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Contract Manager (m/f/d)

Contract manager: administration and optimisation of contract management in companies

Professional contract management can be the key to success for any medium-sized and large company nowadays. Because legally contracts are often the basis for all sales and costs. This is where both opportunities and risks can be found. This is precisely where contract managers come in. They control and process business dealings in accordance with the highest of standards, and monitor the entire route that a contract takes. From tender to contract negotiations and formulation to the controlling of proper compliance. Particular attention is paid to getting rid of unclear or ambiguous clauses, and correcting them.

Contract managers negotiate contract details in the interests of the company, and have a decisive influence on the company’s success. They check, accompany, formulate and manage the content of contracts in accordance with the rules. They maintain an overview of deadlines and terms, make use of potential and minimise risks.

More and more large and medium-sized companies are employing lawyers with a business background to review and draft contracts. Numerous future-oriented job opportunities with good career prospects are available in areas from finance to IT.

CONTRACT MANAGER

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As a contract manager, you will work on a combination of legal and economic aspects. Particularly your contract law expertise is required. As a contract manager, you can directly influence the success of your company, and keep a close eye on deadlines and contents.

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Are you looking for a contract manager? (m/f/d)

Compliant drafting and handling of contracts is extremely important to you as a large or medium-sized company. Contents and deadlines can also mean opportunities and risks for you. You can contractually implement and record the interests of your company using contract management.

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Are you looking for an exciting contract management project?

As an interim contract manager, you will not only be bringing in legal and economic expertise, but also your experience from previous contract management projects. With every new project, you will be checking, advising and managing contracts in a wide range of subject areas and expanding your profile as a contract manager.

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How does Hays find contract managers?

When we are looking for skilled contract managers, we work in accordance with our innovative "Find & Engage" concept for personnel recruitment. This helps us to find the perfect person for every contract management job. Once companies have set up their vacancies and applicants with us, we carry out an in-depth analysis of the data. When we are happy with the applicant profile, we compare the profile data with the company data. Once a suitable profile has been sent to a company, a professional exchange takes place between the applicants and the company. As soon as the company has found a suitable applicant who is interested in the company, the final relevant framework conditions are agreed with Hays. The applicants are then employed, either directly by the customer or on a contract basis via Hays.

A contract manager works out the contents of contracts, and negotiates details on behalf of their company or customer. He/she is responsible for the organization, formulation and legally sound drafting of contracts. At the same time, he/she keeps an eye on deadlines, defines terms and guarantees that everyone concerned has access to the contracts at all times. Successful contract management utilises all of the potential of a contract, and minimises possible risks at the same time

A contract manager works out the contents of contracts, and negotiates details on behalf of their company or customer. He/she is responsible for the organization, formulation and legally sound drafting of contracts. At the same time, he/she keeps an eye on deadlines, defines terms and guarantees that everyone concerned has access to the contracts at all times. Successful contract management utilises all of the potential of a contract, and minimises possible risks at the same time


Contract managers generally learn new industry-specific skills as they go along in order to build up expertise in their chosen specialist area. In order to be successful at the job, they should also have the following hard and soft skills:

  • Legal training
  • Up-to-date knowledge of contract law
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Communication talent
  • Confident manner
  • Consulting skills

Contract managers generally learn new industry-specific skills as they go along in order to build up expertise in their chosen specialist area. In order to be successful at the job, they should also have the following hard and soft skills:

  • Legal training
  • Up-to-date knowledge of contract law
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Communication talent
  • Confident manner
  • Consulting skills

The legal departments of an increasing number of large and medium-sized companies are employing their own lawyers, who deal exclusively with drafting and reviewing contracts as contract managers,. The contract manager ensures that the contracts are watertight, legally correct and that company guidelines are adhered to. The contract manager profession is future-oriented, and has good career prospects in numerous industries. There are a wide range of possible uses for contract management, from finance to the IT area.

The legal departments of an increasing number of large and medium-sized companies are employing their own lawyers, who deal exclusively with drafting and reviewing contracts as contract managers,. The contract manager ensures that the contracts are watertight, legally correct and that company guidelines are adhered to. The contract manager profession is future-oriented, and has good career prospects in numerous industries. There are a wide range of possible uses for contract management, from finance to the IT area.


A contract manager’s salary depends on several factors. It depends on the duration of his/her activity, the size of the company, and also whether he/she works in the private sector or in a law firm. The average annual starting salary is about EUR 50,000, and can increase to more than EUR 120,000.

A contract manager’s salary depends on several factors. It depends on the duration of his/her activity, the size of the company, and also whether he/she works in the private sector or in a law firm. The average annual starting salary is about EUR 50,000, and can increase to more than EUR 120,000.


As a contract manager, you will be working in a demanding, responsible position with complex tasks. You will work out contracts, discover any pitfalls and ensure that contracts are drawn up in a transparent way. Hays offers you the possibility of permanent employment, vacancies in contracting and also temporary employment.

The relevant types of contract:

  • Permanent employment
  • Freelance work
  • Temporary employment
  • Workforce Management

As a contract manager, you will be working in a demanding, responsible position with complex tasks. You will work out contracts, discover any pitfalls and ensure that contracts are drawn up in a transparent way. Hays offers you the possibility of permanent employment, vacancies in contracting and also temporary employment.

The relevant types of contract:

  • Permanent employment
  • Freelance work
  • Temporary employment
  • Workforce Management

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