What does a Contracts Manager do?

Contracts managers oversee the process of creating, negotiating, and executing contracts and other legal agreements between an organization and outside parties. They commonly act as the contact person interacting directly with the client or partner and serving as the liaison between those parties and internal teams or stakeholders. They establish and implement organizational procedures and standards for the contract management process, and may also select software programs and other tools used for these purposes. They supervise a team of contract specialists and other support staff.

Contracts managers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business or legal discipline, and a background in the legal or business field, with roles that include overseeing the drafting and analyzing of contracts. These roles require strong leadership skills, and familiarity with legal terms and concepts.

Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Contracts Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£47,825 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £48K
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Contracts Manager Career Path

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Contract Manager
10 Aug 2021

“BT do a great job of training up junior employees and you get real responsibility from day one.”

National Sales and Contracts Manager
29 Jun 2021

“Good size organisation; people are good; salary OK”

Contracts Manager
13 Jul 2021

“Collaborative/Team Work Cukture; Pay is great”

Contracts Manager
19 Oct 2020

“Great Working there is good”

Contract Manager
29 Apr 2021

“No career progression whatsoever and doesnt seem to exist in future too”

State of TexasState of Texas
Contract Manager
27 Aug 2020

“Great benefits and holidays to include retirement”

Contracts Manager
3 Jan 2020

“Flexible schedule (great for me as a mom).”

Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsKratos Defense & Security Solutions
Contract Manager
21 Jun 2021

“Flexible work schedule is important to me.”

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