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Procurement Contracts Specialist

Job Location: Brisbane

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00575793

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Procurement Contract Services Specialist
Talent Segment: Business Process Specialisation
Career Level: 9
Location: Brisbane/Sydney
Competitive salary depending on skills and experience (plus excellent benefits)
 
Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture, we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.
 
As one of the leading procurement outsourcing Specialists, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.
 
Accenture is currently seeking a Contract Services Specialist who is looking for an exciting and challenging career with Accenture – an employer that enables you to make a real difference.
 
The Contract Services Specialist will facilitate the development and execution of a variety of third party commercial contracts in accordance with our client’s policies and procedures, applicable laws, and other requirements. The Contract Services Specialist may provide guidance to the client’s business units and project teams on contract management and policy compliance matters, and may lead more than one engagement.
 
Depending on the size and complexity of the agreement, the Contract Services Specialist may be full-time on a single engagement. This is a non-attorney position.
 
 
The key aspects and responsibilities of your role will be:
  • Draft and negotiate Agreements based on both client templates and supplier templates;
  • Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications;
  • Consulting and escalating positioning issues which are not solved satisfactorily by the project team in a timely manner;
  • Act as the primary contact between the project team and/or business unit and corporate legal counsel, ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly;
  • Issue necessary modifications to clarify questions concerning such topics as specification changes, language ambiguities or clarification of contract clause;
  • Assist with training and coaching to other contract specialists on legal review and interpretation;  
  • Ensure that all contracts and agreements are filed in the contract repository; and
  • Maintain and update contract databases and disseminate information as appropriate.
What skills, qualifications and competencies do I need?
  • Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or equivalent experience;
  • Solid experience working with a variety of contract types (i.e. preparing, reviewing and negotiating) and contract processes (i.e. implementation, etc.);
  • Past experience with drafting agreements in any of the following areas: Mining and MRO;
  • Must be able to clearly state and convey legal positions both with our clients and suppliers;
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail;
  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement industry is an advantage;
  • Experience with contract reporting necessary (i.e. total number of contracts, number of suppliers under contract, and other indicators) to assess progress and effectiveness of the contract function;
  • Experience responding to complex enquiries regarding contract obligations and redlines/revisions;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results with cross-functional teams ;
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word; and
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.
What’s in it for you?
 
Choose Accenture for an exciting career, where the variety of opportunities and challenges allows you to make a difference every day. A place where you can develop your expertise working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team-focused environment. The only place where you can use your skills to provide high-quality, long-term services for our Global Fortune 500 clients, helping them achieve high performance. If this is your idea of a typical working day, then Accenture is the place to be.
 
We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster to help tailor your career plan. On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ holiday per year, a gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice.
 
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013.
 
Please also note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
 
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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