What does an IT asset manager do?

What does an IT asset manager do?

Job Description: Information Technology Asset Manager

IT Asset Managers are responsible for the daily and long-term strategic management of software and technology-related hardware within the organization. This includes planning, monitoring, and recording software license and/or hardware assets to ensure compliance with vendor contracts. The individual will assists in forming procurement strategies to optimize technology spend across the organization. The IT Asset Manager will also develop and implement procedures for tracking company assets to oversee quality control throughout the assets lifecycle.

Listing some duties an asset manager might have are:

  • Perform daily and long-term operational and strategic management of hardware and software
  • Plan, monitor, and record hardware assets and/or software license to make sure they complied with vendor contracts in different software tools
  • Provide supervision to staff of procurement analysts
  • Provide KPI/Metric information and standardized reporting on a scheduled basis together with unscheduled reporting demanded by management
  • Take part in various projects, providing support to VPs of Infrastructure and Finance
  • Recruit a small team of asset analysts and supervise their performance
  • Manage inventory of CIs and assets, including dependencies and attributes), making sure that modifications, withdrawals, and additions of existing ones are correctly recorded by the teams in charge in the tools to ensure that the vendor contracts are complied with
  • Responsible for managing lifecycle of hardware and software models in the DML right from their introduction to their end of life.
  • Manage activities concerning license compliance audits to be able to answer to requests from software editors effectively
  • Ensure process efficiency by implementing the key performance indicators; suggest improvements to the process continuously
  • Take part in other ITSM processes, or as required perform as a back up to maintain operational activities

Formal Education & Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering or business administration or seven years of equivalent experience.
  • Associate’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering or business administration or 10 years of equivalent experience.
  • One or more security certifications such as Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Systems Manager (CISM) or Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) a plus.

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