How to Hire a Contract Administrator

Could the growth of your business benefit from hiring a Contract Administrator? Contract Administrators work to ensure all legal necessities are covered in the development and execution of contracts.

Here are some tips to help you find great Contract Administrator candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $23.45 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $9.00$63.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Contract Administrator?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Contract Administrator can help your organization by:

• Regularly assessing needs and working with vendors to reach an agreement
• Create, edit, and finalize all contracts pertaining to your business
• Works with sales to review proposals and contracts to ensure deliverability

Skills to look for in a great Contract Administrator

A great Contract Administrator candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• MBA or equivalent business and legal experience
• Attention to detail is a must
• Comprehension of legal parameters and the company’s service bandwidth
• Adept with using contract management software
• Detailed task manager
• Consultative leader

Writing a Contract Administrator job description

Finding a qualified Contract Administrator requires a detailed job description. A Contract Administrator job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Contract Administrator jobs, such as:

• Contract Administrator
• Contracts Manager
• Proposal Manager

Interviewing Contract Administrator candidates

Strong candidates for Contract Administrator positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Comprehension of your company’s sales cycle
• Developing training materials for a company’s sales team
• Understanding of legal requirements that relevant contracts must have

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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