Job Description

Role : Strategic Growth Initiative Legal Counsel Manager
Location: UK
Salary : Upto £81,500 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 Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all 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.
What role and responsbilities will you have ?
The Accenture Digital Legal counsel focuses on supporting Accenture Digital, which delivers services to clients using cutting edge technologies including prescriptive marketing analytics, artificial intelligence and internet of things and which includes a number of proprietary Accenture software offerings based on such technologies.  See for more information about Accenture’s Digital business. 
The role includes the following key areas of focus:
  • Working with the Accenture Digital teams to evaluate and prepare new offerings for market, with varying deal structures that include consulting services, softwareas a service, and licensed software (including mobile apps), in different geographies and different industries and regulatory environments
  • Learning and understanding the technology related to the offerings well enough to properly document both client and supplier transactions
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex client and supplier technology transaction agreements
  • Developing strong relationships within both the Accenture Digital and Legal organizations
  • Developing clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the offerings for sales and go to market teams, offering development teams, technical teams and the legal teams that lead the contracting efforts with clients

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What Skills and Experiences are required?
Basic Qualifications:
  • Degree and active member in good standing of the Bar
  • Commercial transactional experience in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transactions or military group
  • Experience leading legal support in drafting and negotiating technology focused client facing and/or vendor facing agreements (i.e. software as a service agreements, software license agreements, software development agreements, consulting service agreements and /or technology focused outsourcing agreements)
  • Functional understanding of legal issues surrounding bringing new offerings to market in a legally compliant manner
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Self-starter, prepared to work in start-up/entrepreneurial environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills 
  • Strong professional presence and ability to work effectively with senior business leaders to influence and make significant decisions
  • Good judgment, an ability to prioritize and make decisions, and spot and mitigate risks
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions 
  • Good organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Thrives in a constantly changing environment by showing high adaptability 
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Preferred Qualifications:
  • In-house experience
  • Knowledge of IP and open source software
  • Prior experience working as a commercial lawyer or litigator for a product or manufacturing company.
  • Interest in technology, especially cutting-edge technologies.  Interest in or prior experience with cloud computing, software embedded in devices, artificial intelligence, and/or the “internet of things” is a plus.
  • Demonstrated business/commercial acumen
  • Pragmatic and practical approach to legal advice and legal support
  • Skilled at explaining legal issues and the real-world impact of the issues in a way that is understood by non-lawyers
  • Strong negotiation skills, including internally within the company and with customers or suppliers
  • Skilled in anticipating obstacles and developing innovative solutions in alignment with business strategy
  • Experience with data licensing and monetization strategies
  • Deep knowledge of privacy and other regulatory issues around data
  • Deep skills in contracting and drafting
  • Understanding connection between in-bound agreements and client-facing agreements
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes and the effect on product development & deployment
  • Ability to travel up to a few times a year
What’s in it for you?
All 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
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 31/08/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, 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 applicable law.

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

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