Job Description

Tech Innovation Assets & Offerings Counsel

Location: UK

Career Level:  Manager

Salary: Competitive 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 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

Imagine being part of team that helps transform leading organisations and communities around the world!

At Accenture we put innovation at the heart of everything we do and coupled with our core values of client value creation, one global network, respect for the individual, best people, integrity and stewardship, we offer careers that provide unparalleled opportunities for career growth and job satisfaction.

The mission statement of Global Services Legal is to “drive sustainable business growth for Accenture by providing deep legal expertise at the intersection of business strategy, industry and technology in a highly dynamic environment.”

The Global Services Legal team functions as the integrator between various other parts of the Legal team, coordinating between the multidisciplinary areas of deep expertise across the wider Legal team, to deliver one holistic Legal perspective to the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Technology business to evaluate software, technology and services offerings to prepare those offerings for market, considering potential legal and other risks.

  • Review global software products and providing practical legal risk analyses, mitigation strategies, and client facing terms for those products.

  • Work with the business teams to evaluate the technology related to their businesses including reviewing inbound technology and data supply templates/agreements and outbound or client facing templates in different geographies, industries and regulatory environments.

  • Develop clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the technology/data components of software and platforms and services for sales and go to market teams, software development teams, technical teams and the rest of the Legal organization on how to bring software products to market in a legally compliant and strategic manner.

  • Review, draft, and negotiate complex alliance and vendor technology transaction agreements and advising internal procurement professionals on preferred positions.

  • Take on assignments as required by the designated Legal Lead for Technology and Global Services Legal.



Qualifications

Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Technology transactional experience either in drafting and negotiating technology focused client facing and/or vendor facing agreements (i.e. data licensing, software as a service agreements, cloud, software license agreements, or software development agreements), in a law firm or in a fast-paced in-house legal department or military group.

  • PQE : 6 years experience

  • Functional understanding of legal issues related to bringing new technology and software products to market in a legally compliant manner, including those utilizing machine learning, third party data.

  • Working knowledge of: (a) data and security privacy issues; (b) IP law; (c) open source licensing; and (d) general product development considerations.

  • Understanding connection between in-bound agreements and client-facing agreements.

  • Risk analysis, appreciation, prioritization, and management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience analyzing complex facts and situations to provide risk analysis and mitigation strategies.

  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required, including with respect to data protection and privacy.

  • Track record of developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders.

  • Experience shaping deals and evaluating innovative commercial models for new products and services.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Strong interest in learning about emerging technologies.

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace.

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

  • Focus on analysis of the business, guidance to the right business and legal teams, industrialization of more mature processes, and active enablement of our offshore legal teams to handle mature work.

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

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian.

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, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — 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 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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