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Requisition ID:  14819

Senior Business Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking to hire the right candidate for the role of Senior Business manager within Mechanical Engineering.  As the Senior Business Manager there will be a need to direct the management of finances and business processes for Mechanical Engineering with large-range annual revenues/expenditures.  The Senior Business Manager will be responsible for the management and administration of the business functions and acts as the resource/liaison among the school, college and central offices.  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 department heads, directors, faculty, staff and students.  Serve as a mentor and key resource to other business managers across the college.


Hybrid work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location, and interest 



  • BA/BS Degree  
  • 4 years work experience in business management, 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
  • Proficient in following software: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook



  • BA/BS Degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or related field of student
  • Prior leadership experience


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

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