Procurement Contract Services Associate Manager

Procurement Contract Services Associate Manager

01 Feb 2024
Washington, Seattle-tacoma, 98101 Seattle-tacoma USA

Procurement Contract Services Associate Manager

Job DescriptionWe Are: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 738,000 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 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 Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed 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. You Are:Accenture is currently seeking a Contract Services Associate Manager who is looking for an exciting and challenging career with Accenture – an employer that enables you to make a real difference.The Contract Services Associate Manager will facilitate the development and execution of a variety of third party commercial contracts in accordance with our client’s policies and procedures, applicable laws, and other requirements. The Contract Services Associate Manager may provide guidance to the client’s business units and project teams on contract management and policy compliance matters, and may lead more than one engagement.The Work:

Draft and negotiate contracts based on both client templates and supplier templates, in a timely manner with appropriate legal support to ensure compliance with client standards;

Coordinate and perform contract analysis, including redlines and negotiations with client legal and other stakeholders, as well as suppliers to:

Negotiate business terms and collaborate, coordinate, and be able to explain risks and implications of contract terms to the business and other stakeholders.

Complete gap analyses, review, redline, and understand contract language, risks and implications of such language.

Draft commercial terms as needed.

Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, compliance and modifications as well as partnering with cross-functional teams to maintain effective contracting procedures and ensuring adherence to regional/global category strategies;

Consulting and escalating positioning issues which are not solved satisfactorily by the project team in a timely manner;

Act as the primary contact between project teams to ensure that written guidelines and client policies are followed and/or required SME input is obtained throughout the process (eg, privacy, finance, international and domestic taxation, customs and trade, information security, systems quality, software asset management, etc.)

Issue necessary modifications to clarify questions concerning such topics as specification changes, language ambiguities or clarification of contract clause;

Manage multiple, complex projects independently with the ability to resolve complex negotiation issues in a timely manner, escalating as appropriate and push a deal through to execution;

Responsible for oversight / QC of work product by team members;

Ensure that all contracts and agreements are filed in the contract repository;

Maintain and update contract databases and disseminate information as appropriate

Manage projects within Accenture’s proprietary or client workflow tools to document each step of the contract formation process.

Here's what you need:

Legal degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience OR relevant contract management work with a minimum of 8 years of experience

Bonus points if:

Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement , project management and performance reporting skills;

Procurement process knowledge, contract management, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning and integrated supply chain experience is an advantage;

Strong subject matter expertise in indirect procurement categories including IT, Marketing, Facilities, Transportation Logistics and Corporate/Professional Services. Specific experience within the Pharma industry highly desirable;

Experience with contract reporting desirable (i.e. total number of contracts, number of suppliers under contract, and other indicators) to assess progress and effectiveness of the contract function;

Experience working with a variety of contract types and contract processes (i.e. preparing, reviewing, negotiating)

Experience responding to inquiries regarding contract obligations and redlines/revisions;

Ability to recognize, identify and clearly convey business and legal positions;

Demonstrated a results driven approach, in a team setting leading cross-functional global teams of contracting and procurement professionals, establishing and managing performance expectations;

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word.

Travel:

Travel may be required for this role. The amount of travel will vary from 0 to 100% depending on business need and client requirements.

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. (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers/local/total-rewards) Role Location Annual Salary RangeCalifornia $35.10 to $92.60Colorado $35.10 to $80.00New York $32.50 to $92.60Washington $37.36 to $85.19What We BelieveWe have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/inclusion-diversity/us-workforce) Equal Employment Opportunity StatementAccenture 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.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 Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement (https://www.accenture.com/content/dam/accenture/final/accenture-com/document/Annual-Policy-Statement-Regarding-EEO-2023-Applicant.pdf#zoom=50) .Requesting An AccommodationAccenture 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 (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/contact-us) or speak with your recruiter.Other Employment StatementsApplicants 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.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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