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Pearson Manager of Software Asset Management in Durham, North Carolina

Manager of Software Asset Management

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Manager of Software Asset Management to join our team. As the Manager of Software Asset Management, you will be responsible for Pearson’s Software Asset Management program including software assets, licenses, and compliance to ensure optimal use of software and regulatory compliance. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in key Software Asset Management disciplines with a firm understanding of current industry standards for SAM best practices, strategies and policies, software license models and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement software asset management best practices, policies, and procedures

  • Promote and champion software asset management strategies and capabilities across the organization

  • Lead and manage a small team

  • Lead analysis, design, and requirements for SAM process improvements and enhancements

  • Monitor and manage software licenses to ensure compliance and optimal utilization

  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and drive the organization towards software optimization

  • Conduct internal software audits for licensing across desktop and server environments to ensure compliance with licensing agreements

  • Collaborate with IT teams to ensure accurate and up-to-date software inventory

  • Develop and maintain software asset management reports and metrics

  • Provide software asset management reports and updates to senior level management team

  • Stay current on industry trends and regulatory requirements related to software asset management


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, business management or related field

  • 7+ years of experience in software asset management, IT procurement, or related field

  • 3+ years of team management experience

  • Exceptional knowledge of software licensing models and software asset management processes

  • Experience managing software audits with large vendors (IBM, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft)

  • Experience and understanding of tracking cloud-based software assets

  • Experience with industry standard server environments along with virtualization platforms such as VMware

  • Experience managing and developing people

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams around the globe

  • Self-starter that can work under pressure and deliver under project deadlines

  • Experience with ServiceNow and ServiceNow SAM Pro is desirable

  • ITIL Framework and/or CSAM Certifications are desirable

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13802