About Inari...

Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have over 270 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!

About the role....

Corporate Initiatives is a small team that reports directly to the CEO and works across a variety of business critical areas.  We are looking for someone with strong strategic business acumen and a demonstrated ability to thrive and deliver results in challenging environments. 

This is a high growth role where few days and projects will be the same.  You will work directly with a world-class senior leadership team and learn how to grow a climate-tech company at the intersection of gene editing, data/machine learning, agriculture, and sustainability.  This role requires the ambition to tackle complex problems that are often technical and unstructured, but also the humility to ask for help early and roll up your sleeves.

This role is based in Cambridge, MA (Boston) and reports to the Corporate Initiatives Lead.  Role is not remote and may require travel up to 1-2 weeks per month (expenses covered by company). 

As a Corporate Initiatives Associate, you will…

  • Bring structure and strategic thinking to complex problems, communicating concisely in writing/presentations and building financial models to value opportunities
  • Work with Corporate Initiative Lead to support CEO in preparation for Board of Directors and Leadership Team meetings, working with senior internal stakeholders across all business functions (e.g science, data/AI, product development, commercial, finance, people, IP, legal/regulatory)
  • Support transactions (e.g. fundraising, opportunistic) through close in areas such as presentations, data room ownership, and investor meetings
  • Provide support to commercial leadership team for critical business development initiatives through connecting to corporate growth priorities and building financial models/presentations to guide deal structuring
  • Work with Corporate Initiatives Lead on special projects at discretion of CEO

 You Bring…

  • 1.5-3 years of experience in management consulting, investment banking or corporate development/strategy in high growth environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required - specific degree doesn’t matter, but must have strong corporate finance fundamentals (e.g. financial statement analysis, valuation, rapidly build DCF models) demonstrated in a strategic business context
  • A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high impact, and sustainable solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of individuals and audiences
  • A genuine eagerness to learn and dive deep - our business is fascinating, but highly complex and multi-faceted.  Will require learning company-specific scientific, technical, operational basics 
  • A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • Proven ability to earn trust and deliver results working directly with internal/external senior leaders.  Ability to manage internal cross-functional stakeholders 
  • Self-starter comfortable with managing ambiguity, but not afraid to ask for help
  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure

Nice to have…

  • Experience in transactional due diligence, esp. private markets
  • Understanding of types of private/public market investors, common investing strategies 
  • Background in life sciences, agriculture, or data/AI (not required)

Apply for this Job

* Required

resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
cover_letter chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)

Voluntary Self-Identification

For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in Inari Agriculture’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.