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Contract Service Specialist

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00572985

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Role: Contract Service Specialist
Location: Accenture - London
£34,000-45,000 per annum depending on skills and experience (plus excellent benefits)




 

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Join Accenture Operations and you will become part of the largest and most diverse group of business operations specialists in the world. You will be part of a team which provides business process excellence, implements leading cloud technology and builds and transforms client infrastructure services.


We are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations! We provide technology-enabled business process services to deliver business outcomes and are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations.


Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.

 

As one of the leading procurement outsourcing specialist, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you will enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

 

 

Accenture is currently seeking a Contract Service Specialist who is looking for an exciting and challenging career with Accenture – an employer that enables you to make a real difference.

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

 

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
What skills, qualifications and competencies do I need?
    • 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 the following language: German.
    • Paralegal certificate a plus, but not required
    • Must be able to clearly state and convey legal positions
    • Prior experience working in IT or Financial Services 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

     

    Travel

    • Ability to travel 50%

     

What’s in it for you?

All our Operations professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. 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 XX 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.

If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.

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 30/04/2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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