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Requisition ID:  21144

Corporate Partners Senior Manager

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the role of Corporate Partners Senior Manager. As the senior manager, you will coordinate with the staff from The Data Mine (West Lafayette), the Indiana Data Mine statewide project, and Purdue’s Research Computing (RCAC) group to provide valuable data science project experiences and support for students, faculty, and corporate mentors. 
The Senior Manager will facilitate partnerships between corporations and The Data Mine, Indiana Digital Crossroads schools, and Research Computing through technical mentoring and coaching to the student teams while the teams work on corporate projects.  Plan corporate partner visits to campus, host corporate partners on campus, visit corporate partners with or without student groups, manage contracts, recruit new corporate partners, respond quickly to communications, and help the partners to design high-quality and achievable projects for students in The Data Mine. Ensure student corporate partners' project groups function to their highest ability.  Help select team leaders and other group members for each corporate partner’s project, coordinate with the Corporate Partner Managers and/or students to find meeting spaces and appropriate communications technology, work closely with the student groups and corporate mentors, coordinate, and work with the Corporate Partner Managing Director to approve any additional resources the students may need. 



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Six (6) years of data science industry experience
  • In lieu of a degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience. 
  • Ability to coordinate dozens of projects simultaneously
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Skilled in data analytics skills and willingness to learn new methods
  • Ability to interact with individuals at various levels across campus and external to the university, including senior leadership within companies
  • Understands modern data science and big data skills, including but not limited to Python, R, SQL, UNIX, High-Performance Computing Systems
  • Proficient at discussing legal, technical, and financial agreements
  • understands basic data science and big data skills
  • Able to travel 10% of the time



  • M.S. or M.B.A 
  • 4 years of data science industry experience
  • Experience with Agile methodology


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: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately  
  • 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

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