What is a Contracts Manager?
The role of a Contracts Manager is to manage contracts that relate to building projects. As part of this a Contracts Manager will study the legalities of the contract and negotiate the contracts with clients and suppliers. After the successful negotiation of a contract a Contracts Manager will draw up legal documents, which outlines terms of the service and the deliverables.
Key skills to be successful as a Contracts Manager will include:
Understanding legal documentation
Strong maths and IT
Good verbal communication
What are the typical daily duties for a Contracts Manager?
From employer to employer the job description of a Contracts Manager can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
Agreeing budgets and timescales with the clients
Preparing tenders and commercial bids to help bring in new business
Meet with clients to discuss requirements
Produce plans and estimate budgets and timescales
Discussing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating the terms of business contracts
Manage schedules and budgets for projects
Develop and present project proposals
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