People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
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.
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.
Review, draft, and negotiate several types of contractual agreements in a fast-paced corporate environment including: master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, blockchain security, automation, systems integration and agile development. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions while supporting Legal, Business and Sales Leadership in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing
Structure, negotiate and close client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior CLPs
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 the 7 Contracting attributes: Pathfinder, Architect, Business-Minded, Nonconformist, Inspired, Relevant and Tech Enabled.
Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least 1 jurisdiction
Minimum 6 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
Experience negotiating technology-based arrangements
Independently manage drafting transactional documents and correspondence
Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
Basic understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
Proficient in MS Office suite of products
Experience in working with state and local government agencies or working with clients in the healthcare arena
Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions
Strong executive presence
Able to present alternatives and proposed solutions
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
Ability to apply judgment to broaden influence
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian
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We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.
It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.
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