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Accenture

Accenture

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
Career Level: CL9 Role: Sales & Delivery - Contract Management Talent Segment: Legal and Commercial Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes ...

Career Level: CL9

Role: Sales & Delivery - Contract Management

Talent Segment: Legal and Commercial

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with 742,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com

At Accenture, we believe your career is about what you want to be and who you want to be. It’s about bringing your skills, your curiosity, and your best true self to your work. Here, you’ll match your ingenuity with the latest technology to do incredible things. Together, we can create positive, long-lasting change.

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; and

  • Compliance with contract obligations and Accenture policy

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support contract management teams across projects and accounts; work with account leadership, client commercial and business stakeholders to understand and support client needs and priorities; account strategy, objectives, and opportunities

  • Work with contract management staff across multiple projects, accounts, and geographies

  • Support the identification, escalation and resolution of commercial and contract risks and issues working with CM and project leadership to ensure the best outcome for all parties

  • Support pre-award sales activities, engage in discussions with delivery team regarding potential deal shaping and contractual outcomes with sales teams and business leadership, including contract drafting support

  • The contract management function is client facing and has a key role in building trusted relationships with client counterparts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in contract management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of commercial contracting regulations and principles, subcontracting practices; and commercial contracting terms and conditions

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

  • Experience and demonstrated capability in conducting and supervising investigations (including compliance-related investigations, employment investigations, and governmental investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on such risks

  • In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks, employee rights and obligations, and related laws

  • Extensive experience in employee relations and workplace investigations

Professional Skills:

  • Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with client executives at all levels of the organization

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

  • Leader as well as team player, collaborative and persuasive; able to work well with executives and nonexecutives

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

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

Work Requirements:

  • Travel may be required

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.

We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Information on benefits is here.

Role Location Annual Salary Range

California $63,200 to $169,800

Colorado $63,200 to $146,700

New York $58,500 to $169,800

Washington $67,300 to $156,200

San Francisco, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Sacramento, CA,San Diego, CA,Seattle, WA

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 such as for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009 or send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

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

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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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