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.

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Avg. Experience5-7 years

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Barratt DevelopmentsBarratt Developments
Contracts Manager
16 May 2022

“I find Barratts to have great career development opportunities and they are supportive of progression.”

BTBT
Contract Manager
10 Aug 2021

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

Longyuan
Contracts Manager
4 Jul 2022

“Opportunities to work with people from different countries and having better understanding on other cultures.”

Schneider ElectricSchneider Electric
Contract Manager
13 Aug 2021

“.I felt that some of the upper management didn't understand the process on how the work was processed.”

InfojiniInfojini
Construction Contract Manager
1 Mar 2022

“The H. R. Staff here Is great If you have any problems At The job there really here to help you.”

Boeing Intelligence & AnalyticsBoeing Intelligence & Analytics
Contracts Manager
1 Jun 2022

“My recruiter was so pleasant and professional.”

SoneparSonepar
National Sales and Contracts Manager
29 Jun 2021

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

AndritzAndritz
Contracts Manager
19 Oct 2020

“Great Working there is good”

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