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Requisition ID:  20916

Industry Business Development Director

Job Summary:

Purdue University’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) is committed to promoting and advancing all forms of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) to create an environment and culture where the uniqueness of individuals is celebrated and persons from all backgrounds can thrive.


RCAC provides access to leading-edge computational and data storage systems as well as expertise in a broad range of high-performance computing activities.


To fulfill our mission, we:

  • Provide advanced computational resources and services to support Purdue faculty and staff researchers
  • Evaluate, deploy, and support hardware and software for large-scale scientific computing
  • Promote the effective use of our research computing systems and application software through training and education, consultation, and documentation
  • Contribute to the discovery process through algorithm design and development of effective computing techniques


The Industry Business Development Director will work independently to develop and execute a business development strategy with both Purdue and Corporate partners to expand industry research opportunities. Create and manage a portfolio of industry partners to leverage RCAC expertise and resources to address barriers to business growth. Manage RCAC industry program budgets by developing financial models to represent the financial requirements of programs and projects. Participate in national computing activities and potentially present on research computing services and initiatives.

This will be a hybrid position (50% on-site and 50% remote).



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least six (6) years of combined experience of professional industry sales, program and project management, budgeting, communications, and strategic planning
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted (For example, an Associate's degree and eight (8) years of experience)
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in research computing operations and administration and/or business development
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • develop and manage industry partnerships
    • develop and execute marketing strategies
    • analyze, interpret, communicate, and adhere to organizational and funding agencies policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Strong communication skills to develop clear proposals, inform management and relay information to cross functional teams
  • Ability to:
    • articulate a long-term vision, operate ‎on a strategic level and be politically aware of the requirements and motivations of faculty, ‎students, customers, and vendors
    • work as part of a high performing team in a collaborative environment
    • work positively in an inclusive and diverse environment
    • operate effectively in a wide range of professional and social settings, accurately and concisely convey department messaging
    • mentor and provide leadership to team members
    • provide operational oversight of medium to large scale IT research and business development operations, including fiscal/budget planning, research support and business relationship management
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal ‎communication, collaboration and team building ‎skills‎  



  • Advanced degree
  • Experience collaborating with IT professionals

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 Contributions immediately
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial  including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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