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IT Asset Specialist


AA/EE:                                                   Preferable            

Contract:                                               Permanent

Location:                                               Johannesburg

Available:                                              ASAP


About the Role:

A leading FMCG company in Johannesburg is looking for an IT Asset Specialist with a minimum of 8 years’ experience.  The incumbent will be responsible for the management of day-to-day processes and procedures to support the ongoing operations of IT asset management.


Job Summary

The IT Asset Controller will be responsible for the management of day-to-day processes and procedures to support the ongoing operations of IT asset management. This includes tactical planning, monitoring, tracking and recording software license and hardware assets to ensure compliance with IT vendor contracts, operations and financial processes. This role will implement procedures for tracking company assets to oversee quality control throughout their lifecycles and partner with asset owners to ensure information is accurate and kept up to date throughout its lifecycle.


Minimum Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification IT and or Commercial
  • 8 years working experience in IT environment
  • 4-6+ years ITAM related experience or equivalent industry knowledge
  • Proficiency with computers and industry-related software is required
  • Experience with configuration management databases
  • Knowledgeable in software licensing models

Job Description

  • Lead and execute IT asset lifecycle processes from requisition through to disposal for all IT asset classes
  • Optimise the value of acquired IT assets, re-evaluate useful life etc
  • Respond and resolve IT and business customer queries/requests escalated by the IT Asset Administrator
  • Educate IT and business customers on ITAM practices and policies
  • Manage day-to-day execution of the IT SW asset management process
  • Support functional area asset stakeholders with asset queries
  • Maintain, monitor, analyse & report on data accuracy of IT hardware and software assets
  • Planning & execution of asset procurement processes
  • Responsible for an asset inventory of all IT assets
  • Responsible for review & defining controls for all IT assets
  • Responsible for the IT Asset regional stores management and stock holding of IT assets
  • Establish and manage outsourced service providers for on premise vs off premise (hosted) asset reporting and management
  • Responsible for planning and execution of site audits or periodic asset validation
  • Co-ordinate audit requests from software vendors
  • Responsible for service improvement plans and SLA management
  • Execute the software asset management processes i.e. license validation
  • Provide software advice to IT technical owners on existing authorised software
  • Lead the EOL endpoint technology refresh project planning & execution
  • Responsible for maintaining and reviewing the IT Asset Lifecycle Management Policies & Processes
  • Establish and manage the software library


Key attributes and competencies

  • Displays working knowledge of Software Asset Management tools, IT asset discovery technologies and data analysis techniques
  • Process driven and analytical
  • Displays proven ability to manage IT HW assets

Will be measured on

  • Business Satisfaction Score %
  • Level of compliance reporting for licensing
  • Cost avoidance for acquisition through redeployment
  • % SLA met
  • Asset inventory accuracy
  • Asset Data Management accuracy
  • % completion of ITAM projects
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