Contracts Administration Manager prepares proposals, negotiates contracts, and administers commercial and government contracts in accordance with company policies and legal requirements. Manages contract administration staff and provides guidance on complex contracts. Being a Contracts Administration Manager requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director or top management. The Contracts Administration Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Contracts Administration Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.