IT Asset Manager

Cambridge, UK
£60,000 - £65,000
23 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Job Title: IT Asset Manager

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

This is an exciting time to join Cambridge Assessment as we are currently transforming our core IT systems to achieve our ambitious business goal of delivering qualifications to 100 million learners worldwide. The successful candidate will have a crucial role in delivering this objective, having sole responsibility for making strategic decisions relating to the IT asset lifecycle.

We are looking for a highly innovative individual who embodies the spirit of continuous improvement in all that they do, whether this is optimising systems to resolve long-standing problems or negotiating the best deals with suppliers to guarantee the highest return on investment.

You will have the drive to make a significant personal impact as a key member of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, liaising with senior internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis. You will also have a critical role in maintaining company reputation through your oversight of software compliance. Further, you should thrive on a varied workload as no two weeks are ever the same; you will get involved in managing asset inventories, usage and disposal, maximising value and optimising the total cost of ownership.

Are you ready to make a difference, be valued, be developed and be rewarded?

We are committed to providing access to a range of flexible working options, and believe that getting the balance between work and home commitments is key to a high performing organisation. There are many forms of flexible working in practice at Cambridge Assessment, such as flexible start/finish times, working from home, and compressed hours. Please be open at the application stage in terms of your requirements, and we can see if these can be met.

To find out more about our commitment to flexible working, take a look at our Flexible Working blog on LinkedIn.

What you'll be doing

  • Make strategic decisions about the asset lifecycle, ensuring the acquisition, allocation, and retirement is carried out in line with best practice approaches
  • Create and develop existing asset management policies, procedures, processes and toolsets
  • Manage our multi-million pound asset budget
  • Oversee all asset support and maintenance contracts
  • Solely accountable for identifying, managing and escalating any risks that breach licensing terms to maintain software compliance and making decisions to maintain company reputation
  • Identify and implement methods to optimise the Group's IT assets through retrieval, re-deployment and working with suppliers to achieve full efficiency
  • Maintain professional knowledge and expertise by keeping abreast of trends in the IT industry and in IT asset management

What we're looking for

  • Degree / postgraduate level qualification in a related field (commercial, business, economics, computer science, etc.) or relevant comparable experience
  • Industry related professional certification (e.g. IAITAM CSAM / CHAMP / CITAM, BCS SAM Essentials, ITAMOrg) or IT Asset Management qualifications

  • Ability to interpret licensing terms and conditions is essential
  • Licensing knowledge of Tier 1 software vendors (Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM, Adobe)
  • Knowledge of best practice IT asset management methodologies (e.g. ISO 19770)
  • Influential, inter-personal and comfortable with stakeholder management
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Takes a proactive approach
  • Experience of using a market leading asset management tool
  • Commercial savvy, with previous exposure to budget management


The ideal candidate would have at least 3 years of demonstrable IT Asset Management experience, having worked in a complex organisation with multi-million pound commercial IT spend.

  • Open and collaborative
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Takes responsibility
  • Resilient and demonstrates persistence and tenacity
  • Positive outlook and able to motivate others
  • Proactive
  • Analytical
  • Motivated and disciplined

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28/04/2019 and interviews will be held on the following week .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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