1+ months

Global Legal Lead Industry X

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial

Location: USA (Central or East coast preferable)

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 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

Job Description

The Global Services Legal team is seeking to appoint a senior
counsel with 10+ years legal experience to act as Industry X Global Legal
Lead. In-house, public sector and private practice candidates will all be
considered, but experience of working with international teams in a global
business and a passion for supporting innovative technology and taking products
and services to market are prerequisites.

Industry Xs mission is to help clients across Accentures global
base to transform their business model and operations from Product to Service
and Outcome, to drive the reinvention of industry, from design, to engineering,
to production and support which, in turn, makes possible new levels of
efficiency, increased margin opportunities, and in some industries, access to
new revenues and user experiences. This includes the inventions of new
Smart, Connected Products and Services, the enabling of companies to create and
participate in New Ecosystems, the automation of core processes, the
integration of systems and digital data footprint to create a Digital Thread
through the product journey, the application of Next Generation Production
techniques such as 3DP and robotics, and advanced use of machines to extract data
and derive intelligence to improve performance.

You will be part of the Global Legal Services Team, whose mission
is to drive sustainable business growth for Accenture by providing deep
expertise at the intersection of business strategy, industry and technology
services in the development and ongoing support of client offerings in a highly
dynamic environment. Accentures Services are:

Strategy and Consulting is the home of our Strategy practitioners,
industry and functional expertise, data insight and design and is where our
Industry X business sits.

Interactive are a new breed of agency designed from
the ground up to empower clients to own experience, through customer-centered
service design and innovation, from start to finish.

Technology anticipates future trends and brings our solutions
to clients.

Operations provides business process services to drive
business and financial outcomes for clients.

Industry X

Industry X is a key business within Strategy & Consulting
and plays a critical role in Accentures overall strategy. Industry X is
a key component of Accentures Industry and Enterprise Function Networks and
you will collaborate with senior stakeholders in these networks. You will
act as a trusted advisor to senior Business leadership, advising senior
stakeholders across the Business, and collaborating with senior stakeholders
across Legal and other Corporate Functions.

You will -

+ Provide input into, and shape strategic decisions, which impact
Accentures Go to Market approach for the Industry X business, including conducting portfolio
level risk reviews and developing risk mitigation strategies (contractual,
operational and technical) across multiple jurisdictions;

+ Manage a team of direct Legal reports;

+ Lead cross-functional project teams (internal and external
counsel) on complex, nuanced initiatives to produce high quality outcomes;

+ Play a key role in escalations and Accentures overall
governance and risk management policies & processes;

+ Develop and roll out training to increase the industry acumen of
Legal, and Sales & Delivery teams; and utilize excellent networking
and collaboration skills to cascade insights to the wider Legal organization.


Shape Offerings & Solutions: Conduct assessments and
provide recommendations and tools that mitigate risks while helping shape
innovative commercial models in compliance with government frameworks,
policies and processes and internal policies;

Regulatory Compliance: Work with Accentures regulatory and
compliance counsel to synthesize and apply regulatory and compliance advice,
including future-looking projections of any anticipated regulatory changes
potentially impacting the Business;

Client Opportunity: Provide contracting tools such as
guidance and templates to Business and Legal teams to enable their day-to-day
contracting. You will support relevant approvals and escalations;

Problem Projects & Delivery Issues: Support the Accenture
Quality & Risk organization, litigation team and Business in the
development of remediation strategies;

Responsible Business: Work with other teams and participate in
initiatives to create frameworks related to cutting edge, cross-industry
topics that address technology, ethics, human rights, legal and societal

Thought Leadership: Collaborate with the Business and Legal in
shaping commercial and regulatory environments through support of thought
leadership activities;

V&A: Support Accentures Ventures & Acquisitions Business
and Legal leadership in evaluating prospective acquisition targets,
development of PMI strategy and divestiture activity;

Strategic Alliance & Partnerships: Shape new third-party
strategic alliances and partnerships, including capability sourcing via vendor
and resale/agency transactions;

Business Operations Projects: Adjust Accenture policies and
procedures to accommodate the requirements of the Business.

Basic Qualifications:

+ JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification

+ Admitted to the bar (or local equivalent) and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law

+ Minimum of 10 years' legal experience in advising on the development and launch of new innovative technology products, from ideation through to go to market.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Support of cutting-edge technologies particularly in industry. Experience of digital manufacturing, digital twin development and deployment and Internet of Things, extensive experience with cloud computing, software embedded in devices, artificial intelligence, edge computing etc.;

+ Experience in advising on the development and launch of new technology products, from ideation through to go to market

+ Risk analysis, appreciation and management;

+ Deep expertise in relation to product liability risk and mitigation in a B2B and B2C context

+ Strong commercial & transactional IP/IT and data protection experience and broad legal knowledge.

+ Understanding of technology and global trends impacting provision of services/products, including digital tools, use of data and new technologies

+ Awareness of applicable regulatory landscapes and the effect on product development & deployment.

+ Extensive experience of analysis and synthesis of complex facts and situations to achieve outcomes.

+ Developing trusted relationships with senior Business leaders, particularly for functions that have not worked extensively with legal;

+ Strong program management and path finding skills, leading diverse teams to achieve defined outcomes;

+ Deal shaping and innovative commercial modelling expertise;

+ Ability to influence and manage multiple stakeholders and other parts of Legal to drive successful results;

+ Coordinating and overseeing the activities of external counsel and managing legal budget.

Professional Skills:

+ Resilient, demonstrating comfort adapting to new circumstances in a dynamic and demanding workplace;

+ Self-motivated, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged;

+ Comfortable with ambiguity;

+ Pragmatic and client-focused - enjoying talking to colleagues, understanding their requirements and helping problem solve to balance risk with commercial considerations;

+ Emotionally intelligent, able to deal with people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds and with varying skill sets. You will need to be able to understand different viewpoints, motivations and thought processes to attain a legally appropriate business solution;

+ A team-player, but able to work independently and unsupervised;

+ Interested in technology solutions;

+ Possessing of exceptional organisational and communication skills; and

+ Willing to work global hours where necessary and to travel occasionally.

+ 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: 2020-07-06 Expires: 2020-08-23

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