Job Description

Your career is about what you want to be and who you want to be. It’s about bringing your skills, your curiosity and your best true self to your work.

Here, you’ll match your ingenuity with the latest technology to make incredible things.

In Accenture Operations we rethink the way people work and businesses perform by harnessing the power of rich data for decision-making, innovative technology, and advanced machine intelligence.

In an era where people are critical to success, join a team that prioritizes human ingenuity and fosters a workforce where technology elevates people (not the other way around), freeing them up for more creative thinking and exciting work.

Every day is a process of growth !

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 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.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Generic Responsibilities

  • Understand the Global Services Legal areas

  • Understand relevant company policies

  • Develop subject-matter expertise in the concerned support area

  • Act as a POC for the support area

  • Understand and suggest process improvements in the support area

  • Support LTO/CIO in development of new tool or enhancement of existing ones

  • Assist team in drafting checklists and process documents

  • Directly liaison with internal stakeholders on various issues

  • Manage SharePoint and communication records

  • Identify and support any specific trainings for the team

  • Support implementation of new initiatives in Global Services Legal support area or within Legal/GLN

  • Build credible and effective relationships with onshore counsels and within GLN team

  • Support recruitment efforts for the team

  • Supervise resources, and assist GLN Team Lead in people management, as required

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior members of the team

  • Provide individuals with positive and developmental feedback

  • Try to ‘give back’ to GLN/Legal.

Specific Responsibilities aligned to Role:

  • Independently draft and review and negotiate medium/high complexity agreements and documents including but not limited to Non-Disclosure agreements, Software License Agreements, renewals, amendments, and Open Source Software License Agreements, among others.

  • Provide responsive and strategic SME guidance to business and legal team in support of Accenture Technology Initiatives, including offering and assets/tool development, multy-party innovation, technology ecosystems, and risk management.

  • Support the business teams in conducting assessments of new service and product offerings, and preparing those offerings for market, especially in the emerging technology space (e.g., blockchain, quantum, extended reality, etc)

  • Collaborate with colleagues across Legal and Quality & Risk to identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation strategies.

  • Enable Accenture´s Research Labs and Innovation Hub to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting, including developing guidance and providing SME support to deal teams and contracting lawyers.

  • 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.

  • Perform research of laws and regulations or technical aspects applicable to assigned requests, consulting as necessary



Qualifications

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in agreement drafting, review and negotiation, identifying risks and proposing solutions.

  • Knowledge of Intellectual Property law.

  • Experience in software development/engineering is a plus.

  • Good experience in generic/legal research and reporting, including due diligence

  • Demonstrate promptness, accuracy and consistency with the activities supported      

  • Demonstrate autonomy, take ownership, and drive tasks to closure

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented, sound judgement, organized, and adaptable

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and analytical skills

  • Able to work with internal and external teams to assist with day-to-day support and to understand delivery requirements

  • Basic understanding of Accenture offerings and function specific services performed

  • Good understanding of commercial agreements, legal and compliance principles

  • Understand general basic corporate business practices and contracting regulations

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

  • 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

  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and an ability to provide appropriate advice

  • Able to effectively influence senior leadership

BEHAVIOURS:

  • 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:

Supervises:

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

External Relationships:

Accenture Legal counsels (Sales & Delivery and CORE), software engineering teams, innovation labs/hubs, and Business executives

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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