Microsoft Licensing Specialist

As the Microsoft Licensing Specialist, you will play a vital role in the purchasing and management of the organisation’s licensing needs and contracts with a particular focus on Microsoft as a vendor.
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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops incredible software for the online gaming industry. Living by the motto “Fearlessly Forward,” innovation is at the centre of everything we do, whether it’s our games, new products and technologies. We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes.Our strength lies in the diversity of our skills, and that comes from the diversity of our people. The Workshop is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof,) and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a pleasant, supportive place to work – whoever you are. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and move Fearlessly Forward.

What you'll do

  • Be the point of contact for Microsoft-related customer and internal queries, and readily resolve these to enhance customer satisfaction and internal compliance.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in Microsoft solutions and the wider portfolio from a sales perspective.
  • Provide specialist Microsoft knowledge during any focus sales meetings and marketing events to advise on appropriate licensing models and solutions and assist with commercials
  • Understand the organisation’s licensing requirements and proactively support the function throughout the agreements’ lifecycle
  • Support new business opportunities, and help build and qualify opportunity pipeline
  • Advise on software purchases and management, specifically on Tier 1 Software vendors (Microsoft is a must, other technologies are desirable), considering organisation’s current agreements, purchases and needs.
  • Proactively keeping up to date with changes to the organisation’s key software vendors’ products, services, licensing models and contract types to ensure knowledge is up to date at all times.
  • Maintain product/solutions expertise of market trends in aligned technologies, including detailed understanding of competition.
  • Providing highly professional and valued service in line with organizational policies and procurement best practices.
  • Coordinating, execution and close out of contracts and services agreements across multiple corporate entities and locations
  • Playing an active role in the team, remaining flexible, to cover and support the procurement team in busy periods and absence across the team.
  • Maintaining and maximizing current relationships with suppliers
  • Analysing costs and recommending improvements and opportunities for efficiencies
  • Negotiating prices and setting up accounts and contracts
  • Compiling, reviewing and editing contracts, tender and service agreement documents
  • Ensure that the administration of all purchasing and accounting requests are handled with exemplary attention to detail and within pre-defined timeframes
  • Agreeing the best possible commercial and contractual terms for the business and its stakeholders

What you'll bring

  • Experience of Software license management, specifically Microsoft, either through selling software solutions or being a Licensing account manager/specialist for a software vendor, reseller, IT services company or the end vendor.  
  • In-depth knowledge of how Microsoft licensing works and Tier 1 vendor licensing products, solutions, services and licensing models.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience related to Microsoft licensing
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft products, contracting options, agreement structure, advantages and limitations. 
  • Proven track record of ability to communicate and work effectively with suppliers and internal business stakeholders
  • Comprehensive understanding and proven track record in delivering all aspects of the commercial procurement and purchasing lifecycle
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives or activities, and effectively make judgments in prioritizing and time allocation in a high-pressure environment
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices overseas as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Demonstrate professionalism and maturity when working with internal business functions, peers, senior management, and vendors


What's in it for you

  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension plan
  • A range of benefits to choose from
  • Learning and training opportunities to keep skills sharp
  • Season ticket loan
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service
  • Flexible working hours, wellbeing programmes and growth opportunities
  • Team building events, learning labs and Hackathons/Designathons 



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Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.


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