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The Role of a Contract Manager: 2019 and beyond

January 3, 2019

As we enter a new year, it is a time when many people wonder about their future. The holiday period causes many to reflect on whether they are doing the right thing, in the right place, with the right people.

So for those who are already working in Contract and Commercial Management, or those interested in entering this field, it is a good moment to consider not only what this role looks like today, but also how it will develop this year and beyond.

To assist your thoughts (and personal development plans), IACCM has published a new fifteen page guide “Contract & Commercial Management: Role & Direction”. It draws from IACCM’s extensive research and insights from its 52,000 members, who represent more than 17,000 different organizations around the world.

As the guide explains, there is no question that these roles face a time of major change – a characteristic in common with many other job roles. But with change also comes opportunity – especially for those who are willing and ready to adapt. Many IACCM members are already progressing on the path to a higher value, more influential role, having invested in IACCM training and certification programs. From the number registering over the last few days, it is clear that many more have commited to a New Year resolution to raise their skills and profile!

The guide sets out a useful table, showing the typical tasks that are performed by contracts and commercial staff today and describing how those will change and be enhanced by new technologies. Overall, it describes an environment that will for many be challenging, but which offers exciting prospects for the future.

“Contract & Commercial Management: Role & Direction” is available to IACCM members and can be downloaded from the website.

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