Contract Management Manager – Accenture , Saudi Arabia

Job Description:
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
Relationships:
Reports:
Will report CM lead for the industry group.
External Relationships:
Client procurement/contract management professionals, vendor representatives and other client project personnel

Qualifications:
Education:
College degree required; advanced degree in business, contract management, law or engineering preferred.
Membership in the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and professional certification are a plus
Work Experience:
Minimum of 8 years in contract management/procurement/legal/finance field and applicable industry experience
Experience in Client Contract Management is a must
Work Requirements:
Travel within geography

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
· Comprehensive knowledge of general corporate business practices, government and commercial contracting regulations and principles, subcontracting practices, and accounting and finance principles
· Able to resolve contracts and pricing issues
. Able to understand and comply with guidance and directives from project management or direct function supervisor
· Able to advise and interact with all levels of management
· Able to demonstrate excellent analytical and mathematical skills
· Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills
. Demonstrated proficiency in using spreadsheets and Microsoft Word
. Experience in IT and/ or Management consulting is a plus

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