Job Description

Job Title: Contracting Lawyer

Location: London

Career Level 6 - Senior Manager & 7 - Manager

Salary - Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognised worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organisation coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behaviour and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a range of new skills on the job. 

As a Contracting Lawyer, you will:

  • Lead, structure, draft and negotiate client transactions in a fast-paced corporate environment, including: master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, systems integration and agile development.

  • Advise company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions and understanding of the larger market.

  • Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions while supporting Legal, Business and Sales Leadership in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing strategies.

  • Senior Managers will advise junior legal professionals in transactions and related matters  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead, structure, negotiate and close Accenture’s client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective

  • Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries

  • Educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues

  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives

Senior Managers will also:

  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior CLPs and, in some cases, other senior CLPs

  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business

  • Participate in developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge capital on various legal and business issues

  • Embrace and evolve to gain expertise in seven Contracting attributes, including becoming a pathfinder, architect, business-minded, nonconformist, inspired, relevant and technology enabled contracting professional.

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Qualifications

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Degree required; advanced degree in law, business or contract management preferred.

  • Authorised and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.

  • Manager role : Minimum 3 years of transactional experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry.

  • Senior Manager role : Minimum 8 years of transactional experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry.

  • Senior Manager role : Experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions.

  • Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements.

  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management.

  • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

  • Senior Manager : Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions independently.

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 624,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Closing Date for Applications : Ongoing

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.

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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