Contract Manager

Contract Manager Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Contract Manager 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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  • Contract Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Procurement
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  • Project Estimation
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  • Project Planning
  • Project Control
  • Microsoft Project
  • Contractual Agreements
  • Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • EPC
  • Primavera P6
  • Claims Management
  • Contract Law
  • Project Management
  • Process Management
  • Change Management
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  • Management
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  • Management Consulting
  • Government
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Resume Skills: Software

  • Mavenlink
  • Microsoft Project
  • Salesforce
  • Jira
  • Adobe Sign
  • DocuSign
  • Slack
  • AutoCAD
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Outlook
  • SQL
  • Tableau
  • MS Office Suite
  • Contract Management software (Onit, SAP)
  • CRM Systems (Hubspot, SalesForce)
  • ERP Software
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, Mint)
  • Google Workspace
  • Dockit SharePoint
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Resume Skills: Contract Management Tools

  • Ariba Contracts Management
  • SAP Contract Lifecycle Management
  • DocuSign
  • SpringCM
  • Coupa
  • ContractSafe
  • Agiloft
  • SAP Ariba
  • Concord
  • CobbleStone
  • Outlaw
  • ContractWorks
  • Juro
  • DCMA Contract Management
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Ariba
  • SAP
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Resume Skills: Language

Resume Skills: Contract Management

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Vendor Management
  • Contract Auditing
  • Compliance
  • Contract Law
  • Supplier Management
  • Contract Preparation
  • Risk Management Analysis
  • Post-Award Contract Management
  • Reporting
  • Pre-Award Contract Management
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Resume Skills: Financial Analysis

Resume Skills: Risk Analysis

Resume Skills: Frameworks

Resume Skills: Project Management Tools

Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Risk Management
  • Cost Optimization
  • Performance Metrics
  • Return on Investment Analysis
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Auditing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Management
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Resume Skills: Legal Research

