Job Description

Industry X Growth Markets Legal Lead

The Global Services Legal team is a strategic business partner and product counsel for Accenture’s four Service lines, e.g. Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Operations and Technology.  Global Services Legal is seeking to appoint a senior attorney with 8+ years’ legal experience as Industry X Growth Markets Legal Lead

Industry X is a key part of Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting Service; its mission is to help Accenture’s clients use advanced technologies to reinvent products and services from design and engineering to manufacturing and support, accelerating operational efficiency and enterprise-wide growth.  Click here for more information on Industry X.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Industry X Global Legal Lead, you will act as a trusted advisor to senior Industry X leadership, and collaborate with senior stakeholders across Legal and other Corporate Functions to:

  • Provide input into and shape strategic decisions that impact Industry X, with an emphasis on support to the Industry X business in the Growth Markets;
  • Assess new Industry X product and service offerings and guide them to market in a legally compliant manner with appropriate risk mitigations (contractual, operational, technical);
  • Develop guidance and templates for Industry X offerings to enable Accenture’s Sales & Delivery Legal team to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting;
  • Team with Accenture’s regulatory and compliance counsel to synthesize and apply regulatory and compliance advice, including anticipating the impact of regulatory changes on the Industry X business;
  • Play a key role in escalations and, in collaboration with Enterprise Risk Management, continuously improve Industry X’s overall governance and risk management;
  • Work with stakeholders across Corporate Functions to evolve Accenture policies and procedures to accommodate the requirements of the Industry X business;
  • Enable new third-party strategic alliances and partnerships, including capability sourcing via partner/vendor and resale/agency transactions;
  • Help evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of the Industry X business, conduct due diligence, and shape post-merger integration strategies; and
  • Participate in initiatives related to cutting edge, cross-industry topics that address technology, ethics, human rights, legal and societal issues.


  • JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification.
  • Admitted to the bar (or local equivalent) and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law.
  • 8+ years’ legal experience, with a preference for prior experience advising on the development of new product and service offerings (including ‘as-a-Service’ offerings).

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Candidates will be:
    • Pragmatic and practical in their approach to advising and delivering legal support;
    • Emotionally intelligent and able to influence internal stakeholders, external clients and suppliers;
    • Adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity;
    • A good communicator and well organized;
    • Flexible to work global hours where necessary; and
    • Highly proficient at speaking and drafting in English.
  • Candidates should have a strong understanding of core legal issues relating to Industry X, including:
    • Applications of cutting-edge technologies, such as digital manufacturing, digital twins, Internet of Things/edge computing, cloud computing, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence;
    • Product liability in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer contexts; and
    • Applicable regulatory landscapes and their effect on product and service qualification, development & launch (e.g., for hardware, embedded systems, and/or software).
  • Candidates should ideally also have experience in:
    • Risk identification, analysis, and management relating to product creation (including, for hardware, manufacturing) and operational technology, as distinct from information technology consulting;
    • Drafting and negotiation of client and supplier agreements, including understanding of intellectual property, data privacy and data protection issues;
    • Deal shaping and evaluation of innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings; and
    • Developing trusted relationships with senior Business leaders.


About Accenture 

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Sara Francis is the Recruiter managing this role. As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a fair and timely process.



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