Job Summary

The Business Manager will direct the management of the finances and business office support for two academic units in the College of Agriculture (Forestry and Natural Resources) with annual expenditures exceeding $25M dollars.  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 a mentor and key resource person to peers within the 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 a related field of study
  • Two (2) years of business administration, financial management, or related experience
  • Will accept an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • 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 the following software: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrate originality, creativity, and ability to resolve complex issues daily



  • Six credit hours of accounting coursework
  • 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: 

  • 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 2
Pay Band S065
Link to Purdue University’s compensation guidelines: https://www.purdue.edu/hr/mngcareer/compguidelines/staffpb.php
Job Code #20004062
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