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(NY) New York, Contract Manager - Accenture


NOTE: This is an anticipated opening. Candidates applying for this posting will be placed in a pool to be submitted to Accenture when/if the job is opened.

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The Contract Manager provides on-site advice to Accenture’s business/client units and project teams on contract management and policy compliance matters. They are responsible for initiating, tracking and monitoring contract changes, deliverables, correspondence and risks, and maintaining associated documentation. They enable the management of government, international, commercial contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements.
Job Description:
Responds to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
Identifies risks and issues, suggests alternatives that lead to the best solution
Reviews and manages contractual obligations of the parties and provides continual review to ensure that all terms and conditions are met
Prepares and disseminates information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, etc.
Responsible for consultation and escalation to a senior director, of contractual, business or CM positioning issues which are not solved satisfactorily by the project team in a timely manner
Responsible for implementation of CM processes
Manages daily workload of assigned Contract Management personnel and project or business personnel assisting with the contract management function
Acts as the primary contact between the project team and/or business unit and Legal, ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly
Acts as liaison between Accenture and clients/vendors
Responsible for assigned Contract Management, project or business personnel adhering to company policies and procedures
Responsible for informing the project team of the requirements of the contract and monitoring compliance
Develops and integrates contract management tools, templates, methods and processes for the engagement
Achieves a reasonable level of understanding of Accenture's major business areas (System Integration and/or Outsourcing) in order to communicate effectively with project Senior Executives and provide relevant advice. May provide training to Contract Management personnel
May lead Tier 2 (Portfolio) or Tier 3 (Service Center) structures
May lead small OG sub-teams in country/regions where each OG has less than five assigned Contract Management professionals
Actively involved in regional and global Contract Management initiatives
Minimum 6 years' contract management experience
Minimum Bachelors' degree
Minimum 3 years' of contract negotiation skills
Minimum 3 years' experience working on Information Technology outsourcing projects/clients in a contract management role.
Preferred Skills:
Post-award hands-on contract management experience with a mix of government and commercial experience
Able to resolve contract and pricing issues
Able to advise and interact with all levels of management
Able to demonstrate excellent analytical and mathematical skills
Experience with day-to-day management of complex outsourcing arrangements
Proficiency using Microsoft Office software, Outlook Email, Instant Messaging preferred
Demonstrated leadership in 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 (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

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