Manager, Contracts Job Description

Manager, Contracts Job Description

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Manager, contracts provides support and expertise in actively managing partner relationships and ensuring adherence to federal regulations and sponsored research terms.

Manager, Contracts Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Executing agreements such as service agreements, master services agreements, and change and work orders
Negotiating and executing service and supply agreements with varying complexity
Negotiating terms with IT vendors engaged to provide services that minimize risks to the company
Preparing and negotiating Amendments to existing SOWs and MSAs
Preparing amendments for review by the company's Legal Counsel and working with vendors and Legal Counsel to negotiate and finalize these agreements
Reviewing vendor Work Orders for engagements for adherence to the company's contracting standards
Working with vendors to finalize Work Orders and sending finalized Work Orders through for execution
Conducting contract negotiations on terms and conditions of high-risk, complex, and potentially long-term agreements including the escalation of specific points of contention on issues to appropriate staff
Manage relationships with internal business partners
Presenting/interfacing to/with Senior Management

Manager, Contracts Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Manager, Contracts

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 Manager, Contracts

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the manager, contracts 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 Manager, Contracts

Desired skills for manager, contracts include:

Federal Acquisition Regulations
FAR
DFARS
Budgeting
Experienced in pre-award and closeout process for sponsored research
Federal circulars
Financial practices
Fund accounting
Governmental accounting standards board
Sponsored research process and procedures

Desired experience for manager, contracts includes:

Working independently and navigate multiple complex situations (contracts, change orders, issue escalation)
Providing advice to business partners and others within the company-related to signed agreements
Act as the liaison between the Service Provider and the internal corporate client
Serve as the liaison between the contractor attorney, regulatory support and Healthcare Compliance
Support research activities while driving the contracting process with suppliers from the initial Request for Proposal through bid analysis, negotiation of pricing and contract terms, through completion, including entry into a contract-tracking database
Manage the change order process, and may participate in cross-functional sourcing process

