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Strategic Growth Initiatives Counsel Manager

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00179245 Full-time

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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 

Industry X helps Accenture’s clients redefine the products they make and how they make them, from design and engineering to manufacturing and support, accelerating operational efficiency and enterprise-wide growth. 

Global Services Legal (GSL) team is a strategic partner and product counsel to the five Services of Accenture, i.e. Interactive, Strategy & Consulting, Industry X, Technology and Operations. GSL’s mission statement 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.” We function 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

“We are an equal opportunity employer. We have an unwavering commitment to equality for all. Together, we are acting, we are leading, and we will drive change across the globe.”

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessing new Industry X product and service offerings, including identifying relevant risks and appropriate risk mitigation strategies (contractual, operational, technical), and enabling the Industry X business’ ‘go-to-market’ strategy, in particular within the Growth Markets.

  • Developing clear guidance, templates and trainings on Industry X related topics for sales and go to market teams, development teams, technical teams and the rest of the Legal organization;

  • Teaming with Legal colleagues to synthesize and apply regulatory and compliance advice, including anticipating the impact of regulatory changes on Industry X’s business;

  • Enabling new strategic alliances and partnerships;

  • Helping evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of Industry X, conducting due diligence, and helping to shape post-merger integration strategy; and

  • Taking on additional strategic projects at the direction of the Industry X Market / Solution Legal Leads and/or Industry X Global Legal Lead


      Knowledge Skills and Experience

      • 6+ years relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting, with a preference for prior experience advising on the development of new product or service offerings

      • Candidates should have demonstrated interest in, industry awareness or prior knowledge of relevant Industry X technology areas, such as digital manufacturing, digital twins, Internet of Things/edge computing, cloud computing, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence.

      • Candidates should ideally also have experience in:

        • Risk identification, analysis, and mitigation design relating to engineering, manufacturing and/or operational technology, as distinct from information technology;

        • Review, drafting and negotiation of agreements, including understanding of commercial / transactional issues (including the impacts of liability/responsibility allocation), intellectual property and data privacy;

        • Deal shaping and evaluation of commercial models for new services and solutions (including hardware); and

        • Developing trusted relationships with Business leaders.

      Behaviours and Attributes

      • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace

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

      • Resilient, flexible approach to problem solving; capable of keeping things in perspective

      • Focus on analysis of the business, guidance to the right business and legal teams, industrialization of processes

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

      Education: JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification and admitted to the bar (or local equivalent); in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law.

      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.


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