Digital & IT

Digital Software Asset Manager

Göteborg, Sweden

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Digital Software Asset Manager

We are currently looking for a Digital Software Asset Manager to join our team

If you are reading this, you probably already know that Polestar is an electric performance car brand. We work hard to create a unique experience for the customer, owner, and driver. The thrill of driving the car, the digital experience of buying, owning, and controlling a Polestar require us to push the limits of technology and software development. Sustainability has been there from the beginning, and we have set a moonshot goal for climate-neutral cars in 2030. There is an ocean of opportunities in this for talented IT professionals who want to dive in and make a difference.


About the Team

The Digital PMO is responsible for managing the support operations of the digital area, including resource planning (supply and demand matching), day-to-day operations of the digital organization such as license management, budget management and project management, as requested.

Polestar Digital PMO is now looking for a Digital Software Asset Manager with competencies and experience either from strategic sourcing, strategic sales or business development within the area of IT software licenses- and subscriptions.

About the role

As the Digital Software Asset Manager, you will be part of the Digital Strategy, PMO and Portfolio Planning department within Digital. This organization is now beginning to form, to meet the company’s increased need as we rapidly grow as a company. That means that besides taking on a specific role, you will also get the chance to participate in building a world-class digital strategy and planning department. You will also work closely with leaders in the Digital Organization as well as senior leaders of the company. This role also includes:

  • Sourcing- and purchasing of one-time project-related IT licenses or any additional upfront one-time charged services related to software as a service subscriptions. e.g. perpetual licenses allowing to install and use license indefinitely, network individual/multi-user licensing, OEM (original equipment manufactured) related end-user licenses distributed with PC or Notebook, multi-user licenses, database licenses, infrastructure operations related licenses, COTS (commercial off the shelf) licenses, etc
  • Sourcing and purchasing recurring IT license-related maintenance- and support services
  • SaaS (Software as a Service) subscriptions sourced and bought as recurring subscription- and subscription-related maintenance- and technical support fees allowing the user to use cloud software as a service for a specified time period.


What you’ll do

  • You will develop, communicate- and implement category strategies within your area of responsibility with the aim to optimize IT solutions and total cost of ownership
  • You will lead teams in sourcing projects, capture requirements, evaluate suppliers and supplier markets, negotiate agreements and implement new vendors & solutions.
  • You will handle the supplier relations globally with your suppliers and follow up on the supplier’s performance.
  • You will meet internal stakeholders from and many other business functions within Polestar to understand their requirements and help them document them as input for sourcing- and renegotiations and manage the commercial supplier relations.
  • Every day, you will be part of developing- and supporting the Polestar digitalization journey.
  • Make the most of asset lifecycle investments to improve IT services and make smarter decisions, reduce technology costs and mitigate IT asset risks
  • Enforce compliance with corporate security policies and desktop/server/mobile standards


Who you are

  • You have a deep understanding of the steering mechanisms of a large, global corporation
  • Have a University degree in a related field or equivalent working experience.
  • Have a proven track record of 5-10 years experience in IT service integration and management in a multi-vendor environment, IT strategic sourcing experience in a multi-national corporate environment or have experience in selling, developing and delivering the IT category in scope in such an environment.
  • You would also need to have experience in developing and negotiating complex IT contracts and have excellent financial and analytical skills.
  • Experience of and have a deep understanding of large agile organizations
  • You are a skilled people manager of projects and teams with experience in strength-based feedback
  • Skilled communicator with experience of forming alliances and bringing together multiple internal- and external stakeholders
  • You have the ability to create and communicate impactful decisions support and reports
  • Have great experience and skills in project management, high communication skills in English and the ability to interact with stakeholders on different levels of an organization.
  • Skills in Cloud sourcing, R&D system and other license models.
  • Experience from license management tools


Personal Qualities

  • Proactive and dynamic person who quickly sees the holistic picture
  • A strategic doer who knows that openness and collaboration is key to success
  • Strong analytical skills, self-driven and engaged with a will to encourage people


Polestar - the guiding star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalyzing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

At Polestar, the sky is the limit.

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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