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Contracting Counsel – Manager

Job Location: Gurugram

Job Number: 39114

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Be the engine that powers Accenture a $31 billion company that provides consulting and outsourcing services to more than 40 industries--including 94 of the FORTUNE 100 and governments around the world. Our Corporate Functions offer the essential expertise that enables our more than 373000 employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference. Build a career at a company that can take you anywhere—join the Accenture Adventure.
Join Accenture and become a part of the Legal Global Service Centre and a trusted business partner to our clients—including 94 of the Fortune 100. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your expertise and pursue your passion as you build the career you always wanted. Our business grows on the cutting edge of technology and you’ll get to change the way the world works and lives as you use your insight to help our clients in new and exciting ways. You’ll receive specialized training to develop necessary skills and expertise that you need to keep your career as forward looking as our business. All this and you’ll do it at a company that accommodates real work-life balance fosters a truly collegial environment and invests in its people.
Location: / Gurgaon /
Level: Manager

Qualification - Education: LL.B and anyother qualitification like LL.M/CS will be added advantage (or local equivalent).

Work Experience:
• Minimum 10 years post-qualifying experience.
• Licensed member of a Bar or local equivalent professional body.
• Minimum of 5 years leading legal support in outsourcing transactions.
Work Requirements:
• Travel required, particularly within region. Must be available to support deals on a global basis as required.
•Extensive overtime may be required to carry out duties and in particular during active negotiations.

Skills - Preferred/Nice-to-Have Qualifications:
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

• Must have strong consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing experience working on complex transactions, typically international in scope with unusual and complex pricing structures, multiple towers, multiple countries, and other complexity factors. Broad range of awareness of issues in consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing deals, deep expertise in basic issues.
• Proven ability to manage resources from different backgrounds, different experience levels and locations to drive a successful outcome to a complex transaction.
• Demonstrated business/commercial acumen.
• Strong negotiation skills, executive presence and the ability to influence significant business and legal decisions.
• Resilient under high pressure; able to balance between moving a deal forward and maintaining objectivity about the soundness of the deal and compliance with Accenture principles and standards.
• Firm grasp of Accenture culture and risk tolerance (or similar culture and risk tolerance at another company if experienced hire); a strong history of successful relationships with key Accenture executives (or similar executives at another company if experienced hire).
• Able to present innovative, original solutions.
• Responsive and follows through on commitments.
• Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proficient in MS Office suite of products.

Other Requirements (i.e., travel, overtime %):
Metrics:

The Complex Contracting Legal Counsel supports and assists with respect to Contracting metrics being achieved in respect of the complex deals s/he leads, such as:
• Cost: Both as a percentage of overall revenues (a shared metric with the rest of the Legal Group) and achieving an optimal cost rate for legal services on particular transactions (achieving a cost-effective and efficient pyramid).
• Quality: Directly responsible for the quality of contracts on our complex deals. This will be measured by sales team and leadership satisfaction metrics and measurably achieving balance between price, quality, and contract terms.
• Speed to Closure: Measure and take appropriate actions to ensure transactions are closed as quickly as possible (balanced with quality outcomes) and that appropriate measures are taken to work with leadership if there are significant delays in closure within Accenture’s control.

Size of deal portfolio:
• The complex deal portfolio will vary by geographic region but will generally be pursuits of $5M and above, estimated to be 70-100 complex deals per annum.


LL.B and LL.M/CS

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