Contracts Manager job description

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Contracts Managers are found in different types of industries. These may include:

• Pharmaceutical companies
• Government agencies
• Law firms
• Manufacturing companies
• Construction businesses

These managers are expert negotiators and are in charge of the pricing, bidding and procurement processes for various products and services.

A Contracts Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:

• Negotiating contractual terms
• Reviewing work reports
• Reporting on activities to executives and clients
• Measuring performance
• Developing company procurement policies

Contracts Managers receive very lucrative salaries. The salary scale may differ from company to company and will be determined by several factors. These may include company size, revenue, location and working experience.


• Being professional and analytical
• Negotiation in business environments
• Meeting deadlines
• Relating to clients
• Communication
• Being amicable, trustworthy and discreet
• Team work and collaboration
• Managing risks and understanding complex legal issues


Contracts Managers require Bachelors or Masters Degrees in Business or a related field. Other acceptable qualifications include:
•    Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) 
•    Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
•    Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) Some employers provide on the job training to persons who are interested in this position. They often work with senior professional in job shadowing initiatives as well.

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