Top Contracts Executive directs and develops an organization's contracts administration function. Collaborates with legal team to ensure the preparation of proposals, negotiation processes, and contract administration follow company policies and adhere to legal requirements. Being a Top Contracts Executive directs the development of policies and processes that govern the contract administration staff and provide guidance on contract terms and the assessment of contract proposals. Utilizes expert knowledge of the contract life cycle, types of contracts, and applicable government regulations to lead and develop strategies for negotiation of complex or high-value contracts to meet business objectives. Additionally, Top Contracts Executive typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Sometimes requires certification like the NCMA Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM). Typically reports to senior management. The Top Contracts Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top Contracts Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.