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Senior Software Asset Manager at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Senior Software Asset Manager

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Jefferson City, MO Full-Time

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company to inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Software Asset Manager in Cambridge, MA office where you will create an overview of the software in use, required licensing whilst ensuring companywide software compliance Develop licensing strategy, manage software budgets, prepare and influence contract negotiations and risk reduction. You will also monitor software investments and spending, and the use of software Manage Software Asset Management (SAM) managed service providers. As part of the team, you will report to and work with the Lead Business Analyst ITIO.

How you will contribute:

  • Manage the creation of license overviews based on commercial and usage data on a global level

  • Manage r completeness and accuracy of the license balance, valid licensing terms, and contracts, metrics, downgrade rights, multiple-use rights.

  • Initiate measures derived from the license balance sheet and control successful implementation

  • Manage ad-hoc measures, e.g. audits, management requests.

  • Coordinate SAM requirements within the region of responsibility, e.g. vendors, platforms

  • Coordinate the conception of SAM in technical and procedural matters and expand capabilities on SAM

  • Build relationships with Team members

  • Contribute to project budgets or budget owners and reporting based on available data within own area

  • Provide input and influence contract negotiations

  • Maintain SAM tool operations and service providers

  • Manage the operational activities within the SAM team and third parties, e.g. SAM managed service providers

  • Provide best practice solutions related to licensing and maintain a high level of knowledge related to software licensing

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent

  • 4 or more years relevant experience

  • Practice and coordinate tasks, working in an international environment

  • Understanding of how IT efforts are tied to goals

  • Profound experience in software licensing, IT operations, and SW procurement

  • Experience with technological, commercial, and legal aspects in the context of software licensing

  • Knowledge of relevant solutions

  • Prepare and implement business meetings virtual, face-to-face, local, or global to ensure meeting required deliverables

  • Experience communicating to business and IT leaders on content, context, and process

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to provide Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the department /Function to which you have applied.

Observing the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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