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Software Vendor Management, AVP
Ref No.: 18-01481
Location: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Global Procurement- Software and Compliance
As the Software Vendor Management, AVP and Compliance for Global Procurement, the candidate will provide leadership of the function for managing relationships with our client's strategic software providers, including sourcing new opportunities, managing performance, risk, and issues. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for interfacing with IT Software and business stakeholders to understand requirements to deliver optimal licensing agreements. They will also be responsible for deployment and management of their global Software Asset Management (SAM) program, working directly with Global IT and other relevant stakeholders.

Leads and manages Software Vendor Management and Compliance Team of two (2) individuals;
Owns Vendor Management responsibility for Strategic (Enterprise) software providers pursuant to Global Procurement's policy and processes
Single point of contact for all issues regarding software vendor performance, third party risks, business controls, renewals, and strategic sourcing for strategic software providers
In conjunction with Strategic Sourcing, evaluates new software providers for fit with our clients requirements
Leads commercial discussions on new software products and expansion of strategic software products
In conjunction with Global Contracts, negotiates key business terms with strategic software providers
In conjunction with Global IT, provides strategic direction to global stakeholders for Software Asset Management
Owns global deployment and implementation of SAM technology (FlexNet) (in process) and manages steady state activities required for a successful SAM program
Leads engagements on all software vendor audits globally, working with local stakeholders as appropriate to manage financial exposure

Qualifications

10-12 years of software vendor management experience, particularly with Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle

Experience with managing a team of individuals
Experience with working with global stakeholders across multiple business areas
Knowledge/Experience in managing a global Microsoft Enterprise Software program
Knowledge with software licensing agreements, both SAAS and on premise
Excellent and timely verbal and written communication skills required as well demonstrated ability to present to Executive Management
Strong negotiation skills required
Specific experience with FlexNet and a global implementation a strong plus
Ability to work autonomously with minimal direction
Comfortable with making business decisions independently