Contracts Manager Job Description

Contracts Manager Job Description

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Contracts manager provides responses to bids in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Truth in Lending Act (TINA), and certified cost and pricing data standards.

Contracts Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide advice to business partners and others within the company related to signed agreements
Develop interdependent partnerships with other sourcing and procurement groups as required
Demonstrate value contribution through negotiated savings, competitive bidding, cycle times
Work with the company's Legal team as necessary to review contract terms and conditions and advise business partners in order to reach acceptable outcomes
Lead/conduct contract negotiations on terms and conditions of high-risk, complex, and potentially long-term agreements
Exercise decisions based on analysis of supplier proposals and in partnership with internal business customers
Look for creative ways to avoid/solve problems in order to manage the supplier relationship and not compromise any on-going study or study-related activities
Escalate specific points of contention on legal issues to appropriate legal staff
Advise business partners on contractual terms and conditions in order to reach acceptable language
Drive the contracting process from initial request through completion into contract-tracking database

Contracts Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Contracts Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NCMA, CFCM, CPM, CPCM, N.A.C, C.P.S.M, C.P.M, JD, MBA, IACCM

Education for Contracts Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the contracts manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Business/Administration, Education, Management, Law, Finance, Engineering, Administration, MBA, Government

Skills for Contracts Manager

Desired skills for contracts manager include:

Federal Acquisition Regulation and related federal and state legislation and regulations
Cost controls and international logistics support
International business management and International Traffic in Arms Regulations if for contract
Various computer programs and working experience with spreadsheets
Federal Acquisition Regulations
Service Contract Act and Truth in Negotiations Act
Federal Acquisition Regulation

Desired experience for contracts manager includes:

Establish, maintain, and train on processes for approvals and other internal audit and Health Care Compliance requirements
Entering, submitting and tracking customer request submissions in MDM
Assisting with ad hoc activities
Collaborate with clinical trial team, study start up groups, Investigational sites and vendors to verify and develop budget and negotiate cost savings
Collaborate cross functionally with Legal, Patents, Regulatory, Compliance and Insurance to negotiate contract wording changes
Work closely with Clinical Trial and Study Start-up teams to ensure delivery of fully executed contracts in support of timely study start-up to meet departmental and organizational goals

Contracts Manager Examples


Contracts Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of contracts manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for contracts manager
  • Risk assessment / mitigation
  • Supplier performance and relationship management
  • Software licensing (applications)
  • Oversee maintenance of necessary data in Contract Management Systems
  • Issue, upload, and maintain contracts, contract renewals or amendments and other related documents per policy and procedure
  • Propose strategies and advise internal clients on processes in an effort to solve problems
  • Communicate effectively with Legal, Risk Management, Commercial and Credit to resolve internal and external issues and provide support
  • Elevate legal issues to Legal department and ensure timely execution of contracts
  • Adhere to SOX controls
  • Review, accept, or reject certificates of insurance
Qualifications for contracts manager
  • Attend Contracts Administration related meetings and events
  • Negotiating and executing service and supply agreements
  • Drafting and/or procuring and processing partially executed contracts, amendments and agreements
  • Acting as the main point of contact and tracking the process and ensuring completion of each contract in a timely, accurate manner
  • Handling processing and Quality Control contract packages prior to contract signatures
  • Assisting with data entry of completed contract packages into CLM

Contracts Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of contracts manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for contracts manager
  • Manage the workflow of preparing contracts, agreements and other legal documents on behalf of the business
  • Acts in a leadership role for less experienced team members
  • Provides contracts administration
  • Administers contracts and subcontracts, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification, financial reporting, and product delivery for major contracts
  • Identify and notify immediately of any contractual risk issues or exposure that arise
  • Liaise with company’s offices and directors, finance, legal and other corporate departments, external legal and banking institutions as required as assigned by Legal Counsel
  • Conducts research and obtains backup documentation with respect to controversial issues
  • Promote risk mitigation concepts
  • Draft, structure, implement and manage contractual documents based on internal processes in order to establish and maintain good business relationships with customers
  • Build and manage a contracts management system
Qualifications for contracts manager
  • Familiarity with public sector contracts
  • Advise and interact with all levels of management
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Construction Law or related field
  • Must possess U.S. Government security clearance
  • Skill sets - CPCM certification preferred
  • Must have expertise and full understanding of aerospace & defense contract terms and conditions