Resume Skills: Regulations

Resume Skills: Compliance Software

Resume Skills: General Management Tools

Resume Skills: Regulatory Compliance Knowledge

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Your Name
Contract Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Senior Contract Specialist
Negotiated and managed over 50 high-valued construction contracts resulting in 20% cost savings annually
Implemented dispute resolution processes, reducing litigation rates by 30%
Used Project Planning tools to monitor contract performance and ensure key milestone goals were met
Lockheed Martin June 2022 - Present
Senior Contract Manager
Negotiated complex contracts valued at over $100M, leveraging meticulous attention to detail and strategic negotiation skills to drive a 20% savings annually
Implemented robust compliance framework ensuring adherence to state, federal and international contracting laws, reducing litigation cases by 30%
Developed key training programs for junior Contract Managers, increasing department efficiency by 40% over 6 months
Led team deployment of an advanced Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system, thus streamlining contract processes by 50%
Achieved a 95% client retention rate through proactive contract renewal efforts, mitigating risk of revenue loss
Johnson & Johnson May 2016 - December 2018
Contract Administrator
Oversaw contract development and administration leading to 15% increase in efficiency
Streamlined procurement processes, reducing procurement cycle time by 25%
Influenced senior management to make key amendments in contractual agreements, saving potential losses of approximately $1M
Boeing October 2019 - May 2022
Contract Administrator
Effectively administered $80M in contracts, conducting regular reviews and audits to ensure optimal fiscal accountability
Outlined and enforced standard procedures for contract management, improving process efficiency by 30%
Successfully resolved 85% of contract disputes without resorting to legal means, thus preserving key client relationships November 2016 - September 2019
Contract Specialist
Managed contract preparation and execution for 20+ client engagements monthly, ensuring accurate and timely completion
Spearheaded contract efficiency initiative that resulted in a 20% reduction in contract turnaround time
Played key role in contract renegotiations, resulting in a 10% cost savings annually
Resume Worded University June 2022
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialization in Contract Management
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Focus on Commercial Contract Law
Recipient of Top Achiever Award
Contract Management Tools: ContractSafe, SpringCM, Agiloft, SAP Ariba, Concord, CobbleStone, Outlaw
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Casetext, Google Scholar, Fastcase, HeinOnline
Office Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Google Workspace (Advanced)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) - National Contract Management Association
Projects: Implemented a standardized contract template system across entire Lockheed Martin, reducing inefficiency by 30%
Involvements: Member - National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Awards: Lockheed Martin Excellence Award for Innovation in Contract Management (2023)
Your Name
Assistant Contract Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2017 - Present
Contract Analyst
Reduced contract cycle time by 30% by employing effective process management techniques
Managed a portfolio of 75 contracts, maintaining risk mitigation and legal compliance
Led a team to accomplish construction management goals meeting all project deadlines
Microsoft February 2015 - May 2017
Project Coordinator
Coordinated project management activities, ensuring deliverables were achieved 10% ahead of schedule
Leveraged Microsoft Project to schedule and track projects, improving accuracy and productivity by 18%
Contributed to claims management, resulting in 60% reduction in claims value over two years
Resume Worded Institute May 2018
Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
Focused on advanced contract management practices and negotiation techniques.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Specialization in Contract Law and Negotiations
Dean's List 2012 - 2014
Contract Management: Contract Negotiation, Vendor Management, Contract Auditing, Compliance, Contract Law, Supplier Management
Software Proficiency: Mavenlink, Microsoft Project, Salesforce, Jira, Adobe Sign, DocuSign, Slack
Financial Analysis: Budget Planning, Cost Management, Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Variance Analysis, Profit Maximization
Certifications: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute
Awards: Employee of the Year - (2019), Best Project Execution - Microsoft (2016)
Volunteering: Volunteer - Feed the Children Organization. Managed contracts and procurement for large-scale community events
Your Name
Contract Project Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Shell Inc. January 2018 - Present
Contract Engineer
Applied engineering techniques to oversee project estimation leading to an increase in accuracy by 25%
Employed Primavera P6 to monitor contract progress, ensuring projects consistently met deadlines
Spearheaded a change management initiative, leading to a 15% improvement in contract execution July 2014 - December 2017
Procurement Officer
Managed procurement process of multi-million dollar contracts leading to a reduction in spend by 18%
Supervised contract negotiations, resulting in a 20% reduction in contractual risks
Created detailed contract performance metrics, contributing to a 35% improvement in contract reporting
Resume Worded University January 2016 - December 2017
Master of Business Administration - Project Management
Concentration in Supply Chain Management
