Job Description

The Procurement Contract 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 Procurement Contract 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 Procurement Contract Specialist may be full time on a single engagement. This is a non attorney position.

This role will be primarily based in Accenture Prague. The primary categories of contract expertise are IT, Marketing, Facilities, logistics and Corporate and Professional Service.

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, etc
  • 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
  • Maintain and update contract databases and disseminate information as appropriate


Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Significant 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 following areas IT, Marketing, Professional Services, Facilities, MRO.
  • Fluent in one or more of the following languages.
  • Paralegal certificate a plus, but not required.
  • Must be able to clearly state and convey legal positions.
  • Prior experience working in IT, Financial Services or logistics industry is an advantage.
  • 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 inquiries regarding contract obligations and redlines revisions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a team setting where team members are not direct reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results with cross functional teams.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word.
  • Ability to travel.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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