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Job Summary:

The person should be able to:

  • Support the Merger and Acquisitions (M&A), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Procurement, Contracting and Contract Management integration teams and other Legal Services teams as part of the Acquisitions Team independently in different geographies

  • To document and review terms and conditions of different types of agreements (e.g. master agreements, software agreements, statement of works, non-disclosure agreements, proposals, change orders, etc) and other documents relating to various target companies in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and stakeholders’ requirements

  • Coordinate a group of GLN Professionals, assist GLN - Acquisitions Leads in the coordination of the team

  • Collaborate with other colleagues, coordinators, stakeholders and leadership, track deliverables and perform other duties as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, analyzing, drafting and negotiating NDAs, RFP’s, Proposals, Arrangement Letters/Statements of Work, Subcontract Agreements, Marketing Materials, Local Country Agreements, Consulting Services Agreements, Change Orders, Software License Agreements, etc.

  • Interact and coordinate with Accenture’s M&A Lawyers, PMI Leads and V&A Procurement Leads on the revision of data rooms material, in particular executed client and supplier contractual material of target companies.

  • Provide independent Contract Management integration support for the acquired companies (e.g. point of contact: “face of Legal” for Acquisitions team for contracting needs; identify risks, propose/draft solutions and negotiate commercial agreements; support the business’ compliance with obligations and risk mitigation, support new Accenture executives transition to Accenture’s way of contracting, etc.).

  • Training team members and developing checklists and process documents for reviewing analyzing and drafting NDAs, RFP’s, Proposals, Arrangement Letters/Statement of Work, Local Country Agreements, Consulting Services Agreements, etc.;

  • Directly liaising with internal stakeholders and deal teams on various legal and commercial issues;

  • Maintain contract / subcontract compliance in line with company policies and procedures and ensures issues are resolved;

  • Responsible for recruiting, coaching and mentoring GLN professionals;

  • Responsible for providing individuals with positive and developmental feedback, and support any specific training initiatives;

  • Independently works at smaller engagements and/or works within team at a large, complex engagement;

  • Supervision of Contract Specialist (Level 9) or below;

  • Ability to introduce and suggest process measures for ad-hoc and new service lines; and

  • Ability to travel as and when required.

Relationships:

  • Reports to: 

Contract Manager (Level 7) or above

  • Supervises/Quality Review: 

Supervise and/or provide quality review for team member(s) at Level 9 or below

  • External Relationships: 

Accenture’s M&A Lawyers, PMI Leads, Contract Management integration team, V&A Procurement Leads, Vendors, Business Teams or Law firms

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Qualifications

  • Education: 

Bachelor’s degree in Law

  • Work Experience: 

Preferably 8 years + of experience at law firm and/or as in-house counsel and experience in coordinating a group of work. Any exceptions to the above shall be discussed with the GLN Lead.

Experience in M&A Practice may be a plus.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of M&A transactions, due diligence revisions, general corporate business practices, commercial contracting regulations, subcontracting practices, accounting and finance principles and ability to apply skills creatively to diverse stakeholder needs;

  • Ability to effectively communicate with executives at all levels of the organization;

  • Strong time-management, prioritization, organizational, analytical and mathematical skills;

  • Demonstrates ability to consistently undertake contract drafting to a reasonable standard with limited or no external inputs;

  • Displays a high level of responsiveness and follows through on commitments;

  • Detail-oriented, sound judgement, organized, and flexible;

  • Demonstrates a specialized subject-matter experience;

  • Fluent in English and other language(s) (depending on geography supported) with strong oral and written communication skills; and

  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word skills.

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

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, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, 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 by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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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