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Contract Administrator Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Contract Administrator job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Project Planning
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Access
  • Strategic Planning
  • Contract Management
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • AutoCAD
  • Business Strategy
  • Project Engineering
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • SAP Products
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Project Estimation
  • Cost Management
  • Subcontracting
  • Cost Reporting
  • Contractors
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Control
  • Project Control
  • Contracts Administrators
  • Commercial Management
  • Quantity Surveying
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Resume Skills: Contract Management

  • Project Management (PMP)
  • Risk Management
  • Resource Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Law
  • Contractual Risk
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Lifecycle Management

Resume Skills: Contract Management Tools

  • DCMA Contract Management System
  • Oracle Contract Lifecycle Management
  • SAP Ariba
  • Icertis
  • Zycus
  • IBM Emptoris
  • DCMA Contract Management
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Resume Skills: Contractual Language & Laws

  • US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • International Contract Laws

Resume Skills: Miscellaneous Technical

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Project Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Negotiation Strategy
  • Vendor Management
  • Procurement Strategy

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Resume Skills: Contracting Tools

  • AITAS
  • Zycus
  • Concord
  • ContractSafe
  • GEP SMART

Resume Skills: Legal Software

  • Clio
  • MyCase
  • PracticePanther Legal
  • TimeSolv
  • Lexicata

Resume Skills: Software

  • MS Office
  • Salesforce
  • SAP ERP
  • SAP
  • Ariba
  • Oracle
  • JAGGAER
  • Coupa
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Resume Skills: Procurement Tools

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Coupa
  • Advanced Excel
  • JDA Demand Planning
  • Ariba

Resume Skills: Compliance & Regulatory

  • GAAP
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Business Ethics

Resume Skills: Procurement

  • Vendor Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Purchasing
  • Supplier Negotiation
  • Compliance Management

Resume Skills: Project Management

  • Risk Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Management
  • Procurement Planning
  • Contract Closeout
  • Time Management

Resume Skills: General Management Tools

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Google Suite (Docs, Sheers, Slides)
  • Salesforce

