Procurement Software License Manager

As the Procurement Software License Manager, you will play a vital role in the purchasing and management of the organisation’s licensing needs and contracts.
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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

  • Providing superior procurement licensing guidance and execution services across the organization to support business objectives
  • Understanding the organisation’s licensing requirements and proactively supporting them throughout the agreements lifecycle
  • Providing business stakeholders advice on software purchases and management, specifically on Tier 1 Software vendors (Microsoft and VMware in particular) but also a broad spectrum of suppliers – licensing advice is given using knowledge of the 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.
  • 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.
  • Onboarding of new supplier relationships
  • 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
  • Investigation of any queries or issues that arise in relation to contracts, commercial relationships, basic legal entity questions and supplier services and products
  • Maintain close contact and management of key stakeholders to ensure efficiency and knowledge is shared through the organization with regard to all commercial and purchasing activities
  • Support legal and finance teams with improving process flow and efficiencies
  • 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
  • Working for or with Tier 1 Software vendors, including but not limited to Microsoft and VMware
  • You will be the first point of contact for the business, acting as an internal licensing consultant and providing guidance as required.  
  • You will work closely with Legal, Finance and business stakeholders to provide support and advice. 

What you'll bring

  • Experience of Software license management, either through selling software solutions or being a Licensing account manager for a software vendor (preferably Tier 1, particularly VMware or Microsoft)
  • In-depth knowledge of how licensing works and Tier 1 vendor licensing products, solutions, services and licensing models.
  • 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

  • Challenging and fulfilling work at an innovative, global company that uses cutting-edge tech
  • Private medical insurance and pension plan
  • Global work experience in an agile methodology
  • Flexibility of working from home/office to stay both safe and collaborative
  • Flexible working hours, well-being programs, learning and growth opportunities
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Regular Hackathons and Designathons 
  • Opportunity to shape the tech community inside and outside of The Workshop, mentoring and sharing knowledge with others
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service


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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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