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Manager, Software License Optimization (10450703_Chicago)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Chicago, Illinois, United States

We Are:

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View] .

In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients—by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.

Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

You are:

We have an opening for a Manager position in our Software License Optimization practice who will focus on multiple licensing projects. This position is focused on providing strategic advice for our growing client base regarding software license management, audit compliance, and software licensing and contracting. The ideal candidate will have extensive IBM software audit experience along with licensing knowledge of other top software publishers.

The work:

  • Assist in the development of Accenture License Optimization offerings

  • Act in the role of a subject matter expert for IBM licensing

  • Lead and support the delivery of License Optimization service engagements including conducting customer mock audits, software asset reviews and audit compliance consulting in support of the procurement sourcing process

  • Train and develop analyst capabilities to support License Optimization service engagements

  • Assist and coach clients on best practices for resolving and negotiating audit findings to achieve optimal outcomes

  • Assist in developing and delivering audit and software license optimization related training material to clients


Here's what you need:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in software license auditing and software asset management

  • Minimum of 3 years License compliance experience with IBM and/or additional publishers

Bonus Points:

  • Strong understanding of ILMT.

  • Strong understanding of IT procurement process and knowledge in sourcing complex deals with leading suppliers (e.g. IBM)

  • Proven track record in building client relationships and offering strategic insight into their business

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with clients up to the C-level

  • Persuasive communication and coaching skills

  • Deep data analysis, intellectual curiosity, reasoning and logic skills

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal team members and clients

  • An interest in helping build a new team, take on a leadership role, and drive new business opportunities

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $73,764 - $170,100 and [Register to View]

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