Resume Skills: Regulatory Compliance Knowledge

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • ITAR Compliance

Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Auditing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Management
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Sample Contract Administrator Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Contract Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded December 2018 - Present
Senior Contract Administrator
Initiated, reviewed, and finalized 20+ high-value contracts, capturing $10M in annual revenues
Applied strategic planning to streamline procurement, reducing costs by 10%
Leveraged Microsoft Project to track and expedite contract development, improving timeliness by 20%
Managed cross-functional teams to expedite project completion, increasing productivity by 15%
Implemented SAP products to optimize the management of 500+ multi-vendor contracts
Exxon Mobil January 2016 - November 2018
Contract Supervisor
Negotiated contract terms with clients, leading to cost savings of $2M
Monitored contract implementation, ensuring compliance with regulations and contributing to an overall project cost management
Enforced strict subcontracting rules to reduce project risks, resulting in 50+ successful projects and 100% on-time and under budget delivery
Coached.com March 2013 - December 2015
Contract Specialist
Facilitated project planning, leading to completion of construction projects 2 months ahead of schedule
Engaged in project estimation, achieving 98% accuracy compared to actual results
Utilized AutoCAD software to create visual presentations for complex contract details, leading to better client comprehension and faster decision making
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Contract Management
Specialization in Advanced Contract Negotiation Strategies
Resume Worded Institute April 2013
Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
Acquired skills for contracts preparation and successful management
SKILLS
Contract Management: Contract Negotiation, Contract Administration, Contract Law, Contractual Risk, Commercial Contracts, Contract Lifecycle Management
Software: SAP, Ariba, Oracle, JAGGAER, Coupa, Microsoft Office Suite
Procurement: Vendor Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Strategies, Purchasing, Supplier Negotiation, Compliance Management
Project Management: Risk Analysis, Budgeting, Cost Management, Procurement Planning, Contract Closeout, Time Management
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM - 2017), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM - 2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Project Management Institute (Board Member and Contract Management Subcommittee Chair), Resume Worded Pro Bono Consulting
Awards: Exxon Mobil Excellence in Contract Management (2017, 2018), Resume Worded Dedicated Service Award (2020)
Courses: NEC3: Engineering & Construction Contract (ECC), Understanding and Implementing ISO 37001- Anti-Bribery Management System
Your Name
Contracts Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Contracts Manager
Led a team to establish annual contract negotiation strategies; achieved 20% cost reduction
Managed mid- and high-level business strategy for contract development, contributing to a 30% increase in new business
Evolved key metrics to analyze contract performance, driving 15% improvement in profitability
Oversaw the transformation of procurement tools migrating to SAP products, reducing order processing errors by 60%
Maximized project engineering methods to save 200+ hours on contract completion processes
General Electric April 2015 - May 2018
Lead Contract Analyst
Wielded advanced project management skills to oversee contracts, cutting project lead times by 1.5 months
Spearheaded negotiations for contract renegotiations, leading to an increase in profit margins by 8%
Implemented Microsoft Access for contract database management, improving retrieval time by 50%
Coached.com February 2012 - March 2015
Contract Associate
Introduced mining construction project estimations that came within 2% of actual costs
Enhanced the process of contract negotiation, saving the company $3 million annually
Leveraged proficient AutoCAD techniques to engineer blueprint details, which improved understanding amongst clients and contributed to a 30% rise in retention
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University April 2018
Master of Business Administration
Specialization in Contractual Law
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2015
Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
One of the top 10 performers in the batch
SKILLS
Contracting Tools: AITAS, Zycus, Concord, ContractSafe, GEP SMART
Legal Software: Clio, MyCase, PracticePanther Legal, TimeSolv, Lexicata
Management Methodologies: Project Management (PMP), Risk Management, Resource Management
Software: MS Office (Expert), Salesforce (Intermediate), SAP ERP (Advanced)
OTHER
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
Professional Services: American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA) - Executive Committee Member
Volunteering: Pro-bono legal consulting for non-profit organizations
Projects: Developed standardized contract templates to streamline contract management process
Your Name
Procurement Officer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com July 2018 - Present
Senior Procurement Officer
Managed procurement process for all technology and service contracts for the company, leading to a 20% reduction in costs
Optimized procurement procedures using Microsoft Project, decreasing process time by 3-5 days
Facilitated end-to-end procurement strategy, improving the overall efficiency by 25%
Led negotiations with suppliers to secure cost-effective contracts, result in estimated annual savings of $1.2M
Provided quality customer service to internal and external stakeholders, boosting satisfaction rates by 40% amid procurement processes
Home Depot February 2014 - June 2018
Procurement Specialist
Managed a $20M portfolio of vendor contracts, ensuring timely delivery of materials and services
Applied project planning techniques, drastically reducing lead time in procurement cycles by 17%
Negotiated and procured high-quality materials for construction projects, resulting in notable project cost management and 15% savings
Resume Worded July 2011 - January 2014
Procurement Associate
Assessed vendor capabilities, significantly improving selection criteria by integrating a measurement of vendor performance
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to manage complex procurement projects, leading to 100% successful completion within budget
Streamlined purchase orders using SAP products, leading to a 75% reduction in processing time and a sharp 30% reduction in errors
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2018
Master of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
Concentration in Contract Management and Negotiation
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Business Administration - Procurement
Minor in Logistic Management
Awards: Dean's List 2011 (Top 20%)
SKILLS
Procurement Tools: SAP, Oracle, Coupa, Advanced Excel, JDA Demand Planning, Ariba
Negotiation & Contract Management: Strategic Sourcing, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Relationship Management, Financial Analysis, Risk Management
Compliance & Regulatory: GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Business Ethics
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from Institute for Supply Management, NAPCP Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Local Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors), Procurement Professionals Networking Group (Mentor)
Conferences & Seminars: SAP Ariba Live 2019, Annual Global Procurement Conference
Professional Associations: Member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Member of National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals (NAPCP)
Your Name
Subcontract Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Senior Subcontract Administrator
Streamlined the procurement process via FAR-compliant standardization, leading to 23% increased efficiency in subcontract management.
Successfully upgraded company's CPSR system to ensure smooth audits and compliance in government subcontracting activities, avoiding penalties.
Led 7-person team in administering $35M in annual subcontracts while maintaining accord with U.S. Department of Defense standards.
Implemented advanced project planning strategies to manage subcontracts lifecycle, resulting in 15% reduction in delivery delays.
