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Marriott Senior Manager, Procurement & Asset Management in Helena, Montana

Job Number 22153672

Job Category Information Technology

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Global Technology Procurement & Asset Management is a sub-group of the Global Technology Procurement organization. The mission of this Department is to proactively source, procure, and manage hardware and software assets utilized at Marriott International headquarters and by the properties, including workforce tools, to reduce costs, eliminate waste, reduce delivery times, and extract the most value out of existing assets.

This role will be responsible for executing day-to-day category management for software and for managing software assets in the asset management tool. This role will work closely with internal stakeholders globally to manage software assets.

EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS

Category Management for Software

  • Executes category management for software and identifies multiple viable alternatives to meet international stakeholder needs (e.g., geography, localization, regulatory requirements).

  • Acts as the Relationship Manager for key software vendors and coordinates quarterly business reviews.

  • Analyzes data to recommend strategies for optimizing savings, sourcing, and procurement of software.

  • Partners with contract management to ensure proper contract mechanisms and pricing schedules are in place to enable procurement of software and leverage scale to ensure best-in-class commercial terms.

  • Ability to influence stakeholder support for key initiatives by delivering clear, well-structured presentations.

  • Provides technology consulting for all internal stakeholders so that they can make tactical and strategic management decisions when purchasing software.

  • Coordinate user education and training to raise awareness of Marriott policies on the acquisition of software.

Software Asset Management

  • Executes software asset management life-cycle activities, from acquisition through retirement/disposal.

  • Serves as the enterprise level subject matter expert for software and facilitates global asset management forums and working groups to gather requirements and develop a strategy to manage software deployments.

  • Coordinates with stakeholders across Finance, Global Technology, and the regions to ensure consistent execution of software asset management.

  • Proactively tracks and manages all software in the asset management tool, including license costs, counts, usage, and forecasts.

  • Reconciles installed software vs. licensed entitlements and remediates software non-compliance by initiating removals or additional purchases based on needs.

  • Performs process governance through monitoring, measuring, and reporting on asset Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to internal stakeholders.

  • Identifies improvement opportunities and assists in resolution of root cause issues, contributing to the effectiveness of the team.

Software Audits and Compliance

  • Provides guidance to Global Technology stakeholders on the process, roles, and best practices for acquiring, renewing and truing-up software, and assists in establishing a center of excellence for audits.

  • Partners with Global Technology to monitor software entitlements, usages, and compliance in Marriott tools.

  • Creates and executes negotiation strategies and partners with software vendors to ensure a quick resolution to external software publisher audits.

  • Provide proof of compliance reporting and support during software publisher audits. Maintain proactive compliance and audit-defense processes.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Minimum of 5+ years of direct work experience in supply chain, procurement, technology asset management or general business administration areas; with significant background in technology field.

  • Ability to think beyond the immediate task/problem at hand and connect to the “bigger picture.”

  • Serve as a key internal business partner while also maintaining excellent account relationships with external providers.

  • Critical thinking skills, with an ability to problem solve and find creative solutions.

  • Experience with data and analytics and ability to prepare financial models and forecasts of global technology usage using excel other tools.

  • Superior data visualization skills and PowerPoint, with an ability to identify the crucial operational or financial metrics, or Key Performance Indicators, (KPIs) and provide meaningful reports to various internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail.

  • Experience in defining/improving business processes.

  • Ability to concurrently navigate multiple tools sets and systems.

  • High degree of initiative and ability to work effectively in teams or independently.

  • Excellent customer, written and oral communication skills with an ability to deal effectively with all levels an organization.

  • Supply Chain acumen required – Fundamental understanding of how supply, demand, and effective management of a supply chain can minimize costs, optimize sourcing strategies, maximize existing assets, and improve customer satisfaction while delivering procurement execution support in a timely manner.

  • Technical acumen preferred – Existing knowledge of or ability to quickly comprehend the core software, hardware, and infrastructure elements within IT and identify evolving industry trends

  • Experience with ServiceNow platform, SaaS control, and/or Software asset management tools.

  • Experience with asset management standard methodologies.

  • Knowledge of software license management practices.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • ITIL certification(s,) CSAM and/or ServiceNow Certification(s) a plus

LOCATION

  • The position is based in Bethesda, MD.

This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

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