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The position of contracts manager holds responsibility for contracts and ongoing relationships with suppliers of materials or services to a company or organisation as well as the management and supervision of a contract team and the delegating of tasks accordingly. Financial budget supervision and ensuring the cost-effectiveness and value for money of contracts are other key tasks
Applicants for this position should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers. They also need to be able to research and keep up with changing market trends as well as working as part of a team
The average salary for this role is £40,000 per year. It is essential for applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and to have previous experience in managing financial matters. An excellent understanding of the company’s core industry and competence in the use of computer office software is also important.


Contracts Managers work closely with and support Contracts Directors. They sometimes handle the direct management of Contract staff and they delegate assignments. They also assist marketing and sales teams, often giving them guidance and support. These professionals oversee contracts and forms, revising and ensuring all verbiage and statements are correct.
A Contracts Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
•  Liaising with customers
• Preparing monthly reports
• Negotiating contracts
•  Managing tenders
•  Monitoring changes or developments within the industry
•  Evaluating customer needs
•  Training staff
•  Conducting employee appraisals


• Information technology
• Being technically proficient
• Handling internal work relationships
• Networking
• Communication
• Prioritising and working independently
• Organisation and planning
• People management and staff supervision
• Being confident, professional and flexible
• Being a team player
• Being energetic and able to handle stress


Contracts Managers may have a Bachelors Degree in Business and other related areas. As in any profession professionals who possess a Masters Degree or other advanced certifications have a better chance in gaining job opportunities. Other acceptable certifications for this position include a TEC, HNC or HND.

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