Job Description

Contract Associate Managers assist with managing clients or a portfolio of clients in a manner that maximises value for Accenture and clients.

Contract Associate Managers must be capable of managing contracts including subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and client business requirements.  Contract Specialists are generally co-located with Accenture business/client units and project teams (often on client premises) and are expected to maintain a high level of visibility on the account as they perform their contract management responsibilities. 

Contract Associate Managers may also organize and direct the work activities of junior contract management professionals and other related engagement staff allocated to a business or client unit, acting as a role model for contract management staff and a trusted partner to the business. Contract Associates Managers are client facing and have a key role in building trusted relationships with client counterparts..

WHAT WILL YOU DO

Leadership/Engagement:

  • Lead/participate in contract management team on a specific project or account or operate as the contract management lead on small to medium accounts or portfolios reporting into a senior leader;

  • Work with client engagement teams and client counterparts to assist with day to day contract management support and to understand delivery requirements;

  • Demonstrate the value of the contract management function with business and account leaders

  • Be a role model for contract management staff and demonstrate leadership qualities by participating in wider contract management activities

People & Portfolio Management / Development:

  • Supervise, mentor and coach junior contract management staff allocated to a specific project or account to ensure most effective utilization of resources

  • Participate in the review of performance standards for junior staff;

  • Provide input for priority setting and performance achievement process for junior staff;

  • Assist with assessing training and education needs for junior staff on a specific project or account, when operating as the contract management lead; and

  • Participate in the development and delivery of contract/commercial training modules for contract management staff on a specific project or account.

Risk & Issue Management:

  • Identify contract and commercial risks and issues and proposes appropriate mitigation strategies or solutions for approval;

  • Escalate matters in a timely and controlled fashion (in accordance with prescribed guidelines) and ensure affected parties are notified in an appropriate manner; and

  • Draft and review appropriate reports in compliance with contract management processes and account delivery requirements

Sales Support:

  • Provide support for pre-award sales activities including supporting the development of responses to client RFPs or similar, working with business to draft contract schedules and participate in negotiations; and

  • Demonstrate reasonable knowledge and understanding of Accenture's offerings and associated commercial considerations.

Contracting, Drafting and Negotiation:

  • Draft Statements of Work, Change Requests, Arrangement Letters, Subcontracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements (not exclusive), working with project leadership to provide timely reviews and quality contractual documents that are fit for purpose and collaborating with other internal organizations; and

  • Support negotiations to achieve the best outcomes for Accenture and clients

Commercial and Contract Management Processes:

  • Implement contract management processes on a specific project or account;

  • Ensure all contract relevant policies and procedures applicable to an account are identified and communicated to relevant personnel and

  • Work with delivery and finance leads to identify and flex appropriate contract levers affecting revenue, cost and profit



Qualifications

WHAT WE EXPECT

Contract Management Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 yrs. relevant experience as a contract manager with exposure to complex, risky deals with proven team management experience;

  • Relevant experience with in one or more of Accenture core businesses would be preferred;

  • Experience leading teams with good/impactful executive presence;

  • Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external executives and be capable of contributing and influencing key commercial and contracting decisions; and

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

Legal and Contracting Knowledge:

  • Understanding of general commercial contracting regulations and principles and subcontracting practices

  • Knowledge and understanding of legal principles as they relate to commercial and contract management

Other:

  • Strong English and German language skills needed

  • Master’s degree required

  • Travel may be required.

WHAT WE OFFER

Salary
2 560 EUR/month

Accenture offers a competitive compensation package. As required by the Slovak law we hereby state, that the legal monthly minimum gross base pay starting from 2 560 € depending on your professional and personal qualifications in the required areas.

Recognition:
• Guaranteed paid overtime or overtime vacation
• Cafeteria – Budget for benefits based on your choice
• Transparent and competitive bonus structure
• Refer-a-Friend – get a bonus in the employee referral program
• Loyalty rewards
Flexibility:
• Flexible working arrangements (time & place of work)
Future:
• Wide range of trainings and expert lectures
• Regular performance review and career growth possibilities
• Ongoing career guidance and mentoring (Global Mentoring Program, Lean In)
• Employee share purchase plan
Family & Health:
• 3 extra days off
• Sick leave salary compensation (up to 100%)
• Home-office equipment
• Family oriented benefits (Wedding, Parental and Baby days-off and bonuses)
• Employee assistance services (professional psychological, financial and legal help)
• Multisport card

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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