Spearheaded proposal writing effort that witnessed a 30% higher acceptance rate, attributing to $10M in additional revenue for the company.
Lockheed Martin May 2015 - February 2019
Subcontract Administrator Leader
Personified the role of company's go-to Subcontractor expert, overseeing $25M in subcontracts annually, with a perfect punctuality record.
Pioneered risk management procedure incorporating Earned Value Management, culminating in 20% reduced contractors’ risks.
Facilitated negotiation of contract terms, mitigating risks and ensuring fulfilment of mutual expectations of both parties, saving 10% cost overruns.
Northrop Grumman January 2013 - April 2015
Assistant Subcontract Administrator
Participated in Subcontracting initiative that brought structure and coherency to our Supply Chain Management, reducing materials procurement time by 35%.
Assisted in adherence to Defense and Government regulations, passing all audits with no findings.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
Focus on specialized procurement and contracting strategies
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2012
Bachelor of Science - Economics
Minor in Business Administration
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
SKILLS
Contract Management Software: JAGGAER, SAP Ariba, ContractWorks, Contract Insight, CobbleStone, Zycus
Spreadsheet & Database: Microsoft Excel, SQL, Microsoft Access, IBM Notes, Oracle
Project Management Software: Asana, Trello, Jira, Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, Basecamp
Communication & Collaboration Tools: Slack, Microsoft Teams, ZOOM, Google Workspace, Outlook
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) -2022, Certified International Contracts Manager (CICM) - 2021
Awards: Resume Worded Employee of the Quarter - Q3 2021, Lockheed Martin Star Award - 2018
Volunteering Experience: Mentor - Resume Worded Next Generation Initiative, Volunteer - Local Food Bank (2019-present)
Professional Associations: Member, National Contract Management Association (NCMA) (2016-present)
Your Name
Subcontract Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com January 2020 - Present
Senior Subcontract Manager
Developed a procurement plan that improved Government Contracting processes, leading to a 35% reduction in procurement cycle time.
Managed a multidisciplinary team of 10 in handling subcontracts worth $50M annually while meeting aerospace industry standards.
Integrated Earned Value Management principles into tracking subcontractor performance, resulting in 25% improvement in contract fulfilment rate.
Spearheaded proposal writing efforts, contributing to $15M additional revenue due to 40% higher acceptance rates.
Raytheon Technologies August 2016 - December 2019
Subcontract Management Specialist
Revamped legacy CPSR protocols, securing a 100% clean audit report for our subcontracting practices.
Negotiated and managed a diverse range of subcontracts, ensuring compliance with FAR, saving 10% in possible non-compliance penalties.
Boeing June 2014 - July 2016
Procurement Specialist
Implemented innovative project planning methodologies that reduced subcontract delivery delays by 20%.
Assisted in maintaining adherence to U.S. Department of Defense and Aerospace rules, passing all audits with no findings.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute February 2020
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Certification developed by Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
Concentration in Procurement and Contract Management
Awarded Scholarship for Notable Performance
SKILLS
Contract Management Softwares: SAP, Oracle, Ariba, Microsoft Excel pivot tables, advanced vlookup
Risk Management: Supplier Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Financial Risk Management
Skills and Techniques: Pricing Negotiation, Vendor Assessment, Cost Reduction Strategies, Compliance Procedures, Global Sourcing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Mandarin (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from APICS (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chairman, Supply Chain Committee, Professional Organization of Subcontract Managers (2017-2020)
Awards: Recipient of 'Leadership Excellence' Award, Raytheon Technologies (2018)
Professional Training: Completed focused training on 'Lean Six Sigma & Quality Management' (2019)
Your Name
Procurement Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Procurement Specialist
Overhauled standard Subcontracts Management systems, resulting in 25% efficiency boost in Government Procurement processes.
Orchestrated the administration of $30M annual subcontracts, adhering to the strict U.S. Department of Defense guidelines.
General Dynamics July 2014 - February 2018
Procurement Officer
Managed negotiation of contract terms, ensuring mutual expectations of stakeholders and reducing the cost overruns by 15%.
Promoted the use of advanced project planning strategies resulting in a 20% reduction in delivery delays.
Alamu International Corp. February 2012 - June 2014
Junior Procurement Officer
Maintained adherence to rules of Department of Defense and Government rules, achieving a 100% clean audit history.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University February 2018
Master of Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Specialization in Procurement, Received 'Top Student' Award
Resume Worded Academic Center October 2011
Certified Professional in Supply Management
Certification issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Completed while working Part-time at Alamu International Corp.
SKILLS
Procurement Tools: Ariba Procure-to-Pay (P2P), SAP Material Management (MM), Oracle Procurement, Coupa Procurement, PurchaseControl
Supply Chain Management: Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Demand Planning, Logistics Management, Supply Network Planning (SNP), Distribution Resource Planning (DRP)
Financial Analysis: Cost Analysis, Budgeting, MS Excel (Proficient), Financial Forecasting, Financial Modelling
Software: MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Email Clients: Outlook, GMail
OTHER
Certifications: Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) - APICS
Leadership & Volunteering: Purchasing Management Association (Board Member and Chair)
Awards: Recipient, 'Best Procurement Officer' by General Dynamics, 2017
Projects: Developed and implemented a procurement strategy leading to 15% reduction in annual procurement costs at Resume Worded

How do I add skills to a Contract Administrator resume?

1
Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Contract Administrator posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Project Planning, Project Management and Contract Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

2
Add industry skills like Microsoft Project and Strategic Planning.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Engineering, Microsoft Access and Mining - into your resume if they're relevant.

3
Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Business Strategy, Management and SAP Products - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

4
Show your ability to multitask.

Since you're going to be interfacing with different teams and people, Contract Administrator hiring managers expect you to be able to multitask, so it's a good idea to emphasize this skillset in your resume.

5
Emphasize your administrative skills.

Recruiters look for administrative skills on your Contract Administrator, so highlight your experience with key administrative functions, like organizing workshops or communicating with customers and employees.

6
Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Contract Administrator, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Contract Administrator Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Contract Administrator job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Contract Administrator Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Contract Administrator Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Contract Administrator job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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What skills should you put on a Contract Administrator resume?

On top Contract Administrator resumes, skills like Project Planning, Engineering, Project Management, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, Strategic Planning, Contract Management and Mining appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Contracts Administrators, Management, SAP Products, Subcontracting and Business Strategy can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

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