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Requisition ID:  25039

Business Assistant

Job Summary

Purdue University and its Finance department are looking for the right candidate that has the ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels to become its next Procurement Business Assistant. The Procurement Business Assistant will be responsible for and serve as the unit’s key point of contact for all procurement-related guidelines, policies, and procedures for the assigned business area. This position will assist faculty, students, and staff in areas supported by the assigned Procurement Center with the procurement of goods and services. Responsible for placing and receiving orders in Ariba, requesting new/change vendor updates, entering direct payments, keying work orders, processing cash and check deposits, and reconciliation of departmental purchasing cards. Serve as a point of contact for all procurement and other related questions while assisting departmental faculty, staff, and students with procurement needs. Utilize the Footprints tracking system to manage workflow.  


Remote 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 another related field
  • Must have experience in providing a high level of customer service
  • Ability to identify problems, analyze information and implement solutions 
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility, maintaining quality standards, and handling confidential information with discretion 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels 
  • Must be extremely flexible and adaptable to constantly varying work environments and with limited daily supervision 
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and implement policies and procedures 
  • Proficient with a personal computer and related software (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, database, internet, etc.) 
  • Ability to handle interruptions while meeting deadlines with accurate results and providing exceptional customer service
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills 



  • Two years of University business office experience strongly desired.  
  • SAP and SuccessFactors experience


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary  
  • 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
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • 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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