10 days old

Contract Associate Manager



Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal


Location: negotiable






Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the worlds largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.





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.








Job Description:





Contract Associate Managers assist with managing clients or a portfolio of clients in a manner that maximizes 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 team on a specific project/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


+ 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


+ 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


+ 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


+ 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


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



Key Relationships


Supervises:



+ Contract Management professionals providing services on an account or portfolio of accounts



External Relationships:



+ May interface with client commercial, procurement, contract management, business executives



Work Requirements:



+ Some travel may be required.







Basic Qualifications:




+ Bachelors degree required

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




Preferred Qualifications:





+ Contract Management Knowledge and 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)





+ Member of International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and/ or professional certification considered a plus




+ Legal and Contracting Knowledge:

+ Basic understanding of general commercial contracting regulations and principles and subcontracting practices

+ Basic knowledge and understanding of legal principles as they relate to commercial and contract management






Professional Skills:



+ Open to work with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout the Accenture global organization


+ Understand the value of diversity and recognize the strengths that different styles, innovative perspectives and experiences bring to Accenture


+ Demonstrate respect for individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, age, disability, culture, social status and/or sexuality


+ Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills

+ Team player, collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executives

+ Build trust-based relationships by delivering on commitments

+ Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and an ability to provide appropriate advice

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian




Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.





Equal Employment Opportunity Statement





Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.





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.





Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.





For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement





Requesting An Accommodation





Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.





If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.





Other Employment Statements





Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.





Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.





The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.


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Posted: 2020-11-20 Expires: 2020-12-20

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