Software Asset Specialist

Job Location US-MN-Chaska
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Company Overview and Values

Why work at Entegris?

Lead. Inspire. Innovate. Define Your Future.

Not everyone who works for a global company shares the same background, experiences and perspectives. We leverage the differences of our employees to bring new ideas to the table. Every employee throughout the company is encouraged to share input on projects and initiatives. Our decision making process is truly a collaborative effort as we realize there are leaders at every level of the organization. We put our values at the core of how we operate as an organization — not just when it’s convenient, but in a lasting and meaningful way. We want the time and energy you spend here to have a positive impact on your life inside and outside of the office.

Entegris is a values-driven culture and our employees rally around our core PACE values: 




The Role

Apply your expertise to help shape this newly created position!  The Software Asset Specialist collaborates across the global IT organization to manage commercial relationships and overall performance of our software vendors.  In this role, you will oversee provisioning, support, hosting and management of third party software, and manages the purchase, deployment, maintenance, use and disposal of software and online (SaaS) applications.


This represents an opportunity to join a leading edge, collaborative and innovative team!

In this role you will

  • Reviews software, managed services and hosting requests to understand business requirements and objectives.
  • Leads contract negotiations, reviewing all agreements for pricing models, metric clarity and accountability to optimize contract terms and costs, both initial and long-term.
  • Prepares and maintains an application profile and governance model for each software asset to promote clarity of roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders, who include application owners, IT, vendors, managed services partners, hosting partners, etc.
  • Partners with application owners to oversee managed services and hosting partner delivery performance.
  • Actively monitors the software asset lifecycle from initial acquisition through disposal to evaluate continued fit/value proposition, version/patching/security compliance, contract compliance, vendor performance and risk, etc.
  • Conducts regular audits of software license inventory utilization and forecasts demand. Identifies variances between entitlements and use of software.  Engages stakeholders and vendors to rectify variances by adding or reducing entitlements as needed.
  • Prepare and track capital and expense budgets for software / license acquisition, software maintenance, SaaS subscriptions and managed/hosting services.
  • Prepare and maintain a schedule of payments based on contract terms for managed software and services. Facilitate the timely preparation of Purchase Orders and processing of vendor invoices.
  • Demonstrates adaptability in a constantly changing environment, ensuring all documentation of policies, processes and procedures are up to date accordingly.

Traits we believe make a strong candidate

  • Strong technical background
  • Collaboration and cooperation - partnering across all functions
  • Communication
  • Project management; ability to manage many parallel work streams
  • Financial processes - budgets, invoice management, capital management, etc.
  • Contracts, SOW's, maintenance agreements, NDA's, subscriptions, etc.

Your success will be measured by

  • Collaborating with individuals and teams, internally and externally, to create unique value.
  • Focusing on aligning goals and priorities across functions and with customers.
  • Ensuring compliance to corporate applications governance standards.

What we offer:

Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you’re looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

  • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
  • A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match that’s all yours- no vesting!
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you’re happy and healthy.
  • A progressive PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!

At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.





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