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Ecosystems Counsel Associate Manager

Warsaw Job No. r00196975 Full-time

Job Description

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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.

CORE and Global Services (CGS) is a group of legal professionals working and supporting different legal areas such as Compliance, Regulatory Offerings, Ethics, Procurement, Corporate Matters and the Services Areas aligned with the new offerings and technologies such as Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Technology, Security and Operations.

Technology: Resale Role Summary – Accenture has a Resale program under which it resells third party technology to Clients. Support Accenture’s business in performing resale transactions by providing guidance in deal-shaping and subject matter expertise on agency resale. The role requires drafting, review and negotiation of resale agreements/legal documents with Partners and Clients following Accenture’s internal policies, procedures and applicable laws.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Generic Responsibilities

  • Understands Global Services area needs and priorities, strategy, objectives, and opportunities 
  • Good understanding of relevant company policies
  • Enhance subject-matter expertise in the concerned support area
  • Act as a POC and escalation point for the support area
  • Understand, suggest, and encourage process improvements in the support area
  • Collaborate with tech teams in development of new tool or enhancement of existing ones
  • Create checklists and other process documents
  • Represent GLN; directly liaison with internal stakeholders on various issues
  • Supervise the management of SharePoint and communication records
  • Identify and drive trainings for the team for upskilling and professional development
  • Support implementation of new initiatives in Global Services support area or within Legal/GLN
  • Build credible and effective relationships with onshore counsels and within GLN team
  • Drive recruitment efforts for the team
  • Effectively manage direct reports and any assigned team; quick conflict resolution
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior members of the team
  • Provide individuals with positive and developmental feedback
  • Drive Talent Discussions for the assigned team/team members
  • Proactively try to ‘give back’ to GLN/Legal.

Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role

  • Independently draft and review and negotiate high complexity agreements and documents to be signed with partners and clients, including but not limited to Non-Disclosure agreements, Affiliate Addendums, Resale/Alliance agreements, Resale Teaming Agreements, order forms, renewals and amendments, among others.
  • Analyze and propose solutions to high-complexity contract issues and business scenarios.
  • Operate as a resourceful point of contact for other GLN members by helping with the onboarding and training of new joiners and acting as advisor and reviewer for junior members. Share knowledge with others.
  • Project coordination and deal shaping.
  • Independently handle the communication with internal clients, business teams and  stakeholders on various legal matters.
  • Maintain contract compliance in line with company policies and procedures and ensure issues are identified and resolved;
  • Support deal shaping opportunities for specific high complexity deals, consulting as necessary.
  • Require approvals when needed - in particular, ensuring that all stakeholders are fully informed and engaged on a timely basis with the process and associated responsibilities.
  • Execute tasks with autonomy and good judgement, independently providing effective solutions to encountered complexities and providing error-free work results.
  • Perform research of laws and regulations or technical aspects applicable to assigned requests.
  • Lead specific ad-hoc projects, coordinating team members and aligning with other areas.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience at law firm or as in-house counsel and/or in legal outsourcing

Work Requirements:

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

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong experience in agreement drafting, review and negotiation, identifying risks and proposing solutions.
  • Demonstrate very good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate autonomy, take ownership, and drive tasks to closure
  • Demonstrate promptness, accuracy and consistency with the activities supported   
  • Detail-oriented, sound judgement, and flexible
  • Strong time management, prioritization, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Able to work with internal and external teams, and understands delivery requirements
  • Able to independently lead projects and teams on function specific processes
  • Good understanding of Accenture offerings and function specific services performed
  • Good understanding of commercial agreements, legal and compliance principles
  • Good understanding of corporate business practices and contracting regulations
  • Comfortable with technology and has experience in the use of tools & databases
  • Ability to work under pressure, with exposure to senior leadership
  • Effectively manage priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Build trust-based relationships by delivering on commitments.

BEHAVIOURS:

  • Open to work with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout Accenture global organization 
  • 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 
  • Leader as well as team player, collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executives.

RELATIONSHIP AND REPORTING:

Supervises:

  • Team members providing services on a process/project or account/portfolio of accounts

External Relationships:

  • Accenture Counsels, Client, Contract Management, Stakeholders, Business executives, outside counsels and partners.

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