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 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 (Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Technology, Security, Intellectual Property (IP), Industry X and Operations).

Industry X (IX) Role Summary – Industry X combines Accenture’s powerful data and digital capabilities with deep engineering expertise to offer clients a broad suite of services for digitizing their engineering and manufacturing functions, improving productivity, speeding up the transformation of hardware into software-enabled products, and allowing for faster and more flexible product development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Generic Responsibilities

  • Understands Global Services Legal 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 Legal 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:

  • Offering/Asset Investigation:

  • Single point of contact to gather use case information from Business

  • Risk spotting (with oversight/input from on shore resources for guardrails & guidance)

  • Template / enablement guidance preparation

  • Coordination with technical asset horizontal resources to facilitate OSS, ECATT, Provenance / Vendor contract reviews (assuming these are part of the horizontal; if not, these will be undertaken by the resource)

  •  Support to Clean Teams:

  • Protocol Audits

  • Training / onboarding to new team members

  • Exit / offboarding reviews

  • Post cutover SME support / FPOC for to “low risk” acquisition capabilities

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Law

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 of experience at law firm or as in-house counsel and/or in legal outsourcing, with a preference for prior experience advising on the development, launch, and ongoing operation of product and service offerings (including ‘as-a-Service’ offerings).

Work Requirements:

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



Qualifications

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Pragmatic and practical in their approach to advising and delivering legal support;

  • A good communicator and well organized; and

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

  • Candidates will ideally also have experience with one or more of:

    • Risk identification, analysis, and management relating to product design & engineering, and/or operational technology, as distinct from information technology consulting;

    • Product liability in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer contexts;

    • Applicable regulatory landscapes and their effect on product and service qualification, development & launch (e.g., for hardware, embedded systems, and/or software);

    • Drafting and negotiation of client and supplier agreements, including understanding of intellectual property, data privacy and data protection issues; and

    • Developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders.

  • Knowledge/Experience in offering reviews & product counsel support, 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:

External Relationships:

  • Accenture Legal Counsels, Client, Contract Management, Stakeholders, Business executives, outside counsels and partners, Marketing & Communications and clients.

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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