Job Description

Contract Manager
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
 
Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions.  Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.
 
Professionals in our Corporate Functions run and manage Accenture’s internal operations and all activities across our business, from finance, HR and legal to workplace management, operations and marketing and communications. They are the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients need to help them become high-performance businesses.
 
Job Description:
 
The Contract Manager provides on-site advice to Accenture’s business/client units and project teams on contract management and policy compliance matters. They are responsible for initiating, tracking and monitoring contract changes, deliverables, correspondence and risks, and maintaining associated documentation. They enable the management of government, international, commercial contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements.
 
Job Description:
    • 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

Relationships:

  • Reports:

Will report CM lead for the industry group.

  • External Relationships:

Client procurement/contract management professionals, vendor representatives and other client project personnel



Qualifications

Qualifications:

 

Education:

  • 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

Work Experience:

 

Minimum of 8 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

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.

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