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Bank of the West Software Asset Manager (SAM) in United States

Software Asset Manager (SAM)


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

The Software Asset Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining processes to manage software assets. The focus will be to understand and control software licensing costs and oversee the maintenance and compliance of contracts and licenses.


  • Manage Enterprise License true-up & reconciliation. Provide support during software audits. Recommend audit defense strategies.

  • Develop and implement the SAM strategy across the bank

  • Enforce software compliance rules and plan and monitor SW licenses to ensure compliance with vendor contracts

  • Understand principles used to calculate metrics of licenses

  • Work with Procurement to ensure policies and procedures are adhered to and purchases are tracked correctly

  • Identify savings opportunities through software re-licensing and license optimization

  • Develop and implement performance metrics to capture efficiency

  • Respond to requests from software owners, end users, and team members for specific IT Software Asset Management information

  • Actively assess risk and makes recommendations to software owners to optimize the software assets

  • Keep informed of new software license models and options for key vendor products

  • Serve as a cost optimization champion with the IT organization

  • Oversee the initialization of inventory campaigns of software rights




7 years’ experience in Software Asset Management in an enterprise environment

Knowledge of vendor licensing terms and conditions

Knowledge of general procurement procedures, policies and asset depreciation

Advanced knowledge of Software Asset Management practices

Understand Asset Management tools and technologies

Strong finance acumen


Bachelor's Degree in Technology, Accounting, Finance or related field

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 050229