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Requisition ID:  18620

Business Manager

Job Summary

Purdue University is for the right candidate to fill the role of Business Manager within the College of Agriculture.  As the Business Manager the right person will direct the management of the finances and business office support for two academic units and a farm in the College of Agriculture with annual expenditures exceeding $23M dollars.  There will also be a need to 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.


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 related field of study
  • Two (2) years of business administration, financial management, or related experience
  • In lieu of a degree, 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 complex issues daily



  • 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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