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The Contract Management Specialist may manage more than one engagement or, alternatively, be full-time on a single engagement (depending on the size/complexity of the agreement) or may work within a service center function.
Manage a variety of governmental or non-governmental contracts and subcontracts for the provision of the company’s services, in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements. Provide on-site advice to Accenture’s business units and project teams on contract provisions and policy compliance matters.
- Responds to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
- Identifies risks and issues, suggests alternatives that lead to the best solution
- Reviews and manages contractual obligations of the parties and provides continual review to ensure that all terms and conditions are met
- Prepares and disseminates information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, etc.
- Responsible for consultation and escalation to a senior director, of contractual, business or CM positioning issues which are not solved satisfactorily by the project team in a timely manner
- Responsible for implementation of CM processes
- Manages daily workload of assigned Contract Management personnel and project or business personnel assisting with the contract management function
- Acts as the primary contact between the project team and/or business unit and Legal, ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly
- Acts as liaison between Accenture and clients/vendors
- Responsible for assigned Contract Management, project or business personnel adhering to company policies and procedures
- Responsible for informing the project team of the requirements of the contract and monitoring compliance
- Develops and integrates contract management tools, templates, methods and processes for the engagement
- Achieves a reasonable level of understanding of Accenture’s major business areas (System Integration and/or Outsourcing) in order to communicate effectively with project Senior Executives and provide relevant advice. May provide training to Contract Management personnel.
- May lead Tier 2 (Portfolio) or Tier 3 (Service Center) structures.
- May lead small OG sub-teams in country/regions where each OG has less than five assigned Contract Management professionals.
- Actively involved in regional and global Contract Management initiatives.
Will report to both project manager and CM lead for the industry group.
- College degree required; advanced degree in business, contract management, law or engineering preferred.
- Membership in the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and professional certification are a plus
Minimum of 6 years in contract management/procurement/legal/finance field and applicable industry experience
Experience in Client Contract Management is a must
- Work Requirements:
Travel within geography
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
· Comprehensive knowledge of general corporate business practices, government and commercial contracting regulations and principles, subcontracting practices, and accounting and finance principles
· Able to resolve contracts and pricing issues
. Able to understand and comply with guidance and directives from project management or direct function supervisor
· Able to advise and interact with all levels of management
· Able to demonstrate excellent analytical and mathematical skills
· Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills
. Demonstrated proficiency in using spreadsheets and Microsoft Word
. Experience in IT and/ or Management consulting is a plus
Why join us?
- We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues
- You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools
- Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards
- You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends
- You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live
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