Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The role of the Executive Assistant to the S-Team/Indigo Partners in Memphis is to provide the highest level of support with the highest level of accuracy ensuring team success by making key projects, events, business operations and activities happen seamlessly, flawlessly, and in an exemplary fashion for the S-Team, Indigo Partners and Indigo.

 

Responsibilities:

  •  Drive and support Indigo leadership to achieve team objectives by participating in wide-ranging, dynamic activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Provide the highest level of support to ensure seamless coverage at all times, including:
    • Extensive scheduling of complex meetings and calendar management.
    • Coordinating dial-ins and video conferences.
    • Printing/distributing meeting materials.
    • Ensuring conference rooms and other needed resources are coordinated and reflected in Outlook.
    • Catering.
    • Thinking/planning ahead to ensure meetings are smooth and well-organized.
  • Travel arrangements including domestic and international travel with the ability to juggle constantly changing agendas to ensure smooth travel.
  • Communicate agendas and respond to calendar changes as needed.
  • Prepare business expense reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Communication:
    • Professional, flawless, clear and succinct (both verbal and written) communication to high profile investors, board members, customers, vendors, contacts and colleagues.
  • Interact with internal and external colleagues with an upbeat, positive and friendly demeanor, always willing to help and go the extra mile.
  • Manage conflicting priorities and deliver on the most critical assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
  • The Executive Assistant for the S-Team/Indigo Partners is expected to perform core responsibilities and go above and beyond the listed responsibilities to ensure team success on wide ranging projects.

 

Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills:
    • Ability to multitask, reprioritize and respond quickly.
    • Outstanding thoroughness, attention to detail, and accuracy in work product with an eye for context and big-picture focus.
    • Ability to prioritize key tasks and work through distractions.
    • Punctual and forward thinking.
    • Capable of maintaining confidentiality on sensitive topics.
  • Strong and flexible work ethic:
    • Flexibility to occasionally work beyond official business hours as needed.
    • Work independently as well as within a team.
    • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get things done.
    • Dependable and reliable with the ability to go above and beyond when urgent situations arise without complaint or hesitation.
  • Positive and professional attitude:
    • Persistent, patient and diplomatic.
    • High-energy, capable of operating in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Willing to perform any task with a positive attitude.
  • Quick learner and problem solver:
    • Ability to learn new processes quickly, teach others, and see inefficiencies to improve upon.
    • Open to learning and new ways of doing things.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills:
    • Ability to work well with people at all organizational levels and with diverse personalities.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative structure.
    • Ability to accurately relay messages and information.
    • Capable of managing “up” – be comfortable reminding team members of obligations and outstanding tasks.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about Indigos core values and mission.
  • High integrity and good judgment:
    • A reputation for demonstrating integrity and commitment, always maintaining discretion.
    • Proven ability to exercise exemplary judgment and think critically with strong problem-solving skills.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-10 years in Executive Assistant role with a willingness to learn, and energy to get the job done to enable others’ success.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Advanced level Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
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