Job Description

Industry X Counsel - Engineering Focus

Location: UK

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Career Level:  Manager

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 recognized 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

Industry X helps Accenture’s clients redefine the products they make and how they make them, from design and engineering to manufacturing and support, accelerating operational efficiency and enterprise-wide growth. 

Global Services Legal (GSL) team is a strategic partner and product counsel to the five Services of Accenture, i.e. Interactive, Strategy & Consulting, Industry X, Technology and Operations. The GSL team’s mission is to help the Accenture business to grow in a responsible, inclusive, and sustainable way, by providing early-stage legal advice and support in relation to the key business strategies and priorities.

Global Services Legal is seeking to appoint an experienced Legal Counsel to join the Industry X Legal team. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Assessing new Industry X product and service offerings, including identifying relevant risks and appropriate risk mitigation strategies (contractual, operational, technical);

  • Developing clear communications, guidance, templates and trainings on Industry X related topics for sales and go to market teams, development teams, technical teams and the rest of the Legal organization;

  • Teaming with Accenture’s regulatory and compliance counsel to synthesize and apply regulatory and compliance advice, including anticipating the impact of regulatory changes on Industry X’s business;

  • Enabling new strategic alliances and partnerships;

  • Helping evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of Industry X, conducting  due diligence, and shaping post-merger integration strategies; and

  • Taking on additional strategic projects at the direction of the Industry X Market Legal Leads and/or Industry X Global Legal Lead.



Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • PQE - 6 years relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting, with a preference for prior experience advising on the development of new product or service offerings

  • Candidates should have demonstrated interest in, industry awareness or prior knowledge of key Industry X technologies, such as digital manufacturing, digital twins, Internet of Things/edge computing, cloud computing, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence.

  • Candidates should ideally also have experience in:

    • Risk identification, analysis, and management relating to product creation (including, for hardware, manufacturing) and operational technology, as distinct from information technology consulting;

    • Drafting and negotiation of client and supplier agreements, including understanding of intellectual property, data privacy and data protection issues;

    • Deal shaping and evaluation of innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings; and

    • Developing trusted relationships with Business leaders.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace

  • Ability to build a sense of belonging in a team and establish connections and a sense of common purpose inside the larger Accenture Legal department

  • Resilient, flexible approach to problem solving; capable of keeping things in perspective

  • Focus on analysis of the business, guidance to the right business and legal teams, industrialization of processes

  • Open to learning, working with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout the Accenture global organization

Education and Qualifications

Education: JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification and admitted to the bar (or local equivalent); in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law.

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 699,000 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

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 31/05/2022

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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