Contracting Counsel Senior Manager
Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organization coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.
Lead, structure, draft and negotiate complex client transactions in a fast-paced corporate environment including: master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, blockchain security, automation, systems integration and agile development. Advise senior company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions and understanding of the larger market. Manage and advise junior legal professionals in transactions and related matters. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions while supporting Legal, Business and Sales Leadership in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing strategies.
Lead, structure, negotiate and close Accenture’s largest and most complex client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior CLPs and, in some cases, other senior CLPs
Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices
Educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues
Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business
Participate in developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge capital on various legal and business issues
Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives
Embrace and evolve to gain expertise in seven Contracting attributes, including becoming a pathfinder, architect, business-minded, nonconformist, inspired, relevant and technology enabled contracting professional
Reports to: Contracting Lead
Supervises: No direct supervisory responsibility
External Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams; Outside Counsel
JD (or equivalent)
Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
Minimum 8 years of transactional experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry
Minimum of 4 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues preferred
Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions
Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions independently
Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements
Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
Strong executive presence
Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Additional Desirable Criteria:
Professional Skills Requirement:
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
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