If you are interested in pursuing a career in contract management but aren’t sure what to expect, don’t worry. We’ve broken it down to help you understand the career path:

Position Descriptions for The Contract Management Professional

To give you a common starting point for discussions about the professional grade and salary levels, performance expectations, and expected (or required) skills and experience needed for professional advancement, we’ve developed general position descriptions for various roles within the contract management field.

Contract activity has been divided into 5 levels:

  1. Beginner
  2. Journeyman
  3. Expert Practitioner
  4. Manager
  5. Executive

Certain skills and experience are required in order to accomplish complex and/or strategic contract objectives–at both mid and senior levels–whether or not the contract professional who possesses those skills and experience manages professionals at lower levels.

Please note:

  • No distinction has been made between public (federal, state, and/or local government) and commercial roles
  • No distinction has been made between activity conducted directly with the ultimate (prime) customer or with third parties (subcontractors) in fulfillment of prime contracts
  • Because of wide variations, no specific job titles are included