General Mills Inc Sr. Software Asset Management Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Food. Purpose. You. We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world's leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, H agen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$16.6 billion during fiscal 2016. We seek out the best talent, provide them with rich development resources, support, and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who are leaders, innovators, and want to be part of a company that serves the world by making food people love. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabilities An information technology career at General Mills will put you on the cutting edge of opportunity. You'll work with state-of-the-art technology, well-known brands, and a solid team of professionals in an open, collaborative environment. We welcome new ideas and innovations, and encourage your growth and development throughout our IT organization. To join our IT team, you will need leadership skills, business understanding and technical expertise commensurate with your experience in the field, along with a bachelor's degree in MIS, computer science or a related discipline. As a global company, General Mills offers endless infrastructure and software opportunities. Join the IT Software Asset Management team as a Software Asset Management Senior Analyst! This highly motivated, self-starter will be a software license management expert providing guidance on acceptable licensing practices. They will also be required to effectively communicate with all levels of management and influence decisions/outcomes. Responsibilities will include managing internal and external audits, designing and documenting workflows, making appropriate recommendations that will positively impact operational effeciveness as well as initating projects associated to software asset management governance and proceses. The Senior Analyst will work with a wide and dynamic range of global colleagues, software and projects requiring software asset managment expertise or consultation. * Analyze new and exisiting software terms and conditions to ensure the proper installation and use of a wide variety of productivity software titles * Define and execute strategies for managing and optimizing software assets * Provide clear and consise guidance on acceptable licensing practices * Lead communication and collaboration with key strategic business partners, across IT functions, Procurement Shared Services, Sourcing, Legal, and with software vendors as needed * Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of standard global procedures, tools and practice in support of proper software asset management activities * Manage internal and external audits * Support mergers & acquisitions activity * Establish and maintain relationships with external peers to ensure General MIlls is following and creating best practices Minimum Qualifications * Bachelor's Degree * 3-5 years of related experience Preferred Qualifications * Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM) Certification or equivalent * Understanding of license optimization tool such as SNOW (desired), Flexera or Aspera * Familiarity with BMC Remedy incident and service request software or other workflow management tools CB1 DCGM Employer's Job# 7522316 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.