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Legal Buyside Contracting counsel for French speaking countries

Bucharest Job No. r00198796 Full-time

Job Description

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 (LBC) is a separate, focused legal function which is integral to Accenture's strategy and created to improve the efficiency and user experience for buyside contracting. It acts as a legal advisory services function that operates at scale and at speed, leveraging new processes and technologies. 

 

Job Profile Summary 

 

Draft, review and negotiate the buyside agreements and similar/related documentation with Accenture suppliers, subcontractors, local partners and charitable organizations to (i) 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; and (ii) enable giving back or partnering with the local communities/start-ups, in accordance with Accenture's supplier's/corporate citizenship contracting standards, applicable laws, and business requirements to ensure contractual risks are clearly identified and addressed in compliance with Accenture's policies and standards.  

 

Responsibilities 

· Review 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

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

· Directly liaise with internal stakeholders on various issues and build credible and effective relationships with the internal stakeholders as well as within the LBC team 

· Liaise, negotiate 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, contractors, subcontractors etc. to ensure contractual risks are clearly identified and addressed in compliance with Accenture's policies and standards

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

Qualifications

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Fluency in French and English in speaking and writing, including legal terminology and ability to formulate legal documents
  • Experience and knowledge of the French legal environment regarding commercial contracts
  • 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
  • Demonstrate 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
  • Comfortable with technology, experience in tools & databases, with proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (e.g Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrate adaptability, positive & collaborative attitude, good interpersonal skills, strong time management and prioritization skills, attention to detail, sound judgement, and organization skills 

Qualifications

Education: 

  • University degree certifying the study of French law 

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience at law firm or as in-house counsel and/or in legal outsourcing. Experience with drafting, reviewing and negotiating supplier agreements 
  • Experience with the French legal environment and with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating supplier agreements for French speaking countries

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. 

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