Requisition ID:  27343

Business Assistant, Purchasing

Job Summary

Purdue University and the Purdue Polytechnic department are looking for a motivated individual who can efficiently multi-task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines to provide support and perform business assistant duties for the business operations office within Purdue Polytechnic. As the Business Assistant, you will assist faculty, students, and staff at Purdue Polytechnic with travel, procurement, account management, and other business office functions. Responsible for managing and reconciliation of departmental purchasing cards. Serve as the first point of contact for all procurement and travel-related questions while assisting departmental faculty, staff, and students with travel and procurement needs. Assist with special financial tracking needs.


Hybrid work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location and interest



  • High school diploma / GED
  • Three (3) years of experience in customer service, as an account clerk, business, or other related field
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to practice good time management, organizational skills, and efficiently multi-task 
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to learn and use own initiative to explore capabilities to enhance productivity and assume responsibility
  • The ability to make sound judgments and observe confidentiality at all times is essential 
  • Ability to explain policies and procedures to staff 



  • University experience
  • Experience with SAP and Success Factors


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position    
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Administrative and Operational Support 2
Pay Band S040
Link to Purdue University's compensation guidelines: 
Job Code #20002334
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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette