Job Description

Strategic Programme & Operations Consultant

Location: UK

Career Level:  Assistant Manager

Accenture Legal encompasses ~2800 lawyers, contract management and other professionals in 46 countries, making us amongst the biggest in-house units of our kind globally.

Legal Operations (Legal Ops) provides services to other Legal functions that improve their day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness, facilitate change and control costs. This SPOC role is part of the Strategic Programme & Operations (SP&O) team within Legal Ops.

This is an exciting opportunity to support Accenture Legal to shape and deliver on some if it’s highest priority initiatives. Working closely with the Legal Executive Committee (LEC) this role will involve managing one or many projects using the latest Accenture programmatic methodologies to ensure successful on time, on budget delivery.

Reports to: Global Strategic Programme Manager

Key Relationships:

•            Director of Legal Operations

•            Members of the Legal Operations Executive Leadership Team (LOELT)

•            All teams within Legal Operations

•            Other Corporate Functions: Legal Marketing & Communications (M&C); Legal HR; Legal Finance

Key Responsbilities

  • The individual will be supporting the projects on several dimensions and is expected to dynamically prioritize this support as needed:

  • Strategy Development: Help shape and develop the overall strategy for Legal including the creation of any themes or pillar and associated initiatives to support execution.

  • Project Shaping & Planning: Undertake project shaping and planning (both in Waterfall and Agile) to ensure there is clarity in how milestones will be met and who is responsible for what activities. 

  • Project Reporting & Governance: Create a structure to evaluate success, share information and make decisions

  • Programme Management (PM): Deliver of project management activities and ensure that milestones are met.

  • Communications: Ensure clear Communication and Stakeholder Engagement using different channels, as appropriate, to ensure stakeholders are informed and engaged as they should be.



Qualifications

Qualifications and Experiences Required

The following elements are required:

  • Experience in fast-paced project-based roles, be that consulting to external clients (e.g. in Strategy, Consulting or Digital), consulting internally (e.g. in AEE) or working on important internal initiatives.

  • Proven track record of supporting client or internal stakeholders in variety of scoping, planning, execution and monitoring activities.

  • Experience of working across multiple geographic borders and time zones.

  • Knowledge and competence in identifying and helping manage project risks, issues and dependencies.

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Strong evaluation and problem-solving skills: able to identify the real issue, and to anticipate requirements and potential consequences.

  • Logical reasoning: able to demonstrate rationale behind any recommendations and achieve consensus around proposed outcomes

  • Strong spoken and written communication skills: able to deal confidently, tactfully and appropriately with people of different disciplines and at all levels of the organization

  • Influencing and negotiation skills: able to build strong relationships with multiple global stakeholders quickly via virtual tools; listen, understand and respond to any concerns.

  • Prioritization skills: Comfortable working within a large and complex environment with multiple stakeholders and interest groups.

  • Task management: Professional and organized approach to delivery. Able to work under pressure and to tight timescales, with minimal supervision.

  • Strategic thinking and innovation: Able to think strategically but also willing and able to roll their sleeves up and do whatever is needed to achieve key Legal Ops objectives, diving into detail where necessary.

  • Influence and communication: Able to be highly credible and persuasive, influencing key stakeholders and effecting change with or without direct reporting authority.

  • Collaboration: Able to work well with others, to build strong relationships, to share knowledge and expertise to foster a sense of trust.

  • Drive: Commitment to getting things done, including self-sufficiency and the lack of need for detailed direction.

  • Flexibility: Ability to manage diary and working pattern to enable more interactions with global stakeholders.

  • Resilience: Able to manage emotions and take steps to manage workplace frustrations constructively; remaining calm and positive under pressure.

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.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 31/06/2022

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

Locations

London,Manchester,Newcastle

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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