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Title:  Software Asset Management (SAM) Administrator

Requisition ID:  121024

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.

Please note: This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time. The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations . This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the positions shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Under limited supervision, the Software Asset Management (SAM) Administrator will monitor installations, usage and configurations of software to ensure compliance with publisher terms and internal policies.

  • Leverage/deploy the enterprise ServiceNow SAM Pro to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the software asset management program. Create and present software license management metrics to Sr. Management monthly.
  • Support the centralization of software license management by gaining access to various software portals to manage add, change and delete users as needed.
  • Identify software related compliance issues and take appropriate actions to move the company into full compliance. Present and influence Sr. Management in approach to remediate any identified compliance issues.
  • Partner with the IT Asset Manager to support timely response to internal and external software audits and assist in the collection of software contracts, agreements, entitlements, and licenses.
  • Partner with Global Supply Chain to ensure key software elements are part of all agreement to foster configuration and rationalization in ServiceNow SAM Pro.
  • Monitor software position across all enterprise license elements and identify opportunities for savings.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED and eight (8) years’ experience managing software assets in enterprise environment, including four (4) years’ experience working with software contracts including Enterprise Agreements with key vendors like Microsoft and Adobe; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years ‘experience managing software assets in enterprise environment including experience working with software contracts including Enterprise Agreements with key vendors like Microsoft and Adobe
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • License administration: add/change/delete users from software publisher portals
  • Collect software contracts, agreement, entitlements, and licenses.
  • Periodic software true-ups and renewals
  • Develop and implement strategies for license optimization while maintaining compliance.
  • Partner with Corporate office to respond to enterprise agreement audits
  • Keep leadership apprised of audit status and risks
  • Remediate software found to be non-compliant
  • Owning and driving vendor initiated and internal software licensing audits
  • Understanding of various license models and able to apply and monitor those in real time
  • Knowledge of Open-Source Software and license limitation
  • Performing detailed analysis of contract/license terms, usage and entitlements
  • Leading new efforts and processes to ensure software compliance
  • Ability and comfort in making decisions alone and being accountable for them
  • Ability to overcome obstacles and drive tasks to completion
  • Experience dealing with large amounts of data, including interpretation and presentations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software entitlement tracking using ServiceNow (SAM Pro)
  • Solid experience with computer skills in SAP, Microsoft Excel, Materials Management software
  • Familiarity with discovery tools such as ServiceNow Discovery
  • Experience utilizing ServiceNow Software Asset Management
  • Knowledge in IT Asset Management and IT Service Management
  • Proficient with Microsoft O365 products, specifically Excel
  • Self-starter and results-oriented
  • Ability to use data effectively to aide in decision making



  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. (approx. 23 kgs.)
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose "motor vehicles" includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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