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Legal Buyside Contracting Senior Analyst

Kuala Lumpur Job No. r00196398 Full-time

Job Description

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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.

Global Legal Network (GLN) 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 centres 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.

Legal Buyside Contracting is a focused legal function for third party contracting. The team is involved with drafting, reviewing and negotiating third party supplier contracts for Accenture and acts as a legal advisory services function leveraging technology to deliver support.

Job Profile Summary

Draft, review and negotiate the buyside agreements and similar/related documentation with Accenture supplier, to procure various goods and services including but not limited to Contractors, Human Resources Support, IT & Telecom, Marketing & Communications, Workplace Support (Facilities & Services), Software as a Service etc. in accordance with Accenture's supplier's contracting standards, applicable laws, and business requirements to ensure contractual risks are clearly identified and addressed in compliance with Accenture's policies and standards.

Leverage analytics to speed contract review process and calibrate contract risk.

Overall Generic Responsibilities

  • Develop subject-matter knowledge and increase proficiency in the concerned support area and act as its POC

  • Directly liaison with internal stakeholders on various issues and build credible and effective relationships with  the internal stakeholders as well as within the team

  • Support implementation of new initiatives in Legal Buyside Contracting support area or within Legal/GLN, try to ‘give back’ to GLN/Legal.

  • Manage SharePoint and communication records.

Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role

  • Draft, review and negotiate the supplier/buyside agreements and similar/related documentation with Accenture suppliers, to procure various goods and services including but not limited to Contactors, Human Resources Support, IT & Telecom, Marketing & Communications, Workplace Support (Facilities & Services), Software as a Service etc. in accordance with Accenture’s supplier’s contracting standards, applicable laws, and business requirements.

  • Customize the existing templates in exceptional cases to suit the business requirements thereby ensuring compliance to applicable local laws and Accenture’s supplier’s contracting standards.

  • Review the supplier templates and ensure that the deviations to the Accenture’s supplier’s contracting standards are timely identified and highlighted to the business whenever they pose as risks to Accenture operations.

  • Participate in negotiations by representing company’ s interests and interface directly with client/ supplier negotiating teams with suppliers, third parties, subcontractors etc., to agree to contractual terms in accordance with Accenture’s supplier’s contracting standards, applicable laws, and stakeholder requirements.

  • Liaise and effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders such as deal teams, Solution Architects, Procurement, HR, Workplace, Finance, Marketing & Communications etc., as well as with external parties such as suppliers, external counsel etc. to ensure contractual risks are clearly identified and addressed in compliance with Accenture's policies and standards.

  • Work closely with the stakeholders to help them understand the contractual clauses in terms of interpretation and its applicability in the contract basis the business opportunity.

  • Advise the Business from legal perspective to address the potential contractual risks that may pose as risks to Accenture business operations.

  • Conduct gap analysis and create legal risk assessment by identifying and flagging potential risks to Accenture and/or clauses which are non-negotiable. Provide recommendations to Business and other related stakeholders to sensitize them on the extent of risk Accenture exposes itself in context of the services and to minimize or mitigate such risks effectively.

  • Structure the legal transactions to be most advantageous from a contracting and business perspective and escalate accordingly to the SME/leadership on the deal etc.

Management Level Description

Complexity:

  • Requires analysis and solving of moderately complex problems. May create new solutions, leveraging and, where needed, adapting existing methods and procedures.

  • Requires understanding of the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.

  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience at law firm or as in-house counsel and/or in legal outsourcing. Experience with drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements

Work Requirements:

  • Travel may be required.
  • Fluency in English (and other language, depending on geography supported) with strong oral and written communication skills

Objectives

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrate promptness, accuracy, consistency, and drives tasks to closure
  • Able to work with internal and external teams to assist with day to day support and to understand delivery requirements 
  • Demonstrate adaptability, positive & collaborative attitude, good interpersonal skills, strong time management and prioritization skills, attention to detail, sound judgement, and organization skills
  • Demonstrates keenness to learn and train on new processes and areas, able to assist with day-to-day support and to understand delivery requirements
  • Able to recommend high quality and timely advice for risk mitigation by efficiently assessing business and legal implications
  • Understand Accenture offerings and function specific services, general basic corporate business practices, contracting regulations, commercial agreements, legal and compliance fundamentals

Behaviors and Attributes:

  • Understand cross-cultures and open to work with team members across the globe
  • Understand the value of diversity and recognize the strengths that different styles, innovative perspectives and experiences bring to Accenture
  • Demonstrate inclusion and respect for all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, age, disability, culture, social status and/or sexuality
  • Collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executives.

Relationship and Reporting:

Reports:

  • Team Lead or Group Lead

External Relationships:

  • Accenture Counsels, client commercial, procurement, contract management, business executives, outside counsels, suppliers, corporate function

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development.  You’ll 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 of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development.  You’ll 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.

If you choose to apply for this role, please note the special circumstances relating to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data.

In addition to the “Consent and Acknowledgment – Personal Data” terms and conditions set out in Accenture’s Workday webpage, if you apply for this role, we will be sharing your personal data with our client. While Accenture is the hiring entity, all candidates hired for this role will be working on Accenture’s project with the client (“Project”). As the client is separately hiring for this Project, your personal data will be shared with the client for the recruitment purposes of either party. Accenture and the client remain separate entities and all recruitment decisions are made independently and separately.

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