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Procurement Contract Service Associate Manager

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DESCRIPTION

The key aspects and responsibilities of your role will be

  • 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
  • Strong subject matter expertise in IT, Marketing, Facilities, Logistics and Corporate and Professional Service. Specific experience within the Pharma industry highly desirable
  • 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
  • Ability to contribute to creation of Market Insights and capture procurement contracting best practice and industry trends, ensure that contract databases are kept updated and disseminate information appropriately
  • Manage projects within Accenture s proprietary or client workflow tools to document each step of the contract formation process.
  • Provide training and coaching to other contract specialists or category teams on legal review and interpretation.
REQUIREMENTS

What skills, qualifications and competencies do I need

  • Legal degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience or relevant contract management experience with a minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Significant experience working with a variety of contract types i.e. preparing, reviewing and negotiating and contract processes i.e. implementation, etc.
  • Be able to identify legal risk in various contract types
  • Must be able to recognize, identify and clearly be able to explain business and convey legal positions
  • Experience managing cross functional and or global teams of contracting and or procurement professionals and in establishing performance expectations
  • Internal stakeholder management, data information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills
  • Procurement process knowledge, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning, and integrated supply chain experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement industry is an advantage
  • Experience with contract reporting necessary i.e. total number of contracts, number of suppliers under contract, and other indicators to assess progress and effectiveness of the contract functionEqual Employment Opportunity Statement

 

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Procurement Contract Service Associate Manager