Oracle SAM Licensing Consultant

  • Knutsford WA16, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: SAM & Licencing

Company Description

Version 1 is ranked as the 6th Best Large Workplace in Tech in the UK  & we have just ranked in the Top 10 Best places to work in Ireland for the 10th year running !

On top of this we won 2 specials awards: Version 1  was welcomed to the Great Place to Work Institution's 'Best Workplace Laureates'. & we won the  'Inspiring Award for 2021' for our #ShadowBoard initiative. 

You will join a 1400 strong, €140m/£126m revenue business. Career development opportunities abound, working in new geographies across new industry sectors and with new customers. 

We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.

Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

Our Software Asset Management Practice provides ours client with expertise services and the ability to quickly right size licensing costs and achieve compliance.

The SAM Consultant will provide support in the delivery of SAM Services, SAM managed services and procurement advisory services associated with Oracle products. When required the consultant will lead projects to ensure capacity demands are being met by the Version 1 Oracle SAM service stream. Combined with helping customers accurately verify their Oracle license position and online service consumption the successful candidate will need to successfully identify new business opportunities and provide pre-sales support when required. The primary focus of this role will involve Oracle but the consultant will at times be expected to provide overlay support for multi-vendor solutions.

The role of an Oracle SAM consultant will involve:

Pre-sales support

  • Supports the Version 1 SAM sales team by providing license  expertise and service delivery knowledge in customer facing pre-sales activities
  • Contribute to the timely and accurate production of commercially robust and profitable proposals, service schedules and estimates in support of sales opportunities 

Service delivery

Our Software Asset Management Practice provides ours client with expertise services and the ability to quickly right size licensing costs and achieve compliance.

Where required, takes on the role of lead consultant on small and medium engagements ensuring project plans are agreed with the customer and providing weekly progress updates to Management and client.

  • Works with Auto-discovery tools vendors to gather usage information for Version 1 customers
  • Produce formal written reports to an agreed standard clearly presenting findings and rationale for analysis
  • Performs peer reviews of deliverables and reports within the SAM Consulting team
  • Identifies, manages and escalates in a timely fashion risks and issues during project engagements.
  • Works with the Data Analysts to enable the customer to provide all the relevant licence grant and usage data to agreed standards and templates
  • Identifies opportunities for additional work, licence sales or consultancy, when in discussions with customer and passes this information on to SAM Sales.
  • Seeks assistance and review from SAM Commercial consultants for all resolution and optimisation recommendations.

 SAM Consultant

  • Maximises utilisation through billable customer engagements
  • Is acknowledged as an expert in Oracle licence management and compliance.
  • Provides licence consulting expertise and solutions that best meet customer requirements.
  • Communicate Oracle’s licensing practices to both internal and external parties.
  • Maintains and builds a knowledge of Auto-discovery technology and tools
  • Maintains and builds a knowledge of SAM technology and tools
  • Maintains and builds a knowledge of Oracle products, deployment architectures and licensing models
  • Prepares white papers and presentations in areas of specialist knowledge
  • Attends external forums and meetings as an expert presenting on specialist subjects e.g. Auto-discovery.

Qualifications

We are looking for a high energy dynamic consultant to join our growing SAM team. You should have a few years of experience in a similar role and have a good  understanding of Knowledge of Oracle licensing policies, rules and applications as well as strong knowledge of Oracle products and functions and systems knowledge and deep knowledge of at least one Oracle product set. 

  • Working knowledge of Auto-discovery tools
  • Able to deal with complex data and systems architectures
  • Understanding business needs, sales process and role within that process
  • Oracle’s commercial operations and methods
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Experience of software licensing/compliance/audit
  • Good knowledge of Excel, Word and data organisation tool(s) desirable
  • Previous experience in customer facing consulting role

Additional Information

Please note we are unable to process UK work permits at this time.

This role can be based from any of our offices; Knutsford, Birmingham, London, Belfast or Dublin  when possible, remote working until then. It will always involve a mix of client site and home working.  

Suzanne Whelan,
Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team Manager
Tel: 00353872200625

We are an equal opportunities employer. Please refer to our Diversity & Inclusion statement on the website.

https://www.version1.com/careers/culture/

Please note: Version 1 has an internal recruitment team and does not accept agency candidates. If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly!

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