Senior Counsel - Global Industry Sector Legal Lead for the Products - Industrial Cluster - USA

  • Accenture
  • Remote
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: US negotiable

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Job Description

Global Industry Sector Legal Lead for the Industrial Sectors

The Global Services Legal team is seeking to appoint a Senior Counsel to act as the Global Industry Sector Legal Lead for the Products-Industrial Sectors, supporting Accenture’s Automotive, Industrial Equipment, and Aerospace and Defense Global Industry Sector Leadership Teams, or any other Products Industry Sectors as assigned by the Global Industry Legal Lead.  In-house and private practice candidates will all be considered, but experience of working with international teams in support of a global business is a pre-requisite, and candidates with deep industry experience will be strongly preferred.

Key Responsibilities

You will act as a trusted adviser to the Global Industry Sector Leadership Teams, enabling the sustainable growth of each Industry Sector while managing and mitigating risks.  You will collaborate with senior stakeholders across Legal and other Corporate Functions to:

  • Lead in the legal evaluation of new, strategic priorities and higher risk offerings and services across Accenture’s Products-Industrial Industry Sectors.  In doing so you will evaluate risks and develop mitigation strategies in collaboration with all relevant parts of Accenture, including for example Government Relations, Regulatory & Compliance, Responsible Business, Litigation (as needed), creating  global guidance/guardrails to support the sustainable growth of the Industry Sectors. ;

  • Assess both existing and new products and services offerings and guide them to market in a legally compliant manner, with appropriate risk mitigations (contractual, operational, technical);

  • Collaborate with other teams and participate in initiatives to create frameworks related to cutting edge, cross-industry topics that address technology, ethics, human rights, legal and societal issues;

  • Support the Products-Industrial Sector Leadership Teams with the development of Thought Leadership;

  • Provide strategic legal advice to Business Leadership to support their growth agenda and bring in the relevant parts of Legal to support the Global Products-Industrial Sector Leadership Teams; and

  • Help evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of the Global Products-Industrial Sector Leadership Teams, and work with them to support post-merger integration strategies.

​Basic Qualifications:

  • JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification.

  • Admitted to the bar) or local equivalent) and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law.

  • Minimum of 10 years legal experience of relevant attorney work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong commercial, technology, IP and data privacy experience and broad legal knowledge (e.g. spanning employment, litigation, corporate law and governance).

  • Familiarity with professional services; including consulting, business operations and technology services.

  • Experience serving as product counsel for technology capabilities; with expertise evaluating the development and use of algorithmic models and automation in the financial services context.

  • Candidates should have a strong understanding of core legal issues relating to the Products-Industrial Global Industry Sectors, including:

    • Trends impacting those industries such as digital tools, AI and embedded software, use of data and new technologies, new connectivity options, advances in personalized/autonomous transportation and delivery capabilities, the use of digital twins to reimagine processes, and supply chain constraints;

    • Legal issues related to bringing new assets and offerings to market in a legally compliant manner, including offerings utilizing machine learning and third-party data; and

    • Public procurement and industry-specific contracting practices.

  • Candidates should ideally also have experience in/awareness of:

    • Interacting with or participating in trade associations or industry standards groups

    • Deal shaping and evaluation of innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings; and

    • Software development processes and software licensing, both inbound and outbound;

    • Common business processes in the Automotive, Industrial Equipment, or Aerospace and Defense Industry space, such as product security and secure development lifecycle processes, quality assurance, safety and regulatory compliance processes, asset performance management, global trade compliance, sourcing, procurement, and supply chain risk management, including counterfeit mitigation, and global logistics and logistics security;

    • Designing product risk mitigation strategies, including identifying operational, technical, and contractual mitigations

    • Strategic legal counselling of Business Leadership in respect of taking new products and service offerings to market in the Automotive, Industrial Equipment, or Aerospace and Defense Industries;

    • Developing trusted relationships with senior Business Leaders;

Professional Skills:

  • Candidates will be:

    • Proficient in key concepts relating to existing and emerging technologies;

    • Pragmatic, practical and collaborative in their approach to advising and delivering legal support;

    • Emotionally intelligent and able to influence internal stakeholders, external clients and suppliers;

    • Intellectually curious about the Automotive, Industrial Equipment, and Aerospace and Defense industries, and the impact of new and emerging technologies;

    • Creative, adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity;

    • Embodying a growth mindset;

    • Able to guide others in clarifying complex issues and raise critical issues with clients and business teams;

    • Excellent and effective written and verbal communicators with experience briefing senior executives;

    • Flexible to work global hours where necessary; and

    • Highly proficient at speaking and drafting in English.

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $140,900 - $291,100 and information on benefits offered is here.

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