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Working As A Contracts Administration Manager

  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $155,135

    Average Salary

What Does A Contracts Administration Manager Do

Purchasing managers plan, direct, and coordinate the buying of materials, products, or services for wholesalers, retailers, or organizations. They oversee the work of procurement-related occupations including buyers and purchasing agents.

Duties

Purchasing managers typically do the following:

  • Coordinate the activities of buyers and purchasing agents engaged in buying materials, equipment, or supplies for the organization
  • Supervise, hire, and train staff
  • Evaluate potential suppliers on the basis of price, quality, and speed of delivery
  • Interview vendors and visit suppliers’ plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices
  • Attend meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new industry trends and make contacts with suppliers
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices
  • Negotiate contracts on behalf of their organization
  • Work out agreements with suppliers, such as when products will be delivered
  • Meet with staff and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Ensure that vendors and suppliers comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and, if they don’t, determine the need for changes

Purchasing managers plan and coordinate the work of buyers and purchasing agents and hire and train new staff.

Purchasing managers, sometimes known as contract managers, are also responsible for developing their organization’s procurement policies and procedures. These policies help ensure that procurement professionals are meeting ethical standards to avoid potential conflicts of interest or inappropriate supplier and customer relations.

Besides establishing procurement standards, purchasing managers set guidelines on how often their department will get price quotes for items, how many bids to accept, and which vendors to consider.

In addition to carrying out their managerial and administrative responsibilities, purchasing managers buy goods and services for their organization or institution. Like buyers and purchasing agents, purchasing managers negotiate contracts and consider price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support when identifying and choosing suppliers and merchandise. Their negotiations and contracts are typically more complex than those carried out by buyers and purchasing agents.

Purchasing managers must study their organization’s sales records and inventory levels of current stock, identify foreign and domestic suppliers, and keep up to date with changes affecting both the supply of, and demand for, products and materials.

Purchasing managers use many resources to find out all they can about potential suppliers. They attend meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new industry trends and to make contacts with suppliers.

Before signing a contract and placing an order, purchasing managers must make certain that the supplier can deliver the desired goods or services on time, in the correct quantities, and without sacrificing quality. Purchasing managers monitor the terms of the contracts in order to ensure that the supplier is complying with its terms and conditions and resolve any supplier-related issues that arise.

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How To Become A Contracts Administration Manager

Purchasing managers need a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a buyer or purchasing agent.

Education

Purchasing managers usually have at least a bachelor’s degree and some work experience in procurement. A master’s degree may be required for advancement to some top-level purchasing manager jobs.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Purchasing managers typically must have at least 5 years of experience as a buyer or purchasing agent. At the top levels, purchasing manager duties may overlap with other management functions, such as production, planning, logistics, and marketing.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are several certifications available for purchasing managers and others employed in a procurement-related field. Although some employers require certification, many do not.

Most of the certifications involve oral or written exams and have education and work experience requirements.

The Institute for Supply Management offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) credential, which covers a wide scope of purchasing professional duties. To receive the CPSM credential, candidates must pass three exams and possess at least 3 years of relevant work experience for those with a bachelor’s degree or 5 years of relevant work experience for those without a bachelor’s degree.

The American Purchasing Society offers the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) and the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) credentials. Certification is valid for 5 years. Candidates must earn a certain number of professional development “points” to renew their certification. Candidates initially become eligible, and can renew their certification, through a combination of purchasing-related experience, education, and professional contributions (such as articles published or speeches delivered).

APICS, founded as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, offers the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. Applicants must have 3 years of related business experience or a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for the CSCP credential, which is valid for 5 years. Candidates must also earn a certain number of professional development points to renew their certification.

The Next Level Purchasing Association offers the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) certification. Although there are no education or work experience requirements, applicants must complete six online courses and pass an SPSM exam. Certification is valid for 4 years. Candidates must complete 32 continuing education hours in procurement-related topics to recertify for an additional 4-year period.

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) offers two certifications for workers in federal, state, and local government. The Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential requires applicants to have earned at least an associate’s degree, to have at least 3 years of public procurement experience, and to complete relevant training courses. The Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) requires applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree, to have at least 5 years of public procurement experience, and to complete additional training courses.

