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Contracting Counsel Senior Manager

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Job Description

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.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • 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

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree (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.
  • English is required for this position as this role will be aligned to multi-national teams where English is the common language across our Global Enterprise. Due to the significant high volume of interactions with these English-speaking multi-national teams, which is inherent to this position, it is not possible to reorganize the company's activities to avoid this requirement.

Preferred Skills:

  • 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

Professional Skills:

  • Strong executive presence
  • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and demonstrated capability in conducting and supervising investigations (including compliance-related investigations, employment investigations, and governmental investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on such risks.
  • In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks, employee rights and obligations, and related laws
  • Extensive experience in employee relations and workplace investigations
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Work Requirements:

  • Travel required.
  • Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation, based on full-time employment, for roles that may be hired in British Columbia as set forth below.

Information on benefits is here.

Role Location                                    Annual Salary Range

British Columbia                               $117,200 to $272,600

Locations

Alberta - Calgary, British Columbia - Vancouver, Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario - Toronto, Quebec - Montreal

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