Legal Contract Manager

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.

As a Legal Contract Counsel, you assist with managing clients or a portfolio of clients in a manner that maximizes value for Accenture and clients. You may also take responsibility for managing small to medium clients. In this role you must be capable of managing contracts including subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and client business requirements.You 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. As a Legal Contract Counsel, you may also organize and direct the work activities of more 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. You are client facing and have a key role in building trusted relationships with client counterparts.

Leadership/Engagement:

·Participate in contract management team on a specific project or account or operate as the contract management lead on small or medium accounts or portfolios reporting into a senior leader;

·Work with project, account managers and client teams to provide contract management support that meets the day to day requirements of the business;

·Demonstrate the value of the contract management function with business and account leaders

People & Portfolio Management / Development:

·Work with junior staff, depending on the project or account structure can be assigned to provide oversight of day to day activities;

·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 training modules for contract management staff on a specific project or account.

Risk & Issue Management:

·Identify contract risks and issues and proposes appropriate mitigation strategies or solutions for approval (in accordance with prescribed guidelines);

·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;

·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.

Your Team

At Accenture Corporate Functions, we do whatever it takes to make Accenture a success - every day. We are the pieces that hold it all together: organizing collaborations, monitoring and optimizing our activities and results, keeping everyone happy and motivated – and that’s just the beginning.

Working alongside HR, Finance, Geographic services, Marcom, Legal, and Information Management teams, you will find exciting opportunities to make your mark (and a measurable difference, too). We use modern tools, innovative approaches and our knowledge of best practice to ensure everything is running smoothly. It can be challenging to meet all the needs of our big-name clients and partners, as well as our colleagues - but it's worth it when you see what we achieve together.

Contract Management is part of our Legal and Commercial Services. Our professionals bring innovative ideas to commercial reality with a focus on maximizing value for all parties through a deep understanding of legal, business and commercial risks. We work alongside Accenture sales and delivery teams throughout the entire contract lifecycle to provide high quality advice and support for negotiation, drafting and ongoing management of client contracts.

We apply commercial and contractual expertise to lead the delivery of legal & commercial outcomes for our priority engagements and portfolios, including:

·Sales growth: expanding the footprint of our agreements and supporting new business;

·Revenue protection: delivering on our contractual commitments;

·Margin improvement: effectively managing commercial levers, risks and issues;

·Compliance with contract obligations and Accenture policy.

Your background

  • Bachelor or master’s degree required (business, computing, accounting or law preferred);

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in legal contract management and team management experience preferred;

  • You are fluent in Dutch language or you have at least an understanding of the Dutch law;

  • Relevant experience in digital, consulting, outsourcing and systems integration deals in the Information Technology sector preferred;

  • 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;

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

  • Strong in time management, prioritization, and organizational skills. You are a team player, collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and non-executives;

  • You are willing to travel to clients for work.

Our offer

Accenture is an incredible place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you’ll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we’re really proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we believe in openness and honesty, fairness and equality, common sense and realism. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.

Besides our high-profile, challenging projects and our nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:

  • A flexible transport arrangement that suits your personal situation (flexible budget including NS business card)

  • An expense allowance

  • Discount on Accenture shares

  • The possibility to work 4 x 9 hours a week

Interested?

Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now by uploading your resume and cover letter via our website.

Questions? Connect with Arnout Streekstra, via arnout.streekstra@accenture.com.

Application process

We believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit. Please connect with our recruiters in case of questions.

Apply

Found a fitting vacancy or role? Great! Apply by sending in your CV and cover letter and let's get started. Contact our recruiters in case of questions, they are here to help and guide you.

First Interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions and past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role.

Second Interview

In the second interview, our senior management would love to get to know you. We will continue to discuss your ambitions, past experiences and we can answer any question you have about the position and work at Accenture.

Offer

If we are all happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!

Onboarding

We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the other new joiners and continue your career at Accenture.