Job Description

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Global Legal Network (GLN) is a group of professionals operating globally from 10 countries. It provides a broad spectrum of differentiated services - focused on delivering value and innovation. We partner with Legal teams across Accenture to build efficiencies and centres of excellence related to Legal services; and through our size, geographic spread and language diversity, the Global Legal Network is able to drive quality, agility and speed in our services, aligned to Accenture’s relentless focus on maximum efficiency and operational effectiveness.

CORE and Global Services (CGS) is a group of legal professionals working and supporting different legal areas such as Compliance, Regulatory Offerings, Ethics, Procurement, Corporate Matters and the Services Areas aligned with the new offerings and technologies such as Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Technology, Security and Operations.

Technology: Resale  Role Summary – Accenture has a Resale program under which it resells third party technology to Clients. Support Accenture’s business in performing resale transactions by providing guidance in deal-shaping and subject matter expertise on agency resale. The role requires drafting, review and negotiation of resale agreements/legal documents with Partners and Clients following Accenture’s internal policies, procedures and applicable laws.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Generic Responsibilities

  • Understand the Global Services Legal areas
  • Understand relevant company policies
  • Proactively enhance knowledge in context of the support area
  • Understand company's approval processes and ensures that all stakeholders are timely engaged and informed on the relevant process
  • Assist team in drafting checklists, process documents and generic tracking reports
  • Directly liaison with internal stakeholders on various issues
  • Recognize issues and provide timely escalation to Team Lead or appropriate stakeholders
  • Understand and suggest process improvements in the support area
  • Provide on the job training and support to the new joiners of the team
  • Supervise resources, as required
  • Support implementation of new initiatives in the support area or within Legal/GLN
  • Build credible and effective relationships with onshore counsels and within GLN team
  • Support tech team in development of new tech tool or enhancement of existing ones
  • Manage SharePoint and communication records

Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role

  • Independently draft and review and, with minimum supervision, negotiate low complexity agreements and documents to be signed with partners and clients, including but not limited Non-Disclosure agreements, Affiliate Addendums, resale agreements,  Resale teaming agreements, renewals and amendments, among others.
  • Analyze and propose solutions to low/medium-complexity contract issues.
  • Be able to identify and escalate issues.
  • Independently handle the communication with internal clients, business teams and  stakeholders on various legal matters.
  • Maintain contract compliance in line with company policies and procedures and ensure issues are identified and resolved;
  • Require approvals when needed - in particular, ensuring that all stakeholders are fully informed and engaged on a timely basis with the process and associated responsibilities.


Qualifications

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience at law firm or as in-house counsel and/or in legal outsourcing

Work Requirements:

  • Travel may be required.
  • Fluency in English (and other language, depending on geography supported) with strong oral and written communication skills

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in agreement drafting and review, identifying risks.
  • Basic awareness of Accenture offerings and function specific services performed
  • Understands commercial agreements, legal and compliance principles
  • Understands general corporate business practices and contracting regulations
  • Demonstrates promptness, accuracy and consistency with the activities supported
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, with exposure to leadership
  • Able to assist with day to day support and to understand delivery requirements
  • Detail-oriented, sound judgement, prioritization, organized, and adaptable
  • Good at using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Comfortable with technology and has experience in the use of tools & databases
  • Effectively manage priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Demonstrates keenness to learn and train on new processes and areas
  • Team player who looks to build trust-based relationships; proactively helps new members

BEHAVIOURS:      

  • Open to work with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout Accenture global organization
  • Understand the value of diversity and recognize the strengths that different styles, innovative perspectives and experiences bring to Accenture   
  • Demonstrate inclusion and respect for all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, age, disability, culture, social status and/or sexuality
  • Collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executives

RELATIONSHIP AND REPORTING:

Supervises:

  • N/A

External Relationships:

  • Accenture Counsels, , Contract Management, Business executives, outside counsels, partners and clients.

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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