27 days old

Ecosystems Counsel Manager

Organization: Corporate Functions/ Legal
Location: US (specific 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 http://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:
The legal professional in this position (Ecosystems Counsel) will support matters within the scope of the Strategic Partnering legal team (aka Alliances), which is part of the Ecosystems legal group. The Ecosystems Counsel will draft and negotiate agreements and interact with business management on a regular basis. The Ecosystems Counsel will become a subject matter expert regarding alliances and go-to-market matters and advise various business groups and other legal professionals accordingly. Positivity, collaboration and creative thinking will be keys to success for the candidate assuming this role.
Key Responsibilities:
Draft and negotiate various agreements, including master alliance agreements, software/supplier licenses, data processing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, platform agreements (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), teaming agreements, ordering documents and agreements, master subcontracts, sponsorship agreements, and various other documents;
Provide general legal support to the Ecosystem and Ventures business group;
Coordinate with fellow members of the Ecosystems legal group (e.g. Resale and Sourcing);
Support and provide subject matter guidance to other legal teams regarding go-to-market solutions with partners, including master agreement requirements, license / use rights and requirements, policy compliance, and other support relating to the firms partners and our joint solutions with them;
Aid in the development of training and knowledge transfer tools and materials;
Mentor and help train junior members of the team, including GLN team members;
Support the firms compliance with all applicable policies, audits, laws and regulations;
Reports to: Strategic Partnering legal lead
Relationships: Ecosystem and Ventures business group; Sales and Delivery, Digital and Strategic Offerings, Compliance, Data Privacy, and other legal teams; subject matter experts (e.g. Global Tax, Global Risk Management); and outside law firms
Role Requirements:
Some travel required

Basic Qualifications
J.D. from accredited law school
Preferred Qualifications

Significant experience drafting and negotiating contracts in a corporate or large law firm setting required

Experience with emerging technologies and offerings (e.g. digital, cloud, security, AI, blockchain) and related contracts is preferred

Experience with alliances or other strategic relationships is beneficial

Sound understanding of intellectual property rights and obligations and the ability to competently draft and negotiate intellectual property provisions

Experience drafting and negotiating inbound and outbound software licensesProfessional Skill Requirements
Strong business and commercial acumen
Ability to prioritize and make decisions and spot risks before they materialize
Strong writing and negotiation skills
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.

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

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.


Posted: 2019-08-21 Expires: 2019-09-20

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