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Requisition ID:  18475

Associate Business Manager

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the roll of Associate Business Manager. As the Associate Business Manager will direct the management of the finances and business office support for several academic units and programs in the College of Engineering including Global Engineering Programs & Partnerships (GEPP), Construction Engineering & Management (CEM), Environmental & Ecological Engineering (EEE), Composite Manufacturing & Simulation Center (CMSC), Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), and Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (In-MAC), exceeding $12.5M dollars in annual expenditures.  Serve as the resource/liaison for the Department to the College and central offices. Provide proper interpretation of University, Federal, State, and sponsoring agency policies and procedures. Collaborate closely with central business service operations and other related entities in meeting the strategic goals of the University.  This position will play a key role in the preparation of financial and management reports to support long-range planning forecasts; budget recommendations, planning, and analysis; and financial analysis and strategic financial management of college resources.  Serve as mentor and key resource person to peers within Business Office. Maintain a unit that provides excellent business management support to Department Heads, Directors, faculty, staff, and students.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, or related field of study
  • One year of business administration, financial management, or related experience. 
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, implement, and communicate University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, analytical, organizational, project management, financial analysis, supervisory, and customer service skills
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Must be able to foster a participative supervisory style that utilizes accountability, respect and teamwork to successfully guide the work of others
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting business processes, e.g. SAP, etc. 
  • Proficient in following software: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrate originality, creativity, and ability to resolve issues daily



  • Six credit hours of accounting coursework
  • A demonstrated knowledge of sponsor and University regulations and basic proficiency in all technical and professional skills related to business office and contract grant management
  • Knowledge of SAP, Cognos and Banner


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be 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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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