Manager, Contracts Examples

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Manager, Contracts Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manager, contracts. 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 manager, contracts
  • Maintain proactive Business Planning and Support to ensure that all financial requirements are satisfied
  • Liaison between Clinical Service Groups, Legal and Clinical Trial Teams for outsourced trials
  • Developing and sending Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Analyzing data and making recommendations
  • Stakeholder management and some supplier relationship management
  • Identify potential vendors
  • Negotiate budget and language for contract execution
  • Work closely with clinical teams in reviewing bids
  • Negotiate Clinical Trial Agreements
  • Ensure contract execution according to process and SOP
Qualifications for manager, contracts
  • Maintain database information as needed
  • Intervene, analyze, manage and resolve business conflicts
  • Participate in initiatives
  • Negotiate best possible rates for activities outsourced
  • Resolve PO mismatch and supplier data management
  • Ensure any required documentation for transactions is complete as required
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Manager, Contracts Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a manager, contracts. 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 manager, contracts
  • Assisting with new vendor financial due diligence activities
  • Assisting with data entry of consultant agreement HCP spend into Imagine system
  • Provide exemplary leadership to a team responsible for reading and understanding complex distribution agreements and accurately setting them up in the billing / accounting system
  • Identify and effectively communicate revenue accounting issues to Distribution Accounting in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure all contracts are setup for billing / accounting system in accordance with agreement provisions
  • Provide expert advice on IP aspects of corporate transactions including trade marks, copyright and patents, advising on general licensing matters
  • Train field services and senior management on guidelines, best practices, tools and processes including new program features, engagement processes and field empowerment
  • The ability to work cooperatively with diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, 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
  • Assist in maintain contracts database and alert clients to key contract dates
  • Manage various administrative processes, such as material distribution forms, contract management system applications, data entry and correspondence
Qualifications for manager, contracts
  • Ability to read and understand large complex agreements and apply knowledge to identify revenue accounting and billing/accounting system issues
  • Qualified accountant, preferably with University degree (BA/BS or equivalent)
  • Experience, preferably in the television media industry and in a dynamic, growing and fast paced environment
  • Ability to work to tight project deadlines and can adapt to differing demands
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field is preferred
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) status and National Contract Management Association (NCMA) membership are advantageous
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a manager, contracts. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for manager, contracts
  • Manage a variety of federal contracts from both the Civilian and Defense sectors Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and administration of major contracts
  • Review and evaluate terms and conditions and make recommendations for their revision and/or acceptance
  • Provide guidance and leadership to sales and BU Management in addressing a broad range of contract matters including financial and performance risk
  • Work closely with sales and management with the aim of devising contracting solutions to help them attain their business goals
  • Team with the Business Unit to manage contract disputes
  • Advise and interface with Senior Management on a broad range of commercial issues including terms and conditions, payment provisions, bid clarity and compliance issues
  • Possess and demonstrate a core competency in leading teams in the planning, authorization, and execution of negotiations in a responsive, professional, and business-like manner
  • Negotiating prime contracts with UK/overseas commercial customers and with UK Ministry of
  • Manages and integrates daily work activities of assigned employees to ensure compliance with corporate, contract and legal requirements
  • Work very closely with the Government or Prime customer contracts representatives
Qualifications for manager, contracts
  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in a related field
  • Successful candidate will be a self starter with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Minimum of 4 years’ professional work experience with at least 2 yrs
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience, including experience in contract review, negotiation and drafting
  • At least 8+ years of experience with complex commercial contracts in either a law firm or in-house setting
  • Experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting software contracts is preferred
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Manager, Contracts Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a manager, contracts. 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 manager, contracts
  • Demonstrate comprehensive and proficient understanding of orphan diseases and their treatment plans
  • Manage and lead multiple strategic cross-functional and cross-business projects with tight deadlines
  • Regularly contribute to the development of business strategy, new concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Manage and coordinate contract administration policies, procedures and methods
  • Advise management of contract obligations, deficiencies, commitments and performance and track for contract renewal notice dates
  • Recommend and draft contract language as appropriate for review and approval by Corporate legal
  • Maintain knowledge of current regulatory requirements influencing contractual development and administration
  • Prepare written responses to regulatory agencies and customers other standard legal communications
  • Of Goods and Site Services
  • Formal reporting, which includes
Qualifications for manager, contracts
  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to give constructive feedback to team members the ability to coach and motivate others
  • Excellent working knowledge of contract law, concepts, and policies and procedures related to contract management, knowledge of project management principles
  • Personal qualities that include the ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines
  • Responsible for contract negotiations of new awards, and associated change orders
  • Acts as Gichner Shelter Systems agent in signing contracts
  • Responsible for the management of complex contract/subcontracts from award through closing
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a manager, contracts. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manager, contracts
  • Supports activities related to proposals, engineering change notices and proposals or other contract modifications
  • Prepares and disseminates information to the appropriate business unit regarding contract status, modification, deviations, negotiations, terminations, and close out activities
  • Assist internal clients in developing negotiation and risk mitigation strategies as part of proposal preparation and during contract execution for complex IT contracts
  • Maintain close working relationships with Business Unit leadership team, sales and delivery managers, internal Legal Counsel other internal core services groups necessary to achieve comprehensive review and risk assessment (security, tax, insurance)
  • Claims management for contractual delays, disputes
  • Maintaining in-depth familiarity with the details of assigned contracts
  • Prepare, edit and negotiate all contracts, amendments, change orders, addendums, renewals, correspondence and other legal documents as needed
  • Gather data, monitor and manage contract status, summaries and reports
  • Manage project delivery of multiple projects, ensuring sign-off and delivery of projects to satisfy targets and expectations
  • Ensure the proactive management of client relationships during delivery to ensure expectations are achieved, including, changes to deliverables, client change and decision making
Qualifications for manager, contracts
  • Responsible for contract close-out
  • Initiates warranties and claims investigation
  • 6+ years of experience in negotiating sales, professional services and related contracts
  • Industry experience in contract management or sales operations roles at a technology firm
  • Experience drafting, redlining and negotiating contracts for customers in North America
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, facilitating clear and open communication at all levels of the organization

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