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. Description: 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