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Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.
Reviews, drafts and negotiates a large number of client transactions of various levels of complexity within a corporate environment. Advises company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions.
Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior contracting professionals.
Stay abreast of contracting developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s contracting practices
Educate company executives in regard to contracting and risk management issues
Represent the company’s interests and interface directly with client negotiating teams
Strategize with company executives prior to client negotiations
Structure client transactions to be most advantageous from a contracting and business perspective
Advise, and consult company executives based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity
Develop internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on various contracting and business issues
Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Contracting and/or our business
Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives
Bachelors degree in law required; advanced degree in law, business or contract management preferred.
Minimum of 6 years PQE including a minimum of 3 years of contracting experience in an appropriate fast-paced corporate environment is essential. Experience in negotiating technology or outsourcing agreements, including consulting, systems integration, software licensing, SaaS or business process outsourcing agreements is preferred.
Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions
Experience negotiating Intellectual Property issues
Travel may be required
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Independently manage drafting transactional documents and correspondence
Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
Basic understanding of Intellectual Property issues as they apply to consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
Able to present alternatives and proposed solutions
Responsive and follows through on commitments
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
Ability to apply judgment to broaden influence
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient in MS Office suite of products
You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
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