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Contracting Counsel Associate Manager

Riyadh Job No. r00197168 Full-time

Job Description

Role title : Contracting Counsel Associate Manager

Location: Saudi Arabia

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Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 733,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability.

We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships.

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Job Overview:

Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organization coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.  

Key Responsibilities:

·       Independently, and help to, structure, negotiate and close client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective 

·       Strategize with senior CLPs and internal business clients prior to client negotiations  

·       Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices 

·       Educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues 

·       Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business 

·       Participate in developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge capital on various legal and business issues  

·       Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives 

·       Embrace and evolve to gain expertise in seven Contracting  attributes, including  becoming a pathfinder, architect, business-minded, nonconformist, inspired, relevant and technology enabled contracting professional  


·       Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction

·       Minimum 4 years of transactional experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry

·       Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues preferred

·       Fluency in English and Arabic (reading, speaking, and writing) is a must

·       Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions;

·       Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions independently;

·       Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements;

·       Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management;

·       Strong executive presence

·       Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions; and

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·       In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks

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