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CBS Corporation Director, Software Asset Management in New York, New York

Director, Software Asset Management

REF#: 33747


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences.


As a Software Asset Management Director in the Technology Asset Management Group, you will be involved in the management of software licenses, compliance, maintenance renewals, software audit defense, life cycle planning and own the governance on all software portal management. You will help define the policies, process and procedures for a robust software asset management program. Working across various technology areas and various CBS divisions.


  • Lead the analysis, design, or re-design of SAM and compliance processes, software procurement processes, and license management processes (harvesting, deployment, and retiring of licenses)

  • Design, build, and optimize key data reports that build accurate compliance reporting; measure improvements to SAM through meaningful metrics, KPIs, and QBRs

  • Analyze software usage to determine potential efficiencies and cost savings, continuously innovating and improving processes

  • Develop and maintain working relationships across multiple technology areas and divisions

  • Partnering with the Technology Vendor Management team, develop working relationships with software publishers and vendors to leverage valuable resources, such as free training, usage analysis, new software license schemes and maintenance agreements

  • Ensure all changes to agreements and contracts are accurately reflected in the SAM / contract tool

  • Partnering with the Platform & Asset Director, ensure that all data integrations with SAM tool is current

  • Continuously improve and innovate software asset management processes and best practices

  • Identify savings opportunities for renewals, software licensing, and services. Follow through with vendors and IT Finance team to obtain identified savings.

  • Help manage contracts and relationships with the Technology Vendor Management team to maximize value creation and costs for software licensing, maintenance, and service offerings

  • Collect information for budgeting, software compliance & inventory, contract summaries, and cost comparisons.

  • Manage and centralize the enterprise license position for software publishers across all divisions



  • Strong experience in administering, using and configuring software asset management tools (Snow, Big Fix, CA, BMC Remedy, Flexera, Eracent, Tanium, Matrix42, etc.)

  • Experience in understanding and interpreting all software licensing terms and conditions

  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skill

  • Good working knowledge of all major operating systems and hardware platforms

  • Excellent understanding of ISO 19770 framework

  • Strong understanding of ITIL

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; effective project management and organizational skills

  • Familiarity with IT terminology, technologies, processes, and management

  • Excellent ability to work on multiple projects, priorities, and tasks independently

  • Excited to learn new skills and innovate to further efficiencies; excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent ability to document processes, procedures, definitions, and work-flows

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, IT, Business Administration or minimum of 10 years within the IT software asset management field




IAITAM, CSAM certification or similar certification (preferred but not required)


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