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Global SAP Software Asset Management Specialist

Start your career at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Place of work
Remote work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
4 200 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Zurich Insurance group is looking for a senior SAM specialist who specializes in SAP enterprise software to join global Software Asset Management function with an objective to optimize software contract spend, manage compliance, analyses data, draw the relevant conclusions and then work with others to implement opportunities or remediate risks. This is a challenging lead role, requiring a broad understanding of IT technology, service management processes and the ability to collaborate with many different stakeholder groups within Zurich Group.

GTO SW Asset Management comprises of an international team of SAM experts in three countries, managing a multi-million-dollar software portfolio and helping other IT stakeholders to achieve their objectives. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who would like to work at a groupwide global level in defining and implementing 'Best Practice' methodologies related to SAM service primarily in SAP space. 

As a Software Asset Management Specialist, your main responsibilities will involve: 
  • Subject matter expertise, in-depth and proven knowledge of SAM operations and competencies, with ability to apply and advise on complex software licensing topics and produce ELPs specifically for SAP software.
  • Understands SAP licensing concepts, indirect usage rules and product use rights.
  • Navigating and leveraging the SAP System Measurement Tools - LAW, USSM, self-declaration metrics and SAP system survey in the S/4HANA environment.
  • Provide transparency of costs for SW contracts and assure fair allocation of charges to BUs and Service owners based on software usage.
  • Negotiate successfully across the organization and with external suppliers/vendors in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Maintains stakeholder community and enables information sharing environment.
  • Proactively identify and drive initiatives to achieve SW related savings, developing best practices and processes, to continuously improve software asset management service and to ensure compliance with budget and contractual requirements.
  • Identify necessary changes and play key role in the complex software contract negotiations, manage demand and contract updates, liaise with external vendors, legal, contract and sourcing teams.

Employee perks, benefits

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave

Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus

Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events

Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)

  • Location(s): Bratislava or Kosice co-working space
  • Remote working: Yes (Slovakia based), if possible we would like to meet with you more often in the few first weeks
  • Schedule: Full-time

Relocation bonus to Slovakia available.

Occasional travel to other Zurich locations may be required

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

As a Software Asset Management Specialist, your skills and experience will ideally include: 
  • 5+ years of relevant proven experience with:
    • direct responsibility and hands-on management of SAP software portfolio in enterprise environment (irrespective of industry),
    • active hands-on work with general SAM and SAP specific system measurement tools,
    • advanced hands-on MS Excel skills (V/H-Look Ups, Pivots, Complex calculations, …),
    • Profit and Loss (P&L) calculations and accruals for cost impact.
  • Fluent spoken and written English (strong B2+).
  • Analytical skills, financial and commercial acumen, attention to detail, ability to process data in a complex global organizational environment,
  • Organizational, productivity, time and project management skills,
  • Ability to interface, influence and network with managers, staff and stakeholders inside and outside of the organization,
  • Communication and negotiation skills.

The way we are

We want to tell you one thing: We care for our employees.
As a part of our team - you become the essence of our business, because you add value to everything that we do.

Caring for well-being

Unique career

Caring for communities

Caring for development

Cooperating and sharing

Why you will like us

  • we have that kind of environment that welcomes any ideas that are pushing the envelope
  • we work hard, but we value your work-life balance
  • we make the difference – the unique bottom-to-top program that motivates employees to make Zurich Insurance a better place to work
  • our Development weeks will help you improve your skills

Interested already?

Send CV to the company


Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees


Contact person: Nikola Bilkova
E-mail: send CV
ID: 4514803  Dátum zverejnenia: 6.2.2023  Pracovná ponuka je prevzatá z inej stránky alebo zdroja. Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 4 200 EUR/month