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Contract Associate Manager

Bratislava Job No. r00170780 Full-time

Job Description

Job Description

WHAT WILL YOU DO

· 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 Associate Managers 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership/Engagement:

· Lead/participate in contract management teams across projects and accounts; work with account leadership, client commercial and business stakeholders to understand and support client needs and priorities, account strategy, objectives and opportunities, as well as contract and subcontract compliance;

· 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:

· Support the identification, escalation and resolution of commercial and contract risks and issues working with CM and project leadership to ensure the best outcome for all parties;

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

Sales Support:

· Engage in pre-award sales activities, engage in discussions with delivery team regarding potential deal shaping and contractual outcomes with sales teams and business leadership, including contract and other documents drafting support;

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

Contracting, Drafting and Negotiation

· Drafts 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;

· Support negotiations to achieve the best outcomes for Accenture and clients.

Commercial and Contract Management Processes:

· Independently implements contract management processes on a specific project or account;

· Ensures all contract relevant policies and procedures applicable to an account are identified and communicated to relevant personnel;

· Works with delivery and finance leads to identify and flex appropriate contract levers affecting revenue, cost and profit.

Qualifications

WHAT WE EXPECT

· 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).

· 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

·  Strong English and German language skills needed.

· Master’s degree required.

· Member of World Commerce & Contracting (WCC; formerly IACCM) or National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and/ or professional certification considered a plus.

· Travel may be required.

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