- The Contract Manager is responsible for managing all contracts DOUS is negotiating and entering. Contract Managers need to be knowledgeable about the details and benefits of contracts, as well as potential disadvantages.
- The Contract Manager will work closely with the relevant project managers helping to manage the projects from legal/contractual perspective.
- The Contract Manager will also advise and support the President and Director of DO-US on legal/contractual matters with respect to corporate issues for the business entity.
- A bachelor’s degree in business is a necessity. A master’s degree in business administration would be preferred but not a deal breaker. The company may want to require a continued education program for certification by the National Contract Management Association.
- An ideal candidate for the Contract Manager position would be someone with several years of experience actively negotiating contracts, though experience in related positions can suffice. For entry-level positions, general management or administration experience coupled with a business school education focused on contract negotiation would be helpful but not essential.
- Knowledge of construction contracts and general understanding of corporate law is preferred. An effective Contract Manager brings numerous skills and qualifications to the job.
The following skills are necessary for the position:
- Effective communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
- Exceptional attention to detail, and talent for accuracy and precision
- Deep understanding of contracts, contract governance, contractual language and the contract
- Critical thinking skills and the ability to research and understand legal and financial implications
- Superior reading, writing and language skills
- Excellent understanding of the business or industry, its services, customers, and providers
- Stakeholder management (incl. suppliers and subcontractors)
- Claims and variation management
- Writing, evaluating, negotiating, and executing various contracts covering a range of transactions
- Creating and maintaining relationships with suppliers and customers
- Maintaining correspondence and documentation related to contracts
- Communicating and presenting information to stakeholders regarding contracts
- Monitoring contracts and moving forward with close-out, extension, or renewal of contracts
• Problem-solving contract-related issues