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Requisition ID:  25866

Business Manager, Centers & Institutes

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the role of Business Manager for Centers & Institutes. The Business Manager will direct the management of the finances and business office support for their assigned area(s). They will serve as the resource/liaison for assigned areas to the central offices with annual, weighted operating expenditures exceeding $33 million dollars. Manage large projects and processes.  Contribute to the development of planning efforts including budgets.  Provide proper interpretation of university, federal, and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.  Work closely with central offices and other business entities in meeting the strategic goals of the University.  Maintain a unit that provides excellent business management support to directors, faculty, staff, and students.  Serve as a mentor and key resource to other business managers across the Office of Research.
Remote/Hybrid work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location and interest


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or a related field of study
  • Two (2) years of business administration, financial management, or related experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, planning, leadership, budgeting, financial analysis, problem-solving, organizational, project management, and customer service skills
  • Ability to influence and build strong working relationships at all levels
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policies and procedures
  • Ability to foster a participatory supervisory style that utilizes collaboration and teamwork to successfully guide the work of others
  • Learning orientation toward changing technology impacting business processes


  • Six credit hours of accounting coursework
  • Prior leadership experience

Career Stream

Professional 2
Pay Band S065
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Job Code #20002427
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