Resume Worded Institute September 2010 - May 2014
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Minors in Procurement and Logistics
Dean's List 2012, 2013, and 2014 (Top 10% of class)
Project Management Tools: MS Project, Jira, Trello, Asana, Confluence, Slack
Software Skills: AutoCAD, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, SQL, Tableau
Techniques: Risk Management, Cost Optimization, Performance Metrics, Return on Investment Analysis
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Awards: PMI Project of the Year Award, 2019,
Volunteering: Project Management Mentor at MicroMentor, Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity
Courses: Coursework in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Advanced Project Management and Strategic Leadership
Your Name
Contract Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Senior Contract Coordinator
Steered contract management strategies which streamlined process time by 25% and increased annual savings by $500K
Applied ISO standards to enhance contract quality, achieving 98% compliance within the first year
Spearheaded project planning initiatives, effectively balancing contract schedules, resources, and risks to complete 100+ projects annually
Leveraged SAP products to optimize contract data management, reducing retrieval times by 35%
Introduced continuous improvement methodologies, achieving a 15% reduction in procedural errors and contract disputes May 2016 - June 2019
Contract Coordinator
Navigated contract negotiation proceedings, resulting in a procurement cost reduction by 30%
Implemented a robust contract management system, improving access to legal documentation by 45%
Championed customer service initiatives, leading to a 20% improvement in client satisfaction scores
Construction Corporation January 2014 - April 2016
Assistant Contract Coordinator
Assisted in the enforcement of 5S principles in the workspace, boosting team productivity by 15%
Supported in maintaining contract compliance, contributing to an 85% adherence rate
Facilitated document retrieval using Microsoft Access, expediting research processes by 30%
Resume Worded Academic Center 2017 - 2019
Master of Business Administration - Contract Management
Thesis: 'Optimizing Contract Performance in a Digital World'
Resume Worded University 2010 - 2014
Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration
Specialization in Contractual Law
Award: Dean's Honors List 2012, 2013 and 2014
Contractual Skills: Contractual Law, Risk Management, Contract Administration, Contract Negotiation, SLA Management, Procurement Procedures
Software: MS Office Suite, SAP, Salesforce, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Oracle Contract Management, ContractWorks
Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, Lean, Contract Lifecycle Management, Project Management Procedures
Certifications: Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) - National Contract Management Association, Certified Agile Practitioner
Projects: Led 'Redefining Contract Processes' project that increased process efficiency by 20%
Volunteering: Pro Bono Contract Consulting for Local Non-Profits
Training: Completed online course in Advanced Negotiations and Deal-Making - Harvard Business School
Your Name
Contract Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Build Inc. March 2018 - Present
Lead Contract Specialist
Led the contract team in strategic planning, resulting in a 30% increase in annual contractual wins
Utilized AutoCAD to draft construction plans, resulting in a 20% increase in project completion efficiency
Incorporated Project Engineering in contract development, leading to a 12% increase in quality assessments
Harnessed the power of Microsoft Project to enhance project timelines, improving delivery schedules by 18%
Optimized procurement processes, saving approximately $200K annually July 2014 - March 2018
Contract Specialist
Managed 50+ contracts while adhering to ISO Standards, resulting in optimal audit scores
Implemented a new contract management system, improving data management efficiency by 40%
Enhanced the procurement process, resulting in a 25% reduction in procurement time
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Business Administration - Contract Management
Concentration in Supply Chain Management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration and Management
Minor in Legal Studies
Honors: Dean's List, Golden Key International Honour Society
Contract Management: Contract Negotiation, Contract Audit, Contract Lifecycle Management, Contract Compliance, Contract Development, Risk Assessment
Project Management: Agile Project Management, Waterfall Method, Project Prioritization, Cross-functional Collaboration, Project Scheduling, Risk Mitigation
Software: Microsoft Office (Expert), SAP Procurement (Advanced), Oracle E-Business Suite (Proficient), Salesforce (Intermediate)
Certifications: Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member, National Contract Management Association (NCMA) local chapter, Volunteer Finance Coach, United Way
Webinars & Workshops: Hosted 'Advanced Principles of Contract Management' webinar (2020), Speaker 'Women in Contract Management' workshop (2019)
Your Name
Contract Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2017 - Present
Senior Contract Analyst
Revised contract strategies via business strategy input, escalating revenue by 25%
Applied Project Management skills to streamline contract processes, improving efficiency by 35%
Enhanced contract quality by reliably applying ISO standards, leading to a 15% increase in client satisfaction
Revamped contract negotiation process, avoiding potential losses of up to $2M annually
Contributed to construction management initiatives, assisting in the completion of 6 major construction projects within schedule
