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Contract Management Specialist

Job Location: Nexteracom Ebene

Regional Description: Mauritius

Job Number: 00661148

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Job Summary
 
Provides support to the Contract Management team or directly to the Client Engagement team to enable the administration of government, international and commercial contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements. Responsible for tracking and monitoring contract changes, deliverables, correspondence and risks, and maintaining associated documentation. Support is expected on various accounts. May be expected to act as Lead CM on different engagements.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Participates in Contract Management and Project Management teams to support contract and subcontract compliance
  • Identifies contract management issues and proposes solutions for approval
  • Expected to act as Lead CM from the GLN on at least one account
  • May have direct interface with Client personnel
  • Provides negotiation support, as required
  • Independently works at smaller engagements or works within team at a large, complex engagement; may work within a service center administrative function
  • Independently applies the contract management tools and techniques to assigned projects, including those aligned to CM Architecture
  • Analyses and interprets the contract in relation to requests for advice and make recommendations for Accenture’s business and delivery teams
  • Maintain contract / subcontract compliance in line with Accenture policies and procedures and work with team to resolve issues and escalate to CM leadership where appropriate
  • Generate reports required to monitor contract compliance (to the quality, format and timescales agreed with CM supervisor)
  • Responsible for ensuring that where Contract Management is deployed, contract compliance is maintained, and issues resolved.  If the contract is not complied with or issues are not resolved, they must be promptly escalated to CM LEadership
  • Actively participate in local/regional CM activities and support training activities for CM personnel
  • May be required to supervise CM personnel

Required Skills

  • Displays a working knowledge of Accenture policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates a developing understanding of the key commercial levers and identifies opportunities to apply them in a day-to-day context
  • Demonstrates a basic working knowledge of the key elements of the deal finances
  • Capable of working independently on smaller engagements or as part of a team on a large deal
  • Demonstrates strong team working ability
  • Ability to clearly communicate status / escalations within deal and to CM supervisor
  • Displays a reasonable grasp of negotiation skills
  • Output driven; looks for opportunities to add value and to develop expertise
  • Role model for junior CMs and peer group. Positive outlook, positive behaviours as assessed by line manager
  • Developed organisational skills; able to set priorities and effectively manage multiple demands
  • Successfully demonstrates ability to resolve contract and pricing issues
  • Self-Awareness - listens to and accepts feedback - sees feedback as a positive opportunity for improvement and quickly implements improvement activity
  • Proven ability to influence and get agenda considered by project team. Subject matter expert on contract and on CM function
  • Ability to work under high pressure, effectively manage priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Knowledge of corporate business practice, contracting regulations & principles, subcontracting practices and finance/accounting principles
  • Demonstrates understanding of the key elements of the deal finances - ODE, EAC, DSO, revenue recognition rules etc.
  • Demonstrates & applies good analytical & mathematical skills to resolve medium complexity contract & pricing issues

Qualifications   

  • Degree (or post graduate) in either Law, Finance, Administration, Business or equivalent. IACCM certification is a merit
  • 6 to 8 years experience in general contract management, legal or procurement
  • Previous experience in the Financial Services industry preferred

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law.

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