Requisition ID:  28882

Business Manager, Procurement Center Operations Supervisor

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, the Procurement Center Operations Supervisor is responsible for leading, directing, and supporting the Procurement operations for the College of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Institute.  The center is responsible for working with the Business Office and campus departments on all procurement-related needs of the College of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Institute. This position will serve as a key resource/liaison to these areas and with Central Procurement on items.  Oversee and lead the team in processing procurement items: direct invoice vouchers, credit card reconciliations, creating purchase orders, and cash receipt processing.  Manage the day-to-day workload of the team to ensure items are processed timely and accurately.  Responsible for the development and communication of dashboard metrics related to procurement processes.  Will contribute to the redesign and implementation of business process improvements.  Ensure exceptional customer service to the College of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Institute serviced by the center.  


This position could be filled at multiple levels (M1 or M2). The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.


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
  • 1 year of payroll-related, budget, accounting, or related experience; preferably with the University
  • Good understanding of accounting principles as well as payroll processes, related benefits, and policies
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures
  • Excellent communication (oral & written), leadership, planning, problem-solving, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Able to foster a participative supervisory style and teamwork to successfully guide the work of others
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills to solve complex problems with little or no precedent
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and synthesize data into a clear, precise format and presentation
  • Able to manage the production of timely and accurate reports based on customer requirements
  • Able to work under pressure and meet frequent deadlines



  • Six credit hours of accounting coursework
  • 2-3 years of payroll-related, budget, accounting, or related experience; preferably with the University.
  • Working knowledge of educational and/or accounts receivable software such as SAP, Concur, Ariba, Cognos Reporting, etc. 
  • Knowledge of University, state, federal, and agency policies and procedures


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: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately    
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Management 1 
Pay Band S060
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Job Code #20004067
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