT operations team structure is growing to strengthen and increase our in-house capability and capacity. The areas of expertise we’re looking for are focused on the end to end service management of our IT services. This is a chance for you to work in our innovative creative office space where you will be able to visually demonstrate your skills, ideas and insights openly. This is a challenging role which requires you to help deliver the best next generation services to all our customers. Thames Water are about to embark on a very exciting journey to improve our IT services. You will be part of a new team creating our own in house multi-million pound ITIL service management framework. You will be involved in continuously improving our service for our current and future long term vision.

What will this role involve?

The Licence Manager Responsibilities are:

To ensure an appropriate software licence management process is in place to support delivery of the required business outcomes.

To ensure that the licence management lifecycle/ processes are reviewed and audited regularly and that the agreed software licence lifecycle is followed for all service asset lifecycle activities.

To be operationally responsible for the software licence management lifecycle/processes that ensures all activities are appropriately carried out and all activities are within agreed contractual obligations.

To act as an in-hours point of escalation for software licence activities, manage the Software Licence Management resource and ensure stakeholder management is in place across the IT department.

To provide licence management reporting, and to progress the development of appropriate automation and tools to improve the software licence management lifecycle.

To support other service manager processes and activities continual service improvement is in place for all software licence management activities and execute additional tasks in order to meet departmental / team project-related, development and change objectives.

What are we looking for?

We need someone with education to degree level or equivalent experience with a certification in IT asset management concentrations (Software, Hardware or Mobile) from accredited organisations. You must have a significant amount of experience in software license procurement and management, IT management experience within an large IS department and experience with SCCM, SNOW or other IT asset management inventory and discovery tools. Essential technical skills - we are looking for are licence management, risk management, operational support environment, corporate, industry and professional standards. Essential competencies - we are looking for are decision maker with great judgement planning, organisation and strategic thinking. You must be self-motivated with attention to detail and an ability to deliver under pressure.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at our offices in Reading. We are offering a salary of between 40,000 and 72,200 dependant on skills and experience. On top of our competitive salary package, you will also receive a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare and an industry leading pension scheme. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 30/04/2018.