Contracts Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a contracts manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for contracts manager
  • The candidate should have extensive Government Contract administration, pricing, and negotiation experience
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in US (federal) Government contract and subcontract management
  • Leads negotiations of major proposals, including terms and conditions, requirements, price, schedule
  • Administers government sales contracts for military equipment and services commercial contracts
  • Review contracts submitted to the contracts administration alias, extract key metadata, enter metadata and upload contract documents into electronic contract management system
  • Create monthly reports of non-compliant items and distribute to Finance leadership
  • Drive continuous improvement of data accuracy (existing data) and spot potential data integrity issues/patterns
  • Ensure contract compliance and contract administration
  • Responsible for managing and motivating the Contracting team
  • Validate all invoices related to Specialty Pharmacy data fees for accuracy and approve/reject as appropriate
Qualifications for contracts manager
  • 2+ years of industry experience in Contracts / Outsourcing
  • Experience of contract management / administration based on FIDIC guidelines, for a complete project, is a must
  • Experience of working in commercial building complexes of multi million Sqft
  • Experience of working as a PMC (project management consultant) or EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) consultant though not a must would be preferred
  • Law or Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Business, or a related discipline coupled with 5+ years contract administration experience

Contracts Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a contracts manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for contracts manager
  • Manages and supports completion of the entire tender process (pre-qualification, proposal preparation, tender evaluation contract negotiations and administration) by providing guidance and reviews of direct reports work
  • Collaborate with management to ensure proper support in proposal preparation and contract negotiations
  • Collaborates with Division and project management to ensure proper support in proposal preparation, contract negotiations and administration
  • Proactively advise internal clients (program/business managers, finance, and sales) concerning contractual requirements
  • Responsible for day to day oversight and integrity for development, management and implementation and of standardized contracting processes across Qualchoice Health Plan Services
  • Responsible to identify gaps and risk issues as it relates to contracting processes
  • Requests amendments or modifications to contracts as required
  • Support of Compliance and Services such as maintaining all copies of live CEL agreements for MMS and maintain a coherent management of IP within MMS from the identification and protection of IP through to the development of exploitation models from the same
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate contractual records and files provide regular reports/briefs as required
  • Works closely with all stakeholders to track and monitor contractual and financial information
Qualifications for contracts manager
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally, think proactively, practically and be solution-oriented
  • Previous experience as an Attorney, Paralegal or Contract Specialist
  • Act as facilitator in internal and external meetings
  • Provides contract direction to internal functional areas
  • Responsible for correspondence with the customer regarding all contractual issues, and resolving open issues
  • Responsible for submittal and tracking of contract reports and data items

Contracts Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of contracts manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for contracts manager
  • Assist and support the work winning teams to ensure that we provide our customers with the best possible solutions and address their requirements, in clear and concise bid submissions
  • Have previous experience in project delivery
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively to manage client relationships
  • Hold membership of a relevant professional body, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE and also hold a valid CSCS Card
  • Bi-weekly presentation of SSER reports, quality management NHBC RI’s, and programme implications for all sites
  • Working cooperatively with a diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists and contracts staff, the ability to work with attorneys for external clients and subcontractors, risk managers, project managers, procurement and contracts staff, and others
  • Interact with both internal TELUS resources and customer contract management primes to ensure each party is adhering to their contractual obligations
  • Manage high volume buy and sell activities with a small quantity of large and strategic carriers
  • Prepare high quality matter briefing papers for management approval
  • Participates in aspects of new business proposals to include
Qualifications for contracts manager
  • Directs invoicing of contract data items and milestone billings
  • At least six years of combined experience in-house and/or with a national law firm
  • 5-7 years’ business or legal experience, preferably in the telecommunications or IT industry
  • 3+ years’ experience negotiating and working with customer and vendor contracts
  • Experience working in a B2B market is required
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction

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