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Contracting Associate Manager

Kuala Lumpur Job No. r00167850 Full-time

Job Description

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About Accenture  
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Global Legal Network is a group of professionals operating globally from 10 countries. It provides a broad spectrum of differentiated services - focused on delivering value and innovation. We partner with Legal teams across Accenture to build efficiencies and centers of excellence related to Legal services; and through our size, geographic spread and language diversity, the Global Legal Network is able to drive quality, agility and speed in our services, aligned to Accenture’s relentless focus on maximum efficiency and operational effectiveness.

Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organization coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.

Job Summary:

Review, draft, and negotiate several types of contractual agreements in a fast-paced corporate environment which may include master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, blockchain security, automation, systems integration and agile development. Team with more senior CLPs in supporting more complex contracts and deal structures. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Help to structure, negotiate and close client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective with high degree of autonomy and educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues.

  • Strategize with senior CLPs and internal business clients prior to client negotiations.

  • Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices.

  • Develop subject matter experience in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business and advise other CLPs in such areas.

  • Participate in developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge capital on various legal and business issues.

  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives.

  • Embrace and evolve to gain experience in seven Contracting attributes, including becoming a pathfinder, architect, business-minded, nonconformist, inspired, relevant and technology enabled contracting professional.

Relationships:

Reports to: Contracting Lead for the MU

Supervises: No direct supervisory responsibility


External Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams; Outside Counsel

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  •  Law Degree

  • Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.

  • A minimum 4 years of experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions with high degree of autonomy.

  • Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements.

  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management

  • Strong executive presence

  • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

Additional Desirable Criteria:

  • 8-10 years of total experience in legal services (for GLN applicants)

Work Requirements:

  • Travel required.

  • Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. [REMOVE IF REQUIRED PER LOCAL PROCESS]

Permanent Transfer Requirements [For Internal Applicants]:

When applying to an open internal position, all employees must meet the Permanent Transfers Requirements in Policy 500 - Permanent Position and Career Model Transfers. A summary of the employee requirements is listed below. See the policy for full information (link to policy is highlighted below).

  • Employees must meet the requirements for the position, including the minimum and/or basic qualifications and performance requirements. 

  • Employees are expected to be in their current position for a minimum of 12 months before applying to a new position.

  • If considering a cross-border position, please pay particular attention to the visa and/or work permit requirements. In most cases, employees must already possess the appropriate work authorization for the country where the position is located.

  • Employees participating in a group program for temporary international transfers, including those in the Global Careers Program (GCP), who are interested in applying to a posted internal position outside of their home location, need to comply with Policy 750 International Temporary Transfers for Groups (link to policy is highlighted below).

  • Employees applying concurrently for more than one position must make the recruiter aware of the other applications during their first interview.

Policy 500 - Permanent Position and Career Model Transfers

Policy 750 - International Temporary Transfers for Groups

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“Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind.”

“Accenture is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Accenture will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Accenture encourages applicants of all ages."

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