Those with the CPPB or the CPPO designation must renew their certification every 5 years by completing continuing education courses or attending procurement-related conferences or events.

The National Institute of Government Purchasing’s (NIGP’s) Institute for Public Procurement offers preparation courses for the UPPCC certification exams.

Advancement

An experienced and qualified purchasing manager may advance to become the chief procurement officer for a business or organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. When evaluating suppliers, purchasing managers must analyze their options and choose a supplier with the best combination of price, quality, delivery, service, or other criteria. 

Decisionmaking skills. Purchasing managers must have the ability to make informed and timely decisions, choosing products that they think will sell. 

Math skills. Purchasing managers must possess basic math skills. They must be able to compare prices from different suppliers to ensure that their organization is getting the best deal. 

Negotiating skills. Purchasing managers often must negotiate the terms of a contract with a supplier. Interpersonal skills and self-confidence, in addition to knowledge of the product, can help lead to successful negotiation.

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Contracts Administration Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

55.8%

Male

41.7%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.8%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.4%

French

10.8%

Japanese

8.1%

German

5.4%

Russian

5.4%

Portuguese

2.7%

Dutch

2.7%

Turkish

2.7%

Lithuanian

2.7%

Amharic

2.7%

Korean

2.7%

Italian

2.7%
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Contracts Administration Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.6%

Villanova University

9.5%

University of Southern California

6.0%

George Washington University

5.2%

Strayer University

5.2%

Walden University

4.3%

Florida State University

4.3%

Northeastern University

4.3%

University of New Mexico

4.3%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.4%

Temple University

3.4%

Sierra College

3.4%

Webster University

3.4%

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

3.4%

University of Texas at Austin

3.4%

University of Houston

3.4%

University of Kansas

3.4%

University of California - Irvine

2.6%

University of Scranton

2.6%

University of California - Los Angeles

2.6%
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Majors

Business

43.5%

Law

9.9%

Management

5.8%

Accounting

5.0%

Political Science

4.2%

Legal Support Services

4.0%

Project Management

3.4%

Finance

3.4%

Education

2.4%

Marketing

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.0%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%

Economics

1.6%

English

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Computer Science

1.4%

Elementary Education

1.4%

Public Administration

1.4%

Civil Engineering

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.3%

Masters

25.0%

Other

18.4%

Doctorate

7.9%

Certificate

7.4%

Associate

5.9%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.4%
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Real Contracts Administration Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Site Contracts Administrator/Project Manager NES Global, LLC Everglades, FL Feb 06, 2016 $140,000
Site Contracts Administrator/Project Manager NES Global, LLC Everglades, FL Jun 02, 2015 $140,000
Site Contracts Administrator/Project Manager NES Global, LLC Everglades, FL Sep 19, 2014 $134,000
Sites Contracts Administrator/Project Manager NES Global, LLC West Palm Beach, FL Apr 08, 2014 $134,000
Site Contracts Administrator/Project Manager NES Global, LLC Cocoa, FL Jul 18, 2013 $133,176
Site Contracts Administrator/Project Manager NES Global, LLC Cocoa, FL Mar 05, 2012 $133,176
Financial Contract Administrator Manager Montefiore Medical Center Yonkers, NY May 21, 2012 $133,000
Contracts Administration Manager SBM Offshore USA, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 12, 2014 $121,439
Manager, Contract Administration Haemonetics Corporation Braintree Town, MA Jan 02, 2014 $105,082 -
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Contracts Administration Manager Management Systems International Washington, DC Jan 03, 2012 $92,000
Employee Administration/Contracts Manager Lloyds & Marker Professional Services, Inc. Monroe, NJ Jan 13, 2013 $80,000

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Top Skills for A Contracts Administration Manager

  1. Contract Negotiations
  2. Proposals
  3. Compliance
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  • Team was responsible for contract negotiations and administration of international and domestic contracts that were either commercial or government.
  • Make proposals to executive management for improvements to contracts process and manage cross-functional teams to review suggestions and implement improvements.
  • Provided contract administration; analyzed contractual agreements to assure compliance with customer, contractor and corporate obligations/requirements.
  • Participated in training and development of team members on implementation of process and procedures and change management.
  • Approved customer purchase order ensuring that contractual obligations were met.

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