Engineer Co. June 2015 - December 2017
Contract Analyst
Utilized Microsoft Access for data retrieval, improving process efficiency by 35%
Contributed to strategic planning sessions, adding value to 15+ contract negotiations
Provided seamless customer service, maintaining a 90% positive feedback rating
Resume Worded University January 2017
Master of Business Administration - Contract Management
Completed alongside full-time employment at Engineer Co
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor's Degree in Law
Specialization in Corporate Law
Recipient of 'Best Thesis' Award for contract law study
Contract Management Software: Contract Insight, ContractWorks, SAP Ariba, Onit Contract Management, CobbleStone Contract Insight, CLM Matrix
Miscellaneous Tools: MS Office Suite - Word (Advanced), Excel (Advanced), PowerPoint (Advanced), Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat
Regulations & Standards: FAR, DFARS, ITAR, EAR, UCC, SOX Compliance, GAAP
Language: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) - National Contract Management Association, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer - Association for Contract Awareness (ACA), Volunteer - Legal Aid Services
Trainings Completed: Negotiation Mastery - Harvard Business School, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement - Michigan State University
Publications: Authored 'The Evolution of Contract Law in Corporate World' published in 'Law & Justice Weekly'
Your Name
Contract Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Northrop Grumman June 2022 - Present
Senior Contract Specialist
Managed and updated contract database of over 50 contracts ensuring up-to-date records and easy access
Settled 90% of contract disputes amicably and efficiently, thus maintaining a positive business relationship with clients
Devised and implemented a comprehensive training program for new hires, improving productivity by 30%
Mitigated financial risk by ensuring that all contracts adhere to legal and financial guidelines, preventing potential legal cases
Accurately tracked contract performance using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), identifying areas for improvement and cost savings
Raytheon October 2019 - May 2022
Contract Analyst
Analyzed over 20 contracts per month to ensure compliance with internal procedures and regulations
Improved contract processes using Lean Six Sigma methodologies leading to a 25% efficiency increase
Investigated discrepancies in contracts, resolving issues in a manner that benefited both the company and its clients
Resume Worded November 2016 - September 2019
Junior Contract Specialist
Provided assistance in the preparation, negotiation and maintenance of over 40 contracts monthly
Implemented cost-saving measures leading to an annual saving of $50K
Played a key role in establishing a contract management system increasing accessibility and reducing redundancy
Resume Worded University May 2022
Master's Degree in Contracting with Business Emphasis
Specialized coursework: Advanced Government Contracting, Contract Law, Ethics in Contracting and Finance
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2019
Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
Received after demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of contract management involved from pre-award to post-award
Contract Management: Contract Preparation, Contract Negotiation, Risk Management Analysis, Post-Award Contract Management, Reporting, Pre-Award Contract Management
Software: MS Office Suite, Contract Management software (Onit, SAP), CRM Systems (Hubspot, SalesForce), ERP Software
Regulations: Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), Government Accounting Standards (GAS)
Certifications: Certification in Contract Drafting - Resume Worded Legal Training Center
Volunteering: Mentor at Young Entrepreneurs’ Scheme (YES) - guiding young individuals interested in Contracting career path
Publications: Authored an article 'The Future of Contract Management' in 'Contract Management Magazine' (2019)
Affiliations: Member, National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Your Name
Contract Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
General Dynamics June 2022 - Present
Lead Contract Administrator
Developed and administered contract portfolios exceeding $200M, ensuring strict adherence to corporate guidelines
Spearheaded a team of junior contract administrators improving team productivity by 35%
Implemented digital solution for contract organization, improving access to information by 60%
Launched a quarterly review and audit process, reducing errors in contract data by 25%
Managed supplier relationships, negotiating favorable terms and reducing procurement costs by 15%
Leidos October 2019 - May 2022
Contract Coordinator
Coordinated efforts across multiple departments to ensure smooth contract execution
Initiated process improvements using Agile methodologies to enhance contract management speed by 20%
Maintained positive relationships with over 50 clients, ensuring swift resolution of contractual issues and maintaining high client satisfaction ratings November 2016 - September 2019
Contract Assistant
Assisted with the preparation and review of over 100 contracts, guaranteeing accuracy and timeliness
Participated in dispute resolution, achieving an 80% success rate in resolving issues amicably
Converted all physical contracts to digital format, saving space and improving accessibility
Resume Worded University June 2019
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Contract Management
Emphasis on negotiation, management, and federal law
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Bachelor of Science (BS)-Business Administration
Minor in Legal Studies
Honor: Magna Cum Laude (Top 5% of class)
Contract Management Tools: DCMA Contract Management, SAP Ariba, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
General Management Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite (Docs, Sheers, Slides), Salesforce
Regulatory Compliance Knowledge: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), ITAR Compliance
Techniques: Contract Negotiation, Procurement, Strategic Planning, Auditing, Risk Assessment, Due Diligence, Financial Management
Certifications: Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
Leadership & Volunteering: Served as Treasurer for National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Chapter
Courses: Advanced contracts management, Business law for contract professionals
Awards: Employee of the Year Award at General Dynamics for outstanding performance in contract administration (2023)
Your Name
Contracts Negotiator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Tesla Inc. June 2022 - Present
Senior Contracts Negotiator
Successfully negotiated 15 high value contracts, realizing an average savings of 20%
Managed a team of 6 associates, increasing team productivity by 30%
Redesigned contract negotiation strategy increasing company's advantage during discussions by 40%
Streamlined contract negotiation processes using Lean methodologies, reducing process time by 35%
Boosted stakeholder satisfaction by adopting an approach that values transparent and ethical negotiations
Honeywell October 2019 - May 2022
Contracts Associate
Assisted with the negotiation of over 20 contracts, ensuring company's interests are safeguarded
Introduced a tracking mechanism for contracts, improving visibility of contract status and key milestones by 50%
Implemented an efficient contract review process, identifying potential risks and issues before signing
Resume Worded November 2016 - September 2019
Contracts Intern
Supported the contract negotiation team by researching and preparing documentation for over 30 contracts
Implemented contract database management system, reducing data retrieval time by 20%
Contributed to the development of contract negotiation strategies, resulting in savings of $50K over a period of a year
Resume Worded Institute May 2019
Master in Business Administration - Project Management
Top of the Class Award for Academic Excellence (Top 5%)
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2016
Bachelor of Laws - Contract Law
Combined Major in Business Law
Member of the Student Law Society
Contract Management Tools: Concord, ContractWorks, SAP Ariba, ContractSafe, Juro, Coupa, Agiloft
Document Management Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Adobe Acrobat, Dockit SharePoint
Compliance Software: Integrated Compliance 360, Actimize, Cognos, KYC Portal, Onspring GRC Software, SAS Enterprise GRC
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Intermediate), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) - National Contract Management Association (NCMA), 2021
Awards: Best Contracts Associate - Honeywell Appreciation Program - 2020
Volunteering: Legal Aid Volunteer - American Bar Association, 2018-present
Professional Affiliations: Active Member - National Contract Management Association (NCMA), 2019-present
Your Name
Contract Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
IBM Corporation June 2022 - Present
Senior Contract Analyst
Conducted thorough analysis of over 30 contracts per month, mitigating potential legal and financial risks
Implemented an automated process for contract analysis using data analytics, reducing manual efforts by 40%
Led a team of Junior Analysts, improving overall productivity by 35%
Developed a comprehensive reporting system that accurately reflects contract performance, aiding in strategic decision-making
Negotiated substantial changes in contract terms with 50 different customers, resulting in saving $500K in costs annually
HP Inc. October 2019 - May 2022
Contract Reviewer
Conducted detailed review of over 40 contracts, ensuring compliance to various statutory regulations
Reduced contract processing time by 25% by optimizing the contract review process
Detected and resolved 80% of contract conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner November 2016 - September 2019
Contracts Clerk
Maintained contracts database ensuring the data is up-to-date
Assisted in the contract review process, flagging any inconsistencies or deviations
Created detailed reports on contract status aiding in decision-making process
Resume Worded University June 2019
Master of Business Administration - Contract Management
Specialization in legal aspects of contract management
Resume Worded Institute May 2016
Bachelor of Law
Focused in Contract Law
Presidential Scholarship Recipient (top 3% of class)
Software: MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign, Salesforce
Contract Management Systems: Ariba, Coupa, SAP
Techniques: Contract Lifecycle Management, Risk Management, Vendor Management
Language: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
Leadership & Volunteering: Contract Management Association (Active Member, Events Volunteer)
Projects: Led successful contract review project resulting in 10% increase in compliance

How do I add skills to a Contract Manager resume?

Review the job posting closely.

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

Add industry skills like Contract Negotiation and Construction.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Project Estimation, Civil Engineering and Construction Management - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Project Management, Outsourcing and Government - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Contract Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Contract Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

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

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