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Software Renewal Manager

Support Office»Technology


Job Reference: 2 2 6 5 1 4 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Recruitment Partner: Akash Karia

Contract: Perm

Location: Nottingham

The Software Renewal Manager will oversee the renewal process of all software licenses and subscriptions. We ask that you have an understanding of software agreements, negotiation skills and excellent communication. Supported by offshore administrative resource, you will manage a master database of software agreements that will be used to optimize spend through greater insight and coordination. You will identify and recommend efficiency opportunities, holding platform owners to account in delivering these. You will also work with Procurement, Finance, Software Asset Management and IT Purchasing to ensure software agreements are renewals are done in an efficient, timely and compliant manner.

About the role

You willl:

  • Oversee and report on the IT2A 3rd party software landscape, developing and managing strategies for renewal that optimise this category of spend
  • Create and maintain accurate records of software agreements, generate reports and analysis to track renewal status, costs and savings delivered
  • Produce and manage an annual software renewal plan in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Ensure the renewal of software agreements to avoid disruptions in service and leverage negotiation, involving Procurement in line with policy
  • Collaborate with Software Asset Management and Platform owners to understand future requirements, enabling the rightsizing of agreements and efficiency of spend
  • Manage the 3rd party software 3YP, budget and forecast on behalf of platform owners, incorporating planned changes to the software landscape and agreeing efficiency targets
  • Negotiate terms and pricing with software vendors in line with WBA policy and governance processes
  • Liaise with IT Purchasing function to ensure purchase orders are raised and invoices processed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Continuously evaluate and improve software renewal processes, recommending improvements to internal stakeholders to enhance efficiency, accuracy and cost effectiveness

What you’ll need to have

  • Experience managing software renewals
  • Good understanding of software licencing agreements, models and compliance requirements
  • Experience in achieving favourable terms and cost efficiencies - negotiation
  • Drive to hold stakeholders to account in identifying and delivering cost optimization opportunities
  • Analytical mindset and interpretation of data to identify trends and make decisions
  • Good understanding of finance and planning processes

It would be great if you also have

  • Experience leading a small team remotely

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility). Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

What's next

If your application is successful, our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you will be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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