Job Description

Accenture is an equal opportunity employer. We have an unwavering commitment to equality for all. Together, we are acting, we are leading, and we will drive change across the globe.

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 Legal (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 S&C, Interactive, Technology, Security and Operations.

S&C Role Summary – S&C is the home of our Strategy practitioners, industry and functional expertise, data insight and design. Support Accenture Applied Intelligence (AAI) and Center for Data & Insights, and collaborate with different industry functions such as Life Sciences, Health, Talent and Organizations, Retail & Consumer Goods, Supply Chain, etc. AAI is the world’s largest team of data scientists, data engineers, and experts in artificial intelligence. AAI believes a mix of data, analytics, automation, and responsible AI can do almost anything—spark digital metamorphoses, widen the range of what humans can do, and breathe life into smart products and services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Generic Responsibilities

  • Understands Global Services area needs and priorities, strategy, objectives, and opportunities 
  • Good understanding of relevant company policies
  • Enhance subject-matter expertise in the concerned support area
  • Act as a POC and escalation point for the support area
  • Understand, suggest, and encourage process improvements in the support area
  • Collaborate with tech teams in development of new tool or enhancement of existing ones
  • Create checklists and other process documents
  • Represent GLN; directly liaison with internal stakeholders on various issues
  • Supervise the management of SharePoint and communication records
  • Identify and drive trainings for the team for upskilling and professional development
  • Support implementation of new initiatives in Global Services support area or within Legal/GLN
  • Build credible and effective relationships with onshore counsels and within GLN team
  • Drive recruitment efforts for the team
  • Effectively manage direct reports and any assigned team; quick conflict resolution
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior members of the team
  • Provide individuals with positive and developmental feedback
  • Drive Talent Discussions for the assigned team/team members
  • Proactively try to ‘give back’ to GLN/Legal.

Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role

  • Support the Business as a strategic partner and trusted adviser to enable growth of the Business.
  • Take on assignments as required by designated industry functions, AAI Business/Legal Leads, and develop strong relationships with the Business and within the AAI legal team and broader Global Services Legal organization.
  • Conduct legal assessments of products and services, including identifying risks and related risk mitigation strategies (contractual, operational, technical).
  • Work with the Business to identify, manage and mitigate risks, comply with laws and company policies, and undertake ethical considerations in its endeavors.
  • Advise on data management issues and responsible use of data for products and services, including artificial intelligence or machine learning technology.
  • Develop clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the products and services and related use of data for sales and go to market teams, development teams, and technical teams.
  • Independently handle the communication with internal clients, business teams and stakeholders on various legal matters such as Open Source Governance, NDAs, Evaluation, Data sourcing, Sponsorship, and Vendor Agreements, etc. Work with Accenture’s regulatory and compliance counsel to synthesize and apply regulatory and compliance advice, including future-looking projections of any anticipated regulatory changes potentially impacting the business;
  • Execute tasks with autonomy and good judgement, independently providing effective solutions to encountered complexities and providing error-free work results.
  • Coordinate & perform research of laws and regulations or technical aspects applicable to assigned requests.
  • Lead specific ad-hoc projects, coordinating team members and aligning with other areas.


Qualifications

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 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:

  • Strong and proven experience in offering reviews & product counsel support, agreement drafting, review and negotiation, identifying risks and proposing solutions.
  • Demonstrate very good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate autonomy, take ownership, and drive tasks to closure
  • Demonstrate promptness, accuracy and consistency with the activities supported      
  • Detail-oriented, sound judgement, and flexible
  • Strong time management, prioritization, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Able to work with internal and external teams, and understands delivery requirements
  • Able to independently lead projects and teams on function specific processes
  • Good understanding of Accenture offerings and function specific services performed
  • Good understanding of commercial agreements, legal and compliance principles
  • Good understanding of corporate business practices and contracting regulations
  • Comfortable with technology and has experience in the use of tools & databases
  • Ability to work under pressure, with exposure to senior leadership
  • Effectively manage priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Build trust-based relationships by delivering on commitments.

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 
  • Leader as well as team player, collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executives.

RELATIONSHIP AND REPORTING:

Supervises:

  • Team members providing services on a process/project or account/portfolio of accounts

External Relationships:

  • Accenture contracting and CORE legal counsel, client commercial, procurement, contract management, business executives, vendors, corporate function.

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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