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This position is based in Northbrook, IL. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas’ Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope of Position:

Senior Manager, Software Asset Management is to ensure that the organization's software assets are effectively managed to support its operations, reduce costs, minimize risks, and ensure compliance with software licensing regulations. The role is essential in ensuring that the organization is making the most of its software assets while mitigating any potential risks. Successful candidate shall have a combination of technical expertise, analytical skills, and soft skills to effectively manage an organization's software assets on a global scale. Additionally, this role is responsible for managing the budget for software assets and identifying cost-saving opportunities.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the organization's software assets, including licensing, procurement, deployment, and usage. This involves ensuring compliance with licensing agreements, optimizing software usage, and managing software inventory.

  • Negotiate contracts with software vendors, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring compliance with vendor agreements.

  • Optimize software costs, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and reducing unnecessary spending on software licenses.

  • Ensure compliance with software licensing regulations, avoiding penalties, and mitigating risks associated with non-compliance.

  • Analyze software asset data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize software asset management.

  • Develop and implement software asset management policies and procedures, ensuring compliance across the organization.

  • Lead a team of software asset management professionals, providing guidance and support, and developing the skills of team members.

  • Communicate software asset management information to non-technical stakeholders, such as executives and business unit leaders, and ensuring that the benefits of effective software asset management are understood throughout the organization.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as computer science, information technology, or engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Software asset management role

  • Strong knowledge of software asset management best practices, processes, and technologies

  • Experience with software lifecycle management systems and tools

  • Strong project management skills and experience leading cross-functional teams

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Experience with software procurement and vendor management

  • Experience in negotiating and managing contracts with software vendors

  • Knowledge of licensing compliance requirements related to major software publishers

  • Ability to manage and analyze large sets of data

  • Experience with budgeting and financial management.

  • Experience with ITIL, ITAM framework and knowledge of ITIL practices are plus.

  • Strong understanding of IT security and data protection best practices


  • Professional certification in software asset management, such as the Certified software Asset Manager (CSAM) or the Certified IT Asset Manager (CITAM)

  • ITIL Foundation certification

  • Experience with Software Asset Management software and tools Such as ServiceNow, SNOW Software or Flexera.

  • Knowledge of IT service management frameworks such as ITIL and COBIT

  • Experience with IT governance and compliance frameworks such as ISO 27001 and SOX

  • Strong understanding of IT security and data protection best practices.

  • Knowledge of IT procurement processes and contract management.

  • Experience in managing software asset management projects, particularly on a global scale

  • Experience with data analytics and visualization tools

  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure components and technologies.

  • Experience in successfully handling internal and external software license audits

  • Familiarity with IT service management software such as ServiceNow.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation, Sick time, plus national holidays including Heritage Days, and Summer and Winter Breaks

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Category Vendor & Supplier Management

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EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans