Req Id:  30412
Job Title:  Senior Industry Advisor
Job Description: 

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for an individual who desires meaningful work that directly impacts Indiana's manufacturing sector.  The mission of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is to advance Indiana's prosperity, health and quality of life.  Each year MEP serves hundreds of manufacturing companies, businesses, high tech start-ups, life science companies, governmental units and not-for-profit organizations.  Impacts include significant sales increases, cost reductions, capital investments, and jobs created or saved.  The Senior Industry Advisor needs to have extensive experience manufacturing, management of profit/loss, as a subject matter expert, with the full breadth of MEP service capabilities, will autonomously sell and deliver services to Indiana manufacturers.  The decision making and high caliber skill set requires this position to be well networked and aligned with local manufacturing trade organizations and/or economic partnerships with the capability to interpret the needs of the Industry while creating service/fee-based resolution projects for measurable impacts and high revenue generation.


This position requires strict adherence to Purdue confidentiality policies.

This position is eligible for annual incentive compensation.

Office:  Carmel, Indiana


What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or Technology
  • Six or more years of customer management facing experience
  • Business development (sales) experience with professional services or application selling
  • Demonstrated ability to sell services that create significant economic impact for a manufacturing company in the primary industry (i.e., cost savings, increased sales, growth, new jobs, and new investment).

What Is Helpful:

  • MBA
  • Five or more years of direct experience in continuous improvement, quality, and operational efficiency and/or growth services
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver new processes or new services that creates significant economic impact for a manufacturing company in the primary industry (i.e., cost savings, increased sales, growth, new jobs, and new investment).
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience consulting to manufacturing executives.  Class room training experience

What We Want You to Know:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get In Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

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Posting Start Date:  2/28/24