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Contract Manager

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00566025

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Role: Contract Manager
Location: London
Travel: 10% of the time
Salary: Up to £84k+ depending on experience + benefits
 
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
 
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
 
Job Summary:
 
Manage a variety of government, international, and commercial contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements.  Provide on-site advice to Accenture’s business units and project teams on contract management and policy compliance matters.
 
The Contract Manager may manage more than one engagement or, alternatively, be full-time on a single engagement (depending on the size/complexity of the agreement) or may work within a service centre function.
 
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Responds to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
  • Identifies risks and issues, suggests alternatives that lead to the best solution
  • Reviews and manages contractual obligations of the parties and provides continual review to ensure that all terms and conditions are met
  • Prepares and disseminates information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, etc.
  • Responsible for consultation and escalation to a senior director, of contractual, business or CM positioning issues which are not solved satisfactorily by the project team in a timely manner
  • Responsible for implementation of CM processes
  • Manages daily workload of assigned Contract Management personnel and  project or business personnel assisting with the contract management function
  • Acts as the primary contact between the project team and/or business unit and Legal, ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly
  • Acts as liaison between Accenture and clients/vendors
  • Responsible for assigned Contract Management, project or business personnel adhering to company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for informing the project team of the requirements of the contract and monitoring compliance
  • Develops and integrates contract management tools, templates, methods and processes for the engagement
  • Achieves a reasonable level of understanding of Accenture’s major business areas (System Integration and/or Outsourcing) in order to communicate effectively with project Senior Executives and provide relevant advice.  May provide training to Contract Management personnel.
  • May lead Tier 2 (Portfolio) or Tier 3 (Service Centre) structures.
  • May lead small OG sub-teams in country/regions where each OG has less than five assigned Contract Management professionals.
  • Actively involved in regional and global Contract Management initiatives.
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Strong leadership, influencing, management and teaming skills with strong exec presence
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and oversight of contract management team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general corporate business practices, government and commercial contracting regulations and principles, subcontracting practices, and accounting and finance principles
  • Experience of working with Consulting and BPO arrangements for Travel clients
  • Demonstrated an understanding of providing contract management within a multi geo and heavily regulated air transportation environment
  • Demonstrated successful management of managing multiple and complex contracts in parallel
  • Extensive experience of drafting complex contract documents, leading on contract negotiations with ability to handle internal and external legal counsels.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience of data security principles and ongoing compliance
  • Collaborative and persuasive; able to influence executives and non-executives
  • Able to effectively communicate with client executives and all levels of the organization
  • Effective people manager and developer
  • Able to resolve complex contracts and pricing issues
  • Able to advise and interact with all levels of management
  • Able to demonstrate excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in spreadsheet and Microsoft Word skills 
 
 
What academic qualifications do you need?
College degree required; advanced degree in business, contract management, law or engineering preferred.
 
Membership in the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and professional certification are a plus
 
 
What’s in it for you?
 
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
 
What are the next steps?
 
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
 
About Accenture
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
 
Closing date for applications: 21/06/2018
 
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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