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What Is a Contract Administrator and How to Become One

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What Is a Contract Administrator?

A contract administrator oversees the acquisition of goods or services throughout the contractual process. In this job, your responsibilities include researching vendors and suppliers, assessing the needs of your company, negotiating beneficial contracts, and monitoring their execution. Your job duties are to supervise the process from conception through completion and ensure that the terms of the agreements maximize your company’s profitability.

How to Become a Contract Administrator

Contract administrator jobs require a bachelor’s degree in finance, acquisitions, or a related field, and most positions also require significant experience. Your educational programs will include the basics of finance, supply chains, and contract negotiations. If you want to pursue a career as a certified contract administrator, you should choose the appropriate certification for your industry, and complete the requirements set by the National Contract